the theme of "History, Identity, Technology and Space", this
exhibition intends to showcase a wide range of calligraphic works which
are significant to our history and identity yet under different cultural
background. It includes also a contemporary work inspired by the Islamic
Calligraphy that demonstrate a state of artistic harmony in the exhibition.
A calligraphy work " Ma Gu Xian Shou" by courtesy of the Huang
Yao Collection in Singapore Art Museum is also presented in the Exhibition.
Huang Yao (1917-1987) pioneering his work in creative calligraphy in
the mid 20th century, was mentioned by Art historian Wang Nanming that
his calligraphy painting predates modern calligraphy in mainland China.
Art Museum, exhibition handout, 8 Dec 2002
Ma Gu Xian Shou
Chinese ink on rice paper
43.9cm x 52cm
Huang Yao Collection in Singapore Art Museum