Topic│From Ink to Apparel
Curator│Yang-Tze Tong Space Designer│Kuo-Chang Liu, OU Studio
With inspiration as ink, manuscript as ink stone,
Sewing needle as brush, a compelling story written down
In this city, a crossover art form—the likes of never seen.
Yang-Tze Tong believes that a city has a responsibility to continually enhance its cultural and aesthetic standing and, to this end, hopes to use the art of calligraphy to realize life’s possibilities. For this exhibition, Tong has chosen 20 pieces from her “Silent Music” series. Working hand-in-hand with fashion designers, she imbues the exhibition with her calligraphy’s energy, rhythm and attitude. The result is that the calligraphic form becomes readily accessible—drawing in the public who come for a closer look in appreciation of the beauty and historical heritage of each stroke.
Through dialogue and interdisciplinary cooperation, every story has a chance to grow into something wonderful. This is in many ways similar to the potential of the ink in the ink stone, which awaits our brushes to spread outward, unconstrained and unceasing. Though the perspectives of a new generation comes a reinterpretation of the Chinese characters’ power of speech, as well as an invitation to feel and experience this unique interpretation and decoding process.