The Unrecognized Exchange between Morandi and the Chinese Literati
(On the occasion of publishing a new book from People’s Art Publisher, “A Space of Quiet Observation”)
Lecturer: Gao Xiang (Dr in oil painting of Central Academy of Fine Arts, associate professor at Yunnan Arts University)
Time: 8pm, Nov, 2, 2011
Add: Culture Course Classroom at TCG Nordica
Giorgio Morandi (1890—1964) was an Italian painter who had a profound impact on world art. Although his art is related to the styles that gained popularity in Western Modernism, it retains distance, particularly in its independent concentration on individual worth. Morandi’s work continues to draw the attention of art circles worldwide, and has been particularly important to the Chinese art world. Many Chinese artists have discovered that Morandi’s paintings have many similarities to the aesthetic characteristics of traditional Chinese art, and they have questioned whether or not his work was influenced by traditional Chinese art. The lecture will address this question and attempt to provide a scholarly answer.
About Gao Xiang:(www.gaoxiang.artnews.cn)
He teached in Yunnan Art lnstitute from 1994. In 2008, he received Ph.D of Fine Arts in China Central Academy of Fine Arts. His Ph.D Dissertation tation researched Italian master Giorgio Morandi’s Art. He has researched in Morandi Art Museum of Bologna twice.
Gao Xiang’s art works has received Excellent Prize in The Third Young Artists‘ Exhibition of China China National Museum of Fine Arts. His works focuse on how to use elements of Chinese Traditional Painting into Contemporary painting. He has been invited to show his work and participate art projects in China, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, America, France and Belgium.
2011 Distance: China-Noway Art Exhibition, Beijing White Box Art Museum and Norwegian VEST-AGDER FYLKESMUSEU.
2009 From Nature to Mind – A Joint Exhibition From New Intellectual Artists China National Museum of Fine Arts, BeiJing
2009 Societe National Des Beaux-Arts Salon 2009, Carrouse Louvre Museum, Paris
2008,2009 Open Art2008 Exhibition Örebro Konsthall City Art Gallery Örebro Sweden
2006 Self-Made Generation—2005 A Retrospective of New Chinese Painting
ShangHai Zendai Museum of Fine Arts Shanghai
2004 Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition Gwangju National Museum of Fine Arts Gwangju
2003,2004 The Mekong Project—Artist’s Residency Program, Snowanpn Opera, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Chiang Mai University Art Museum, ChiangMai, Thailand