Renowned American visual artist latest to bring their art to He Art Museum in Shunde

The He Art Museum may have only opened in 2020, but it continues to increase its already burgeoning reputation as a center of art and culture in Asia with the announcement of its latest art exhibition. From the 7th June to 19th November, the Tadao Ando-designed museum will host the largest-ever Roni Horn exhibition in Asia. The exhibition promises to cover a wide range of the Joan Miro Award-winning artist’s career.


Roni Horn is one of the most influential visual artists in modern times and her first major solo exhibition in China, as well as her largest ever in Asia, has been attracting art lovers from all the country to take the unique opportunity to see her career laid out across three levels of the He Art Museum.


Co-curated by the artist and the museum, the exhibition revolves around her long-standing creative philosophy of creating uncertain encounters in de-centered and de-linearized spaces and features 50 works from her career including paintings, sculptures, and videos.


Roni Horn is just the latest in a line of renowned artists to be exhibited at the He Art Museum. Past exhibitions include the American pop art pioneer Roy Lichtenstein, the influential French conceptual artist Bernar Venet, and the Minimalist trailblazer Channa Horwitz.

The He Art Museum is also home to some truly rare items in its permanent collection of over 700 pieces. Highlights include Homme et Femme Nus by Pablo Picasso, Crag with Yellow Boomerang and Reg Eggplant by Alexander Calder, and Glisten by Anish Kapoor. Meanwhile, Chinese art is also well represented with such classics as Buffalo by Gao Jianfu and Apsara by Chang Dai Chien


The museum itself is a stunning piece of visual art, which was designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando and inspired by the local architectural culture of Lingnan. The circular center of the museum gradually changes its center of gravity, proportion, and height, interlacing and overlapping as it slowly expands from within.


Inside the museum, many visitors spend time capturing the perfect photo at the central staircase. Considered by some as the highlight of the building, the double spiral staircase connects all levels to create a mesmerizing effect when viewed from above or below.


For those that do visit the He Art Museum, at the end of their tour they will find the museum gift shop as well as the Arabica coffee shop. Visitors are recommended to grab a Kyoto Latte and find a table outside where they can enjoy an art book beside the tranquil pond.


The He Art Museum offers discounts to Midea Group colleagues and is located just a two-minute walk from the Midea Group HQ. Whether they spend a Sunday afternoon with their families enjoying the art inside the museum or just pass by the building on their way to the office, the He Art Museum offers inspiration to all Midea colleagues.