02.04 – 06.09.2021
The work of the Franco-Chinese artist, dominated by portraits and self-portraits, emphasises his connection to his origins, from the figure of Mao to that of his father, as well as the landscapes of Shanghai. For the first time in France, the exhibition will bring together almost fifty paintings and some 15drawings from public institutions and private collection in Europe and China. In the underground gallery linking the old building to the contemporary extension, the exhibition will begin with a previously unseen set of his early drawings presented in a room devoted to the graphic arts. His monumental paintings will be masterfully displayed over two levels in the Ackerhof building (the museum’s new wing created by the architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron).