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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018


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Entirely self-trained, Tang Chang (1934–1990) was a firebrand working on the margins of both the Thai and international art scenes.

This exhibition, the first solo presentation of his work outside of Thailand, traces the development of his singular style of gestural abstraction and his eventual rejection of painting in favor of “poetry-drawings.” It features large-scale paintings, frenetic sketches and other works on paper, and original poetry-drawings with English translations.

Orianna Cacchione, Smart Museum Curator of Global Contemporary Art with the assistance of Mary Pansanga and Tyler Blackwell.

Support for this exhibition has been provided by Gay-Young Cho and Christopher Chiu. Additional support has been provided by the Museum’s SmartPartners.

Presented in the Robert and Joan Feitler Gallery and Joel and Carole Bernstein Gallery

Image: Tang Chang, Untitled, c. 1963, Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Thip Sae-tang.