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Bingyi: The Eyes of Chaos Closes Soon at INKstudio


Installation view, Bingyi: The Eyes of Chaos, First Floor / Exhibition Hall No.4 4号展厅/ 一层, INKstudio

Bingyi: The Eyes of Chaos
Closing Sunday, February 25, 2024
Red No. 1-B1, Caochangdi, Beijing

There’s still time to visit Bingyi: The Eyes of Chaos at INKstudio before the exhibition closes this Sunday, February 25th.

Bingyi’s third solo show with the gallery debuts her latest grand, speculative narrative about Art and its relationship to Nature, Literature, History and Politics as retold or reimagined from a woman’s point of view.

Bingyi tells her story through two bodies of work resulting from her investigations over the past five years into the origins of the ink monochrome landscape in China: The Eyes of Chaos: Temple of the Matriarch of Painting—the organic development of Bingyi’s land-and-environment art practice into historical landscape painting; and Dream within a Dream within a Dream—a speculative, archaeological reconstruction of the life of Hua, the “Matriarch of Painting.” Hua, it turns out, was not only a visionary woman artist but a philosopher and political thinker who, in the Northern Song, created an alternative aesthetic system that de-centered the Patriarchal, Confucian, Brush-centered and Humanistic mode of literati landscape painting and, from a Woman’s point of view, re-centered the expressive possibilities of brush and ink on Ink and Water, on Taoism and on Nature.

An architectural designer, curator, cultural critic, and social activist, Bingyi has developed a multi-faceted practice that encompasses land-and-environmental art, site-specific architectural installation, musical and literary composition, ink painting, performance art, and filmmaking.

To learn more, click here.