September 17- December 4, 2009
Singapore Art Museum
Li Chen is one of the few Chinese artists whom have been invited for solo exhibition in the Singapore Art Museum among Wu Guan Zhong, Zeng Fanzhi, Feng Zhengjie and Ju Ming. This exhibition starts from the inner courtyard of the museum and extends along the MRT station to the Campus Green of Singapore Management University. The opening of this exhibition is celebrated at the same time as the exhilarating opening of FIA Formular One World Championship. An International Symposium in relation to the exhibition have participants include Art Critic in China Gao Ming Lu, the director of National Art Gallery Kwok Kian Chow, the director of the Frye Art Museum Seattle Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, and the director of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art Hsieh Pei-ni.
Twenty-five iconic pieces of sculptures are shown to represent the artist's progression from 1992-2008 and take the audiences on a journey across time starting from the museum's inner courtyard where "Water-Moon Avalokitesvara", "Golden Rain", "Snow Wonderland", "Dragon-Riding Buddha" and other medium size pieces of works are displayed. As the audiences arrive at the Campus Green of Singapore Management University, they find large sculptures such as "Pure Land", "Float to Sukhavati", "Landscape in Heaven", "Floating Heavenly Palace" and the powerful "Lord of Wind" and "Lord of Fire" next to the fountain. Last but not least, the audiences enter the installation of "Five Elements" in front of the National Museum.