Gao Xingjian

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The Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the director of the Koblenz Ludwig Museum speak about Gao’s work as a visual artist and its significance for his literary work. He alternates between abstraction and figuration in his ink drawings and leads on to dimensions of intuition and original perception.

Gao Xingjian, born in the Jiangxi Province in 1940, is considered the decisive precursor of modern Chinese theatre. In 2000, thirteen years after the author moved to France, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Beate Reifenscheid, born in Gelsenkirchen in 1961, received a PhD in Art History and has directed the Ludwig Museum Koblenz since 1997, as well as being the chief officer of the Städtische Museen Koblenz.