On Sunday, October 5, the museum will host a one-day symposium on the artist.
The son of twentieth-century master Pan Tianshou (1897–1971), Pan Gongkai has served since 2001 as president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Pan Gongkai prepares large-scale compositions without interruption, in sessions that often last more than twelve hours. He views this physically demanding process as a key performative element of his work. The Frye exhibition includes a large-scale, site-specific ink painting which extends the entire length of the museum’s largest gallery.
Frye director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker & Pan Gongkai