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Exhibition Opening

Beijing unfurling the landscape exhibition opening

Gael Newton & Lois Conner

4:30pm - 7:30pm
02 May 2014
China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU





The Australian Centre on China in the World

warmly invites you to its inaugural exhibition


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'

View the lecture and the interview



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


View of the Forbidden City from the Emperor Hotel, Beijing, 2008

View of the Forbidden City from the Emperor Hotel, Beijing, 2008


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

Ground Floor, China in the World Building

Fellows Lane, The Australian National University


Download the poster

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