Organised by the Yuen Long District Arts Committee, Wanders into the Flow of Literature: The Chinese Calligraphy of Law Ching Bor was held at the Hong Kong Central Library in mid-February 2016. Pico was intimately involved in this stylish, modern exhibition, delivering design and build, event management and public relations services – from strategy to execution, truly 360 degree integrated services.
Displaying 110 pieces of timeless calligraphy, including rubbings from stone inscription, poetry, verse and devotions by Masters from the Spring and Autumn and the Warring Period to the modern era, the exhibition was divided into five sections which helped organise and make sense of the many works on display: showing Mr Law’s three most celebrated works from the 90s; displaying textbooks on calligraphy which are based on selected Chinese literary masterpieces; presenting creative free designs using the five calligraphic styles; blending Chinese and Western calligraphy; and going down the memory lane of Mr Law on how he used rubbings of several ancient calligraphy masters’ works as models to develop his own calligraphy.
At the opening ceremony, Mr Law improvised some innovative calligraphy. Accompanied by music, he recreated the military general of the Song Dynasty, Yue Fei's most celebrated Chinese ci poem, ‘Man Jiang Hong’. This prestigious exhibition was attended by the chairman of the Yuen Long District Arts Committee and other government officials.
Under Pico’s expert guidance, the event was more successful than the client hoped: over 5,000 people attended the exhibition over its three-day run, a record for the Central Library and far exceeding the client’s target for attendance. Some 80 separate media coverage have been stretched from pre- to post-exhibition, let alone on-site media attendance. The exhibition was pronounced by a library representative as “the first-ever and best Chinese calligraphy exhibition in Hong Kong by a single calligraphy master”.
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