Liang: the Overarching - A Documenta Celebrating Liang Sicheng's 120th Anniversary

Exhibition Info

Exhibition Period:10 August 2021 – 5 May 2022

Exhibition Venue Exhibition Hall 7-8, Fourth Floor, Tsinghua University Art Museum

Exhibition Profile

The presented some 400 pieces of sketches, manuscripts, early prints and images, are only a small part of Liang Sicheng's works. His works and notes could once pilled up and filled his room, but some of them were regrettably destroyed or lost during the turbulent years. However, people can still look back to the master's life by looking at the square table on which he used to fiddle with his camera, the round table of the University of Pennsylvania, the Cartridge paper at UPenn, and the rice paper in Li Zhuang. Through these exhibits, visitors can see how the master hums a tune with a vase under his chin to support his head while drawing on paper.

This exhibition has 5 sections, demonstrating Liang Sicheng's life from a student to a scholar. He was an architect, a preserver of ancient architecture, an urban planning expert and an educator. The exhibition shows the diligence Liang Sicheng paid to be a precursor in the field of architecture, and more importantly, the incomparable joy that supported and guided him in his life.

Artist Profile

Liang Sicheng (1901-1972) is a famous architect and architectural educator, and known as the founder of the subject of architecture in China. He is also an important pioneer in architectural history, cultural heritage preservation, urban planning, and landscape architecture. Liang played the key role in the design of the Chinese National Emblem and the Monument to the People's Heroes, and was awarded the First Prize of the National Natural Science and elected as academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was also the father of the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. Liang made great contributions to the building industry in China and profoundly impacts on the world of architecture.

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