24 November – 1 December 2007
The Fullerton Hotel 1 Fullerton Square #01-08 Singapore 049178
SINGAPORE- Following his exhibitions at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz Germany and The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University, U.S.A. (11 September to 21 October), iPRECIATION will hold Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian’s solo-exhibition in Singapore from 23 November to 1 December 2007! Featured in his exhibition at iPRECIATION are his recent philosophical ink on paper paintings (return exhibits from The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University, U.S.A.) that display his remarkable artistic development of recent years. The multi award-winning art master will also make a journey to Singapore from Paris, where he resides, to grace the opening.
As Gao has stopped traveling between 2003 to later part of 2006 due to his health, this exhibition in Singapore will indeed be of great significance for 2 reasons. Firstly, it will mark Gao’s rare public appearance in Singapore since 1986. Secondly, this solo-exhibition will highlight the inaugural public display in Asia of some of his largest works which are extremely rare as the artist hardly creates ink paintings of such sizes.
Having captured the faithful interest of an elite group of art connoisseurs, Gao’s profound monochromatic works are elegantly appealing and interpretatively protean. They project an element of detachment and in their still presence, involuntary waves of awe engulf the viewer. Such is the silent power of Gao’s esoteric paintings. In true artistic sense, Gao’s works are unadulterated manifestations of the depths of his imaginative psyche, unfettered by stringent theories and unpolluted by “value judgments, be it social, political or ethical…” all of which he believes will spell the death of creativity (Gao, Return to Painting, p.14).
Visit this exclusive solo-exhibition at iPRECIATION to view works that mere words are insufficient to describe. View works that simply and purely epitomize ART. Words are not needed.
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