HANRAD artist Hiunkin Pang solo exhibition “Backbone” opened on the 20th September 2019 in Changshu Art Museum, a dedicated art institution funded by the local government for Pang. The exhibition shows Pang’s extraordinary achievements over four distinct periods of his celebrated lifetime. Mr. Pang went to Paris to study art in the 1920s and when he returned to China he established the Storm Society, an important organization that was instrumental in developing Chinese contemporary art. The Storm Society was the vehicle he used to express his ambition to inspire the Chinese art world. He wanted his art to be a decisive storm that would sweep through the degenerate and corrupt Chinese art world of the time. Pang also published the first book about interior design products in China. The book was published the 1940s and presented his collection of household products including sheets, bowls and carpets. His passion to change ordinary people’s lives through design still has its root in today’s Chinese design sentiments. He was also the founder of the prestigious Central Academy of Craft Art with the support from the Prime Minister, Zhou En Lai. There is no doubt that Pang was one of the most influential artists in China’s development of the contemporary art movement. HANRAD was commissioned to make all four of the original rug designs created by Pang into rugs for Pang’s family and the Hiunkin Pang museum.

Location: Changshu, China
Date: September, 2019