Gao Xingjian Calling for a New Renaissance or Running Out of Inspiration?

Why you need to know: The Chinese-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature seems to want to make a splash in the painting world, but is his latest exhibition in Taipei boosting his image?

The News Lens
Date: 2016/06/09
By: Olivia Yang

The solo exhibition of Gao Xingjian (高行健), the first-Chinese born author to be awarded the Nobel IMG_6519Prize for Literature, opened in Taipei on June 8.

“Calling for a New Renaissance” (呼喚文藝復興) showcases Gao’s work as an author, playwright, painter, photographer, film and stage director, highlighting a new series of Chinese ink paintings, along with three films and other works.

Held at the Asia Art Center, the exhibition is said to be the most comprehensive exhibition of the 76-year-old author’s work in Taiwan to date.

A panel discussion was part of the packed opening reception, with Gao, National Taiwan University professor Hu Yao-heng (胡耀恆) and National Taiwan University of Arts president Chen Chih-cheng (陳志誠) as the main speakers.     [FULL  STORY]

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