空空如也 | 一人，一屋，一境界
Je fine art Gallery’s art world
This time Je Art Space exhibits nothing but one vessel, one painting, one book, one chair, one table and in one room.
The one can be many, like T’ang Haywen’s pursuit of the real self, Zheng Zaidong’s philosophy of life, Xue Song’s enlightenment from fire and ashes and Luo Wei’s record of thought through painting.
There is nothing, there is anything.
When there is a space, it is an asset; When empty, it is useful.
Emptiness has been an important concept in Chinese philosophy which is not only manifest in Chinese literature but also in art and religion.
Ancient Chinese philosophers devoted themselves to finding the essence of humanity and in doing so, life. Laozi said in his text Laws Divine and Human (Daodejing): “Man imitates earth, earth imitates heaven, heaven follows the divine law and the divine law follows nature”. In Thus Spoke the Master (Lunyu), Confucius said, “The wise delight in water while the good delight in mountains” and Xunzi concluded “[The] ancient superior men found the likeness of all excellent qualities in jade, soft, smooth and glossy, it appeared to them [to be] like benevolence”. Interestingly, these responses are all rooted in nature.
上海市永嘉路498号 | 498 Yongjia Rd, Shanghai
周二 - 周日 11:00 - 18:00 (周一休息) | Tue - Sun 11.00 - 18.00 (Closed on Mondays)