Beijing unfurling the landscape- exhibition opening

The Forbidden City

The Australian Centre on China in the World warmly invites you to its inaugural exhibition:

Beijing: Unfurling the Landscape

Photographs by Lois Conner

Friday 2 May 2014

The exhibition will be opened by Gael Newton,
Senior Curator of Australian International Photography,
National Gallery of Australia.


an illustrated lecture by Lois Conner,
titled Beijing Journey: A Photographer in China

a reception and book launch at The Foyer, CIW Building for Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial, a new collaborative publication by Lois Conner and
CIW Director, Professor Geremie R. Barmé.

exhibition opening and gallery inauguration

About the Photographer

Lois Conner first went to photograph China in 1984, for eight months, on a Guggenheim Foundation grant. Her large-scale panoramic photographs are characterized by their narrative sweep, and implicit attention to history and culture. Conner’s works are now in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Library, London. In 1993, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington DC, presented a retrospective of her work titled Landscape as Culture. Conner has also been teaching for three decades, at institutions such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford and the New School, among others, and currently teaches at Bard College. Her books include Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial (2014), Beijing Building (2012), Life in a Box (2010), Twirling the Lotus(2007) and China: The Photographs of Lois Conner (2000).

Places are limited, please RSVP by 30 April 2014.

Enquiries (02) 6125 7086 or

The Gallery, CIW Building, Fellows Lane, The Australian National University.


Gael Newton & Lois Conner

Dates & times

Friday, 2 May 2014

4.30pm - 7.30pm


Gallery, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU

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