SOAS University of London

SOAS China Institute

Landscape Art Past and Present

Exhibition of work by Xu Longsen
Xu Longsen, Wang Tao, Shane McCausland, Li Xiaoshan and Wang Yuechuang.

Date: 5 November 2011Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 5 November 2011Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Symposium

Xu Longsen’s ‘Mountains and Water’ brings one of the most creative Chinese artist’s work to London for the first time. The symposium invites international speakers who will discuss the landscape art traditions in China and in other parts of the world.

9:30 amRegistration
10:00 amOpening remarks: Wang Tao (SOAS)
Session OneChair: Roderick Whitfield (SOAS) & Shao Dazheng 邵大箴
(Central Academy of Fine Arts)
10:15 amAngelo Capasso (Art critic, Rome)
Landscapes: China and the Western Traditions
10:45 amYang Xiaoneng (Stanford University)
Seeking Directions: Explorations in Contemporary Landscape 现代山 水画发展的历程和困惑
11:15 amTea Break
11:30 amLi Xiaoshan (Nanjing Institute of Fine Art)
Endless and boundless of Chinese Shanshui painting 说不尽的 中国山水
12:00 pmShane MaCausland (SOAS)
Song/Yuan masters of landscape painting
12:30 pmJan Stuart (British Museum)
Innovation and old masters: Xu Bing’s experiment
1:00-2:00 pmLunch Break
2:00-2:15 pmVideo showcase: Xu Longsen’s Shanshui Art
Session TwoChair: Richard Vinograd (Stanford University) & Shane MaCausland (SOAS)
2:15-3:00 pmYang Lian (independent, London)
Classicism: the pursuit of an idea 经典性: 一种思想追求 - 徐龙森的沉潜之山
3:00-3:45 pmWang Yuechuan (Peking University)
Cosmology and ink painting 吞吐宇宙 , 墨走五行 - 徐龙森大山 水生态美学现象
3:45-4:15 pmWang Tao (SOAS)
Miniature landscape and scholars’ rocks
4:15-5:00 pmTea Break/calligraphy performance
5:00-6:00 pmQuestions and Discussion
6:30-8:00 pmWine reception

Mountains and Water: An exhibition of landscape paintings by XU Longsen

‘Mountains & Water’ is an exhibition of Shanshui or landscape art including a series of the artists smaller works on paper and an 8.5mtr high installation piece the "Shanshui Totem" specially created for this exhibition.  Further details about the exhibition

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office

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Sponsor: Asian Art in London, National Art Museum of China