Alisan Fine Arts (Central)

Gao Xingjian

May 18 – Aug 31, 2023
Opening: Saturday, May 20, 5 – 7pm

Brightness / La Luminosité by Gao Xingjian, Chinese ink on rice paper, 42.5x53cm, 2022. Courtesy Alisan Fine Arts.

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. 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 2023.

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 traditional landscape. Gao does not portray scenes from a realistic perspective but pursues atmospheric light, shadow and air changes, using various shades of ink on the rice paper. Therefore, whether it is fog, moonlight, or wind, the vision appears misty or hazy. The works constitute Gao’s inner world, echoing his award-winning novel Soul Mountain.

21/F Lyndhurst Tower
1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
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Mo-Sa 10 am to 6 pm

Alisan Fine Arts was founded in 1981. Over the years it has organised more than 100 exhibitions for Chinese artists living around the world. Through these exhibitions and other events, Alisan has brought to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia established international Chinese Artists including Zao Wouki, Chu Teh Chun, Gao Xingjian, Chao Chung Hsiang, John Way and Fay Ming, Walasse Ting and Hsiao Chin.

Represented artists
Chao Chunghsiang, Chu Teh Chun, Gao Xingjian, Lui Shou Kwan, Luo Qi, Wang Tiande, Wei Ligang, Yang Jiechang, Walasse Ting, Zao Wouki