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b. 1945, works and lives in Tiantai, Zhejiang Province
2013 ~ 2017
Iron bow, silk, cocoon, feather, resin, acrylic, sand
88(H)*320*300cm | Base 38*205*160cm

When a large number of Greek refugees came, I couldn’t help but reflect on Greek mythology and the plight of the land that used to shine with divinity, and thus created The Aegean Sea: the prow of a broken iron ship was stranded on a sandy reef, white feathers were scattered all around, and the silk scroll hanging at the end of the iron piece was like a relic of the gown of the goddess of victory, or the white gauze falling from the refugees...
This is a story of waiting: waiting for the return of divinity, the light of humanity, waiting for the return of the Goddess of Victory! And silk - the thread of human destiny stretches out in waiting...
—Liang Shaoji

In the sand stranded a rusty boat covered with silk. Pieces of silk garment and feather are scattered aside. Liang employs the statue of Nike (goddess of victory in Greek mythology) standing on a boat to rethink the refugee crisis and poses a question to the place where is the cradle of western civilisation.

Detail pictures:

Installation view at Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2021

Related Exhibitions:
Liang Shaoji: A Silky Entanglement, Power Station of Art, Shanghai 09.28, 2021 -02.20, 2022
2019 Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Now Is the Time, North Silk Factory, Rice Barn and West Scenic District, Wuzhen 03.30, 2019 -06.30, 2019
Liang Shaoji: Sha Sha Sha, ShanghART, Shanghai 03.19, 2017 -05.10, 2017

Related Works:
Sketch of "The Aegean Sea"


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