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LIANG SHAOJI 梁绍基
b. 1945, works and lives in Tiantai, Zhejiang Province

LIANG SHAOJI 梁绍基
2011 ~ 2012
Silk
Diameter:145.0 cm (x 3 pieces)
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The words “bamboo” and “candle” are homophones in Chinese, and Liang employs this association in Fallen Altar – Candles. The installation’s arrangement of bamboo stems resembles the candles placed on graves or in front of altars to commemorate the dead. Liang filled some of these bamboo pieces with wax and covered others with silk thread. The piece alludes to a metaphor found in the poetry of Li Shangyin about the spirit of total giving and generosity represented by candles and silkworms: just as the candle provides light and warmth until it is totally consumed, so does the silkworm spin its silk until its last breath.

Related Exhibitions:
Liang Shaoji: As If M Woods, Beijing 09.15, 2018 -11.11, 2018



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