Don't miss this exhibit of Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian's paintings now at the UMD Art Gallery
Xingjian, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000, signed a copy of one
of his celebrated books to add to the collections of the University Libraries at
a ceremony Wednesday.
Jason Kuo, professor of Art History and
Archaeology at the University of Maryland, coordinated Gao’s visit to the
university. Kuo’s recent publication,The Inner Landscape, features Gao’s
paintings and complements an
of Gao’s work on display in the
Art Gallery through December 20.
The paintings, elegant ink washes
in black and white, provide just a glimpse of the laureate’s many talents. He is
author, translator, dramatist, director, and critic. Born in 1940, in Jiangxi
province in eastern China, Gao is the first Chinese recipient of the Nobel Prize
Jason C. Kuo is Professor of Art History and Archaeology
at the University of Maryland and has taught at the National Taiwan University,
Williams College, and Yale University. His numerous publications include:
The Austere Landscape: The Paintings of Hung-jen, The Inner Landscape: The
Paintings of Gao Xingjian, and Transforming Traditions in Modern
Chinese Painting: Huang Pin-hung’s Late Work. He edited the volumes
Visual Culture in Shanghai, 1850s-1930s; Perspectives on Connoisseurship of
Chinese Painting; and Stones from Other Mountains: Chinese Painting
Studies in Postwar America.