• Houshan Revolve MOTH 0533, 2016
    Xuan Paper, Bast Paper, Ink, Burn Marks 73 x 17 inches
    by Wang Tiande

  • Houshan Revolve MOTH 0417, 2016
    Xuan Paper, Bast Paper, Ink, Burn Marks 66 x 14 inches
    by Wang Tiande


September 30 – October 15

 520 Broadway
Millbrae, CA 94030

Literati Gathering: New Work by Wang Tiande

11:00 am–4:00 pm

From the 1990s Wang Tiande has been one of the most representative artists of Chinese contemporary ink art, consistently using the concepts and media of ink painting in his work. His work has evolved from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from traditional paper and ink to multi-media, and from conceptual transplantations to adoption of virtual space, continuously exploring the language of ink and its potential for spiritual expression. Comprehensively challenging old ideas to construct his own artistic language and style, he has emerged as unique. His work often takes its source in classical landscapes and calligraphy, choosing the paintings and writings of famous masters as references, but replacing their brushes with sticks of burning incense, and executing his images in a unique language. Unlike so many Ming and Qing master, his intention is not to composed landscapes for a mental journey. Instead he creates an even more expansive virtual space in which contemporary people can engage in dialogue and interchanges with both nature and the ancients, imbuing the landscape with a certain contemporaneity. This exhibition, “Literati Gathering,” shows a series of new works that form a dialogue with the paintings and calligraphy of the great twentieth century collector and artist Wu Hufan. By means of the artist’s virtual travel through time and space, he places the viewer in a double context of past and present, and creates a unique literati gathering.

Opening Reception

Friday, September 30


September 30

 510 Broadway, Suite 302 (NanHai Auditorium)
Millbrae, CA 94030

Issues in Connoisseurship for Collectors of Asian Art

1:30 pm–5:30 pm

In conjunction with Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area (Asia Week- SFBA) and jointly sponsored by NanHai Art, Christie’s, and Asia Society Northern California, the 2016 Asia Week- SFBA Symposium brings together connoisseurs, curators, and scholars, for an informative and interactive discussion on the issues in connoisseurship for collectors of Asian Art.

This two-panel symposium is designed to examine connoisseurship, a central yet complicated field from a practical perspective. Covering a wide range of historical and geographical contexts, panelists will use a series of case studies to discuss and share their insights on issues of authenticity, attribution, and quality, in paintings and other works of art. In addition, the symposium will also discuss the scope and effectiveness of connoisseurship, and the influences of both academic trends and technology development towards its practice.

Galleries & Dealers

NanHai Art


Founded in 1986, NanHai Art focuses on introducing the major artworks by contemporary Chinese artists that reflect the unique aesthetics of Chinese art while transcending cultural and artistic boundaries with a contemporary sensibility. With a thoughtful selection of artists and a particular emphasis on academic discourse, NanHai Art is committed to present the highest level of Chinese contemporary art to a global audience.



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United States
500 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030


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