Exhibition Period: 18th March – 3rd April 2010
Venue: iPRECIATION, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Artist, script-writer, filmmaker and novelist, Gao Xingjian is renowned for his prodigious novel ‘Soul Mountain’, which honoured Gao as the first author, to be awarded the Nobel Prize for a body of works written in the Chinese language. Gao was also honoured with the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 1992, and the Lions Award by the New York Public Library in 2006. To date, Gao’s paintings have been exhibited worldwide, notably in cities including Vienna, New York, London, Stockholm, Malmo, Poznan, Luxembourg, Brussels, Hong Kong, Madrid, Barcelona, Mons, Berlin, Aachen, Baden-Baden, Taipei and Singapore. Gao’s exhibition in December 2009, held at the Berardo collection of the Sintra Museum of Modern Art, Lisbon, Portugal, featured Gao’s Ink paintings, with a special screening of his recent film, ‘After the Flood’.
iPRECIATION Singapore is delighted to present the inaugural launch of Gao’s new Ink on Canvas paintings, with the Asian Premier of his film ‘After the Flood’, at The Arts House. Gao Xingjian’s 14 exclusive paintings are executed in 2008 and 2009, and are implemented on canvas as opposed to rice paper. The canvas renders a different textural quality to Gao’s works; one that continues to augment Gao’s experiential gift with ink, whilst renewing perspectives of the artist’s individualistic, emotive codex. This special duo showcase will augment Gao Xingjian’s multidisciplinary gifts, as we gain insight from the themes that bind his works across genres.For further information or artwork enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +65 6339 0678.