AustCham After Hours: Exclusive Gallery Tour

AustCham After Hours: Exclusive Gallery Tour

Join us for a private gallery tour, exclusive for the AustCham community, of Extended Figure: The Art and Inspiration of Lalan hosted by Virginia Ng, COO of Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Guests are welcome to join for drinks or dinner at AMMO following the tour.

In this event you will learn about Xie Jing-lan (1921-1995). Nicknamed Lalan, she 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.

Proceeds go to support the Asia Society Hong Kong Center to support it in its mission.


Tue, October 19, 2021


06:00 PM - 07:00 PM



Chantal Miller Gallery, Asia Society Hong Kong Center


Member: $250.00

Non-Member: $350.00