A series of videoconferences on the occassion of Yan Pei-Ming, Au nom du père hosted by Musée Unterlinden.
Thursday 22 April, 6.30pm
Yan Pei-Ming in conversation with Frédérique Georig-Hergott, curator of the exhibition.
Thursday 20 May
Identity and humanism at Ming
With Christian Besson, art historian
Thursday 3 June
Yan Pei-Ming and the Unterlinden Museum
With Frédérique Georig-Hergott
Thursday 24 June
Yan Pei-Ming: The most ...
With Eric De Chassey, Director of the National Institute of Art History
About the Exhibition
A unique exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Yan Pei-Ming.
The Unterlinden Museum in Colmar is devoting an important exhibition to the artist Yan Pei-Ming, a contemporary painter recognized worldwide for his monumental paintings, often monochrome, brushed with broad brushstrokes.
Echoing the famous Isenheim Altarpiece, a masterpiece of its collections , the museum presents an original reading of the work of the artist whose spirit and work coincide with the themes of filiation, the sacred and of sacrifice, treated by Grünewald five centuries earlier.
This exhibition entitled "Yan Pei-Ming - In the name of the father" invites the visitor to explore four decades of the painter's career . It brings together in an exceptional way in France more than fifty major paintings and a dozen drawings and watercolors from public institutions and private collections as well as from the artist's personal collection.
In the gallery of the Unterlinden Museum (graphic art cabinet) which connects the old building and the contemporary extension, the exhibition is introduced by an unpublished set of early drawings by Yan Pei-Ming produced at the end of the 1970s and in the early 1980s.
The exhibition develops in a masterly way with the presentation of monumental paintings by Yan Pei-Ming displayed on the two levels of the Ackerhof. Six chrono-thematic sections illustrate several recurring and emblematic subjects of the artist's work: Mao, Le Père, Bouddha, L'Homme de Shangaï, Paysage international, Self-portraits.
The route ends with a monumental canvas entitled Pandémie , an unpublished work produced by Yan Pei-Ming for the exhibition, in touch with the news of the Covid-19 and echoing the Isenheim Altarpiece , a masterpiece from the museum's collections.