Gao Xingjian is participating the 2019 ART SEASON in Chaumont-sur-Loire with a serial scenery ink paintings entitled Appel pour une nouvelle Renaissance (Call for a New Renaissance)


Exhibition Title : 2019 ART SEASON

Curator : Chantal Colleu-Dumond

Organizor : Chaumont-sur-Loire Centre for Arts and Nature

Exhibition Dates : March 30, 2019 (Sat.) ─ Nov. 3, 2019 (Sun.)

Opening Hours :

April 4 – August 31: 10am–8pm

September 1 – 30: 10am–0730pm

October 1 – 26: 10am–7pm

October 27 – November 17: 10am–6pm


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The UNESCO World Heritage Site DOMAINE DE CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE organizes ‘Art Season’ each year to invite 12 artists to participate. The Art Season combines art and architecture with the unique and poetic courtyards, gardens and natural forests of Chaumont-sur-lorie. The exhibition itself is a subtle dialogue between art and architecture and scenery. This year’s art season coincides with the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance in the Loire Valley and Gao Xingjian’s serial ink paintings is exhibiting on the west and south wings of the castle, entitled Appel pour une nouvelle Renaissance (Call for a New Renaissance). Through the culture, the artist hopes to awaken the consciousness of the world to call back a kind of art creation without borders and whish involves corss-disciplines and non-commercialization.

The style of Gao Xingjian’s Chinses ink paintings is between figurative and abstraction that explore the “The World of Dreams.” The exhibiting landscape paintings present a profound image of dreams, mind and reality. Colleu-Dumond, the curator of the art season, specifically mentioned: “The outstanding Chinese artist and Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian presents a dreamlike beauty to the world through Calling the New Renaissance.

Gao Xingjian had a talk “Rencontre avec Gao Xingjian (Meet with Gao Xingjian)” in CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

Gao Xingjian’s ink paintings is exhibiting on the west and south wings of the castle CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

Gao Xingjian, Appel pour une nouvelle Renaissance (Call for a New Renaissance)

Gao Xingjian, Appel pour une nouvelle Renaissance (Call for a New Renaissance)

At the same time, Gao Xingjian published an anthology called Call for a New Renaissance in Italy in June 2018, and was awarded the “Premio Roma” by the Ostia Cultural Association. The award was established in 2000 by the Associazione Ostia Cultura which held annually at the Sapienza University in Rome. The Premio Roma is considered as an important ambassador for the spread of Italian culture. With the 2 cagegoreis “narrative” and “non-fiction,” it aims to praise storytellers and essayists of all nationalities, with particular emphasis on the indelible influence and eternality of paper works on cultural exchanges. vitality.

2019 “Premio Roma” ceremony at the Sapienza University in Rome

Gao Xingjian receiving the “Premio Roma” on stage

Gao Xingjian(b. 1940 )

Gao Xingjian was born in Jiangxi Province, China in 1940. He graduated from the Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages with a major in French Literature in1962. He left China for a life in exile in Paris in 1987. In 2000, he became the first individual of Chinese descent to receive the Noble Prize for Literature. His multifaceted work is extensive; literary theorist, playwright, writer, critic, dramatist, director, distinguished translator of a number of important published works as well as being a renowned painter. Gao Xingjian’s thinking lies in-between Modernist aesthetics and the humanity, and his painting combines Chinese traditional concept and Western abstractionism, lying in-between figurative and abstract. In 2003 Marseille, France gave art events concerning Gao Xingjiang’s creation and titled the year “Year of Gao Xingjian”. His solo exhibitions include: Museum Gao Xingjian: Papier Tusche Film(ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2008) and L’Ombres des mots Gao Xingjian et Günter Grasse (Musée Würth France Erstein Erstein, France, 2009). In 2015 Belgium’s Musée d’Ixelles and The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium gave Gao Xingjian: Retrospective and the The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium collect six monumental works by Gao Xingjian, especially created for the room they are displayed in.