Friday October 27

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6:30pm | Conversation

Reflections on Raghubir Singh

Screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala and photographer Ketaki Sheth share their experiences working with Raghubir Singh in connection with his retrospective exhition on view at The Met Breuer.
The Met Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education- Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall> MAP
1000 5th Avenue, enter on 81st Street, to the left of main entrance

Above: Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942–1999). Pavement Mirror Shop, Howrah, West Bengal, 1991. Chromogenic print, 19 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. (49.5 × 74.9 cm). Collection of Cynthia Hazen Polsky.
Photograph copyright © 2017 Succession Raghubir Singh.


10am -5:30pm | Exhibition Viewing

Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China

Zheng Chongbin’s recently-acquired Unfolding Landscape (2015) will be revealed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China, alongside over 120 Chinese paintings that explore the many uses of landscape in the Chinese visual arts over the centuries. In Zheng’s interpretation of the landscape, the unpredictable comingling of ink and acrylic on traditional Chinese xuan paper form fractals, capillaries, and terrestrial patterns that seem to be pulled from aerial photography. Rather than by objective depiction, the forms emerge autogenously from the artist’s materials. Zheng’s paintings generate and record the processes that underlie the emergence of order (including organic life and human consciousness) and its inevitable dissipation.

Above: Zheng Chongbin. Unfolding Landscape, 2015. Ink and acrylic on xuan paper mounted to aluminum board Chromogenic print, 19 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. (49.5 × 74.9 cm). Purchase, Bini Low and Jonathan Larsen Gift and Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2016. © Zheng Chongbin