Waiting from White Arts

Richard Lin

Jul.25 2020 - Oct.25

Richard Lin believes that "White is the sum of all colors." Maybe white is prosaic in our eyes, but Richard Lin has used the exquisite simplicity of white to a different absolute level: The colors of pigments are dense, light, deep, thin, and thick, just like the expression of five color gradations of Chinese ink in Chinese landscape ink painting. That made Miro admired, he said: "Lin is unmatched in the world of white color." Lucio Fontana was inspired to create his famous work "Spatial Concept" after visiting the studio of Lin. Lin was also the first Chinese to be selected to participate in the "Kassel Documenta" in Germany. All of these can prove the international status of Richard Lin.

Richard Lin's character and creative spirit are refined and precise, rigorous and profound. Compared to the expression of bright colors and changeable lines, Richard Lin constantly pursues and explores the absoluteness in art, using western material in "subtraction" time after time to express visual and philosophical connotations rich in oriental meaning.


  • Activity | Printmaking Experience

    Aug.01 2020 - Oct.25
  • Activity | Printmaking Experience

    Aug.01 2020 - Oct.25

    We put 8 prints which created by Richard Lin in 2010 in the third showroom, and named them the name of four seasons.

    Richard Lin liked stacking different stereoscopic materials after stopping painting. He created print in this way: assembling different printing plates to create the abstract works which look simple but deep meaning.

    Visiting the exhibition makes people think about the meaning of the artwork in front of them, and the experience makes people have the same creative thinking and feelings as the artist.

    Base on this, we use the 5 prints in the showroom as the print plates, they are “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, “Winter” and “Spring”. Our partners assist experiencers to finish this prints every weekend.

  • Activity | "Painting, Flower and You" Flower Arrangement - Chang Museum X GoodThingWillHappen

    Aug.29 2020 - Aug.30
  • Activity | "Painting, Flower and You" Flower Arrangement - Chang Museum X GoodThingWillHappen

    Aug.29 2020 - Aug.30

    Flower arrangement pursue a kind of sense of balance, which is same with Richard Lin always pursue in his art life.

    In this way, although the sizes, shapes, and colors of different flowers are assembled simply and arbitrarily, the results will be good.

    The flowers, branches and leaves are looked as the geometries in the art works of Richard Lin by the florist of GOODTHINGWILLHAPPEN, they are incarnation of aesthetic feeling and art thinking, so she combined her thinking and Richard Lin’s art works to create the “Kong Kong” and “Liu Bai”, they were taken to Chang Museum, shared them with the activity participants.

  • "The White Sound and Body"-Crossover Show

    Sep.05 2020 - Sep.06
  • "The White Sound and Body"-Crossover Show

    Sep.05 2020 - Sep.06

    Review video: https://v.qq.com/x/page/d3156lewpg5.html


    “The White Sound and Body” is a crossover show activity about trying to apply another art form, the purpose is to arouse the emotion and resonance of the audiences. This activity has two parts, lecture and dance performance. The speakers and performers are Xiao Zhiren, Liu Kefu and Ouyang Luzi.

     

    At the lecture, Xiao Zhiren leaded the audiences to communicate with the white space of Chang Museum. He gave the audiences papers and pens to draw down the ideas of audiences were thinking, then he asked the audiences “Why you drew it like this?”

    Dance interaction was another important part at this lecture.  Xiao leaded the audiences to forget their identity and dance the body, explored the significance of the awareness, body and action of human for the exhibition space.

     

    Dance performance was the highlight of this activity. It’s a breakthrough art experiment. Under the art works named from four seasons of Richard Lin, the three performers showed the growth process of a life through their body and sound. It was not only break the visit way limit of the museum, but made the audiences to find the difference with past experience, and felt the happiness of getting new things from uncharted territory.

  • Activity | Chang Museum x Yehfun

    Oct.17 2020 - Oct.18
  • Activity | Chang Museum x Yehfun

    Oct.17 2020 - Oct.18

    Yehfun Tea Bar in Chang Museum

    Richard Lin liked to use new materials. Oil paint and oil paintbrush were not enough for him, in his later creation years, he even to IKEA to choose the creative materials to create the sculptures. Making tea, like painting, can be innovative. Yehfun use the coffee appliance, GINA, to extract Chinese tea with western coffee brewing method instead of the traditional teapot. Chang Museum jointed Yehfun, moved the tea bar into the all-white space on the first floor. We used this unique "visiting way" to make the viewers appreciate the innovative spirit of Richard Lin.

     

    Chang Museum Night Tour Tea Party

    The joint tea party between Chang Museum and Yehfun. The three forms of tea, floral art and night tour based on the image produced by things, bring the audience into the realm of "emptiness" and understand the common order of human and nature.

    The essence of tea lies in harmony, which emphasizes the balance and harmony among water, tea, tea wares and tea masters, guests, and the environment. Natural floral art focuses on the ecological beauty of branches and the pursuit of the meaning of plant life. The mysterious and quiet atmosphere of the night tea party, let people mind wander, without destroying all the existence of artistic conception. The three forms emphasize the integration of nature and mind, just like Richard Lin's works, reflecting the inherent laws and essential attributes of natural things, and discarding useless decorations and redundant details.