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Launched in early 2016, Taiwanese artist Yao Jui-Chung covers more than hundreds of temples, cemeteries, public gardens and amusement parks, featuring the statues of deities created by the Han people by reference to their self-images. Carefully observing these statues, namely the objects of people’s psychological projection, we may further grasp the endemic political relations in different geographical spaces. Yao hid human figures behind the scenes and focused his camera on the cult objects of people’s psychological projection. The photographed are neither religious architecture nor folk festivals and rites, but the “embodiment of desires” beyond the scope of the foregoing content. The total of more than 12,000 temples in Taiwan shaped the sui generis temple culture that has become the most enigmatic and eventful dimension of the Chinese world. “The desires of the multitudes shaped the explicit forms of these colossal statues of deities. However, these represented forms are every bit as illusory as dreams and bubbles, since emptiness is the nature of tattva. All the sensory perceptions of the objects of devotion are nothing but false imaginations......” Yao says.
《巨神連線》 | 姚瑞中 | 典藏藝術家庭出版 | 2017年10月初版 | 424頁 | 精裝 | 29.5 x 24 cm | 中、英文
Incarnation | by Yao Jui-Chung | Art & Collection Co., Ltd | Oct. 2017 | 424 pages | Hardcover | 29.5 x 24 cm | Chinese/English