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Panel Discussion | Bingyi: Land of Immortals
February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bingyi: Land of Immortals
An event co-hosted by INKstudio and Joan B Mirviss LTD
Is there a role in today’s global contemporary art world for China’s long-standing practice of brush-and-ink based arts—specifically, its tradition of landscape painting?
Beijing- and Los-Angeles-based artist, writer, film-maker and art historian Bingyi will discuss this question with distinguished curators Susan L. Beningson, Susanna Ferrell and David Sensabaugh in the context of Bingyi’s contemporary ink landscape painting practice. How does an artist innovate within an artistic tradition that has been unfolding continuously over a two-thousand-year period? How does she create meaning in the context of a global contemporary art world unfamiliar with Chinese art history and culture? What role does gender play in prompting the transformation of this formerly male-dominated tradition? What is the relevance of East Asian artistic traditions to the development of world culture in the future? Join us to explore these and other questions related to historical and contemporary art practice.
BINGYI, artist, writer, film-maker and architectural designer based in Beijing, China and Los Angeles, CA
SUSAN L. BENINGSON, independent curator based in New York, former curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY
SUSANNA FERRELL, Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), CA
DAVID AKE SENSABAUGH, former Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art and head of the Department of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, CT
Moderated by CRAIG YEE, co-founding partner of INKstudio, a Beijing and New York based gallery devoted to ink as a medium, language and discourse for the creation of contemporary art
Bingyi painting Cascade, Beijing, China, 2010