COUPLET PAIR REBUS: The Principle of Cause and Effect in Art (Paperback)

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COUPLET PAIR REBUS: The Principle of Cause and Effect in Art (Paperback)

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A unique meditation on artistic symmetry and contrast. 

COUPLET PAIR REBUS explores the principle of cause and effect in art, offering various approaches to this philosophical relationship. Based on the UMAG exhibition curated by Harald Kraemer, the “COUPLET” section is comprised of more than twenty calligraphic pairs of poetic lines, known in Chinese as duilian. “PAIR” features artworks that form a balanced equilibrium through diverse visual languages along with objects in symmetrical harmony. Works presented in the “REBUS” section form a network of diverse references that connect the objects. Readers are then tasked with decoding these connections like a 3D puzzle.

This publication features an essay by curator Harald Kraemer unpacking the issues of harmony, symmetry, and contrasting artistic elements in art. Chinese language scholar and professor Yeuk Hung To Angus contributes a text analyzing Chinese couplets and their history and development throughout time, and UMAG director Florian Knothe provides an analysis of pairs in Western and Eastern art history.
Harald P. Kraemer is an art scholar and exhibition maker with a focus on media in museums.
Product Details ISBN: 9789887470830
ISBN-10: 988747083X
Publisher: HKU Museum and Art Gallery
Publication Date: December 4th, 2024
Pages: 168
Language: English