Published in today’s Financial Times is the article Diary of an art globetrotter written by Philip Dodd, curator of Hsiao Chin’s major retrospective In my beginning is my end: the art of Hsiao Chin at the Mark Rothko Art Centre.
The article describes Dodd's unqiue experience of curating Hsiao's significant exhibition remotely, due to the global pandemic. Right before the exhibition, Dodd and Hsiao agreed to make a short film dedicated to his retrospective. Dodd recalls from the interaction, “[Hsiao Chin] is most moving when he tells me that he had to leave home to rediscover the power of Chinese culture,” when he decided to study the Chinese philosopher Laozi upon his arrival in Milan in the 1960s.
Hsiao Chin’s major retrospective in 2020, In my beginning is my end: the art of Hsiao Chin, is now on view at Mark Rothko Art Centre, Latvia until 25 October. Stay tuned for our announcement of an online viewing room dedicated to this exhibition, coming soon.