Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Art Beyond Measure

"Look, it cannot be seen — it is beyond form. Listen, it cannot be heard — it is beyond sound. Grasp, it cannot be held — it is intangible. These three are indefinable; therefore they are joined in one."
- Tao Te Ching, Chapter 14

First identified by Chinese philosophers 3,000 years ago, Tao is "the infinitely powerful force containing the truth and existing before the world was created" — indescribable, beyond the constraints of time and space, sound and vision.

It is believed that each person imagines Tao according to his or her own nature. A wise person sees Tao as wisdom; a kind person believes that Tao is kindness; a merciful person understands Tao as mercy.

From December 7 to December 29, the Taipei Cultural Center is hosting an exhibit called Beyond Measure. The show features eight artists sharing their own visions and understandings of Tao, and each work is illustrated with a verse from the Tao Te Ching.

The artists come from Taiwan, Japan, China and the United States, they are all currently based in New York and they are united in their desire to show the invisible, define the indefinable and measure the immeasurable.


Works on mezzanine Posted by Picasa


ON Megumi Akiyushi's "Flower Gallery" Posted by Picasa


ON Megumi Akiyushi's "Flower Gallery"/Jon D'Orazio's "Drala Crests III" Posted by Picasa


Jon D'Orazio's "Drala Crests III" Posted by Picasa


Jon D'Orazio's "Jade Mirror 41 CL1" Posted by Picasa


Hai Zhang's "Culturally Appropriate" Posted by Picasa


Section of Yo Yo Xiao's "Dance With Death" Posted by Picasa


Section of Yo Yo Xiao's "Dance With Death" Posted by Picasa


Still from Cecily McKeown's "Tao #204" video Posted by Picasa


Still from Cecily McKeown's "Civilization #56" video Posted by Picasa


ON Megumi Akiyushi's "Coffin for the Living" Posted by Picasa


Huang Shih Chieh's "BSB-Side View" Posted by Picasa


Chin Chih Yang's "Jesus Christ Superstar" Posted by Picasa


Chin Chih Yang's "Blind Buddha" Posted by Picasa


Lobby with Chang Lishan's "Light" Posted by Picasa

Taipei Cultural Center
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
ON Megumi Akiyoshi
Jon D'Orazio
Hai Zhang
Huang Shih Chieh
Chin Chih Yang
Chang Lishan

4 Comments:

At 12/30/2006 04:40:00 PM, Blogger jefferson poole said...

I just wanted to let you know the log cabin was in Hardin County, KY (present-day LaRue County) near Hodgensville and Elizabethtown, as well as Knob Creek (think bourbon).

The recipes on your other blog look great. I'll remember your spot for when I have to cook for my wife's birthday.

 
At 1/07/2007 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Blage said...

Thanks for posting the photos...great exhibit.

 
At 1/24/2007 01:59:00 AM, Anonymous hkd said...

The picture of the art Beyond Measure are beatiful. Good exhibit, great idea of Tao Te Ching. Who is curator?

 
At 1/24/2007 02:03:00 AM, Anonymous aries said...

the curator of Beyond Measure exhibit is --

Luchia Lee

 

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