Past Exhibition

Gao Xingjian: Inner Vision 2023

18 May - 31 Aug  |  2023
Gao Xingjian
To be officiated by Christile Drulhe, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
Opening remarks by Christile Drulhe will begin promptly at 5:30pm
French May Arts Festival Associated Project

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the French May Arts Festival, Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to announce its 9th solo exhibition for Gao Xingjian, the first Chinese writer awarded a Nobel Laureate. Being a grantee of Asian Cultural Council in 1989, the French-Chinese author is also a renowned artist and playwright. This is Gao's first solo exhibition after being awarded the Commander of the Legion of Honour for the second time in January.

Most of the works in this exhibition were created in the last two years, which are a continuation of Gao’s established body of landscape works. His landscape paintings, however, are different from the typical landscape paintings we mostly see. He does not portray the reality and perspective of the scene but pursues the changes of light, shadow, and air with various shades of ink on the rice paper. Therefore, whether it is fog, the moonlight, or the wind, the vision appears misty or hazy. The works constitute Gao's inner world, echoing his award-winning novel Soul Mountain.

This inner spiritual scene can be a dream or an illusion, which flashes in the depths of the artist's mind, not limited by space and time, and leads the viewer into a realm of contemplation.