Walking Across the Wild
The long-awaited solo exhibition showcases both the Beijing-based artist’s Western and Chinese works from the past three decades. Known for being one of the leading figures in the Chinese avant-garde, Qin revolutionised traditional Chinese ink art by incorporating a multitude of Chinese and Western elements. With works displayed at the Met, the British Museum, and the National Museum of China, his influence is internationally acknowledged.
Qin’s syncretism of Western and Chinese works provides an opportunity to showcase a large range of different cultural symbols. From Heaven and Earth in Chinese philosophy to Energy in the Western world, he uses different ideas to portray intentions. Audiences have a chance to witness Qin’s portrayal and development of these ideas over the years, as well as to see how he has evolved not only as an artist, but also as a philosopher.