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Lin Guocheng in conversation with Dr. Susan L. Beningson

Ink in Our Modern Times
Talk will be bilingual in English and Chinese

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023
6pm – 7pm

Alisan Fine Arts
21/F Lyndhurst Tower
1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central  
Hong Kong
+852 2526 1091
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Also live-streamed on Instagram @alisanfinearts

Alisan Fine Arts is excited to announce two prominent figures in the contemporary art scene: contemporary ink artist Lin Guocheng and Dr. Susan L. Beningson, curator and professor, will engage in a face-to-face conversation at the Central gallery, discussing the topic “Ink in Our Modern Times” on how popular culture, such as ukiyo-e prints, cinema and novels, transforms landscape paintings and their meanings, and on the inspiration Lin draws from ancient totem in his works. This event is as part of the current exhibition Lin Guocheng: A Dance of Landscapes and Civilisation. Notably, Dr. Beningson has travelled from New York to participate in this special event.

Dr. Susan L. Beningson is an independent curator and Professor of Asian Art history at New York University. Her forthcoming exhibition, the retrospective Xu Bing: Word Alchemy, will open at Asia Society Texas (AST) in February 2024. Recent exhibitions include Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions (AST, 2023) on contemporary ink painting by artists of Chinese descent; We the People: Xu Bing and Sun Xun Respond to the Declaration of Independence (Asia Society Triennial NY, 2021); and One: Xu Bing (2019-2020) and Infinite Blue (2016-2019) at the Brooklyn Museum. From 2013 through 2019 she was a curator of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum and reinstalled the permanent Arts of China galleries and co-curated the Arts of Korea galleries. Dr. Beningson was also responsible for the acquisition of more than fifty contemporary works of art for the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent Asian Art collection. She formerly worked at Princeton University Art Museum. Dr. Beningson received her PhD in Chinese art and archaeology from Columbia University focusing on Buddhist cave-temples at Dunhuang and the ancient Silk Roads. 
Dr. Beningson will also lecture in Ink Asia on October 6, 5pm – 6pm at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 3C. 

Lin Guocheng: A Dance of Landscapes and Civilisation
On view until December 9, 2023

Lin Guocheng is known for his work that integrates Western classical sketches with Chinese ink paintings. Following Lin’s major solo exhibition in Guangdong Museum of Art, our exhibition showcases his two distinct series “Landscape” and “Civilisation” delving deep into the intricate relationship between nature and human civilisation, and offers a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving dynamics of our world. Earlier this year his work was on display at Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions, Asia Society Texas, USA. He was also invited to create an ink painting for MGM in Macau in 2017. 

Alisan is going to exhibit Lin’s works in the Cromwell Place in London, and Ink Asia in Hong Kong during October. Follow us for more updates.

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