Artist Talk: Stories from the Easel
Ideas Forum, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 [4th Floor]
Speaker: Wang Suling, Zhou Li and Kiki Wang Xuebing
Moderator: Amelie Chih Yun Kuo
Is there still a meaningful distinction between abstraction and figuration? Is there a shared experience to working as a woman in painting?
Suling Wang was born in Taiwan in 1968. She has exhibited widely in museums and galleries across the world including The National Gallery in London, Houston Museum of Fine Arts in USA, and National Gallery of Victoria in Australia. In 2019, she owned the awards of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 2019 in New York. The works express her exquisite creative strength in abstract expressionism, and how she integrates her abundant unique personal sensibilities by blending and developing Eastern and Western cultures and creative styles.
Suggesting a sense of flow and movement which reflects the artist’s own restless self-examination, in her work Zhou explores the relationship of emotions to perception and the fusion of the logical and illogical within inner consciousness, ideas which lie at the core of ancient Chinese philosophy. Zhou Li’s solo exhibitions include ‘Shadow of the Wind’, Yuz Museum, Shanghai. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including ‘The world is yours, as well as ours’, White Cube, London (2016).
Kiki Wang Xuebing
Kiki Wang’s paintings explore a twisted view of modern consumerism through the lens of luxury fashion and other objects of desire. Recent group exhibitions include: CLC Gallery Venture, Beijing; Zona Mista, London; Sackler Gallery, London; Slime Engine Gallery, Shanghai; New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles.
No booking required – simply proceed to the Ideas Forum 10 minutes before the talk begins.
*Simultaneous Chinese-English interpretation will be available.