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Extended Figure: The Art and Inspiration of Lalan Catalogue 延綿之軀:謝景蘭藝術展 展覽圖錄

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- Size: 27.1 (L) x 21.2 (W) cm

- Binding: Hardcover , 160 pages

- Language: English and Chinese

- Publisher: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 2021   

This catalogue is published on the occasion of Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s eponymous exhibition, Extended Figure: The Art and Inspiration of Lalan, from April 27, 2021 to October 24, 2021.

Xie Jing-lan (1921-1995), nicknamed Lalan, was an inspirational figure whose legacy lies in the art form known as integrated art, incorporating painting, music, and dance. Having received professional vocal training, Lalan studied composition and modern dance, and began her artistic career painting abstract art after relocating to Paris. Without making any sketches, Lalan choreographed the paintings with her instinct and voluntary gestures. The abstract presentation documented the transition of Lalan’s inner psychology and reflected the harmonious state she had been yearning for.

Showcasing over thirty masterpieces and archival materials of her cross-disciplinary attempts, Extended Figure: The Art and Inspiration of Lalan traces the artist’s transformative moments, and experimentation and introspection through the bodily focused art-making practice. As the fourth instalment in the 20th Century Chinese Female Artist Series, Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) hopes to commemorate the artist’s centennial, while celebrating her significance as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary art, and her impact on merging the aesthetic of East and West.

With the aim to reconstruct Lalan’s imprint on integrated art, we will collaborate with local choreographer Allen Lam to deliver a retrospective performance combining elements of music, dance, and Augmented Reality technology. In her creative process, she explores diverse possibilities within cross-disciplinary art forms, while staying true to her authentic self. Her profound desire for breaking boundaries allows audiences to stretch their imagination, and contemplate the unfamiliar in the artistic realm.

- 尺寸:27.1 (L) x 21.2 (W) cm

- 裝幀:精裝, 160 頁

- 語言:繁體中文及英文

- 出版:亞洲協會香港中心, 2021

本圖錄為亞洲協會香港中心出版,以配合於2021年4月27日至2021年10月24舉辦之《延綿之軀:謝景蘭藝術展》

謝景蘭(1921-1995),綽號蘭蘭,是綜合藝術的先驅人物,其創作揉合繪畫、音樂和舞蹈等藝術形式。謝氏早期接受專業聲樂訓練,移居巴黎後學習作曲及現代舞蹈,並展開對抽象繪畫的探索。她作畫時從不繪製草圖,全程憑直覺和自發的姿態作畫,作品不僅紀錄自身的內在心理變化,更映照對融和之境的嚮往。

《延綿之軀:謝景蘭藝術展》展示藝術家超過三十幅珍貴作品及跨界藝術創作的文獻資料,追溯藝術家創作的轉化歷程,力求在純粹的藝術實踐中探索和內省。作為「二十世紀中國女藝術家系列」的第四個展覽,亞洲協會香港中心希望藉著紀念謝景蘭的百歲誕辰,以頌揚這位跨界藝術先驅在融合東西方美學的深遠貢獻。

為了體現謝景蘭對跨界藝術的巧思,本展覽與本地編舞家林偉源合作,集合音樂、舞蹈及擴增實境多媒體製作回顧表演向藝術家致敬。謝氏在其創作過程中探索跨界藝術形式中的各種可能,同時忠於自我。她對突破界限的強烈渴望擴闊了觀眾的想像力,並讓我們深思藝術領域中的新體驗。