ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Time and Permanence
1993 ~ 2018
Silk, cocoons, barbed wires
400(H)*77*65cm (in 2 pieces) | 104*77*65cm | 136*43*45cm

Liang Shaoji’s artworks are process based, incorporating movement and life. These silk wrapped pyramids illustrates Liang’s 25-year practice. Layers and layers of silk features the passage of time. For Liang, the enduring and powerful pyramidal form is closely tied with eternity, while the layers of silk and traces of the worms embedded within suggest transience and fleeting life. This duality between transience and eternity is embodied in the silkworm itself. While an individual worm lives for only fifty to sixty days, its lifecycle exhibits an endless circle of birth and rebirth. Time and Permanence comprises two pyramids, one on its base and one inverted, which converge at a central point to create an hourglass.

Detail pictures:

Exhibition view

Related Exhibitions:
Original Wisdom: Contemporary Art of Chinese Traditional Culture, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou 08.26, 2023 -10.15, 2023
Start, Start Museum, Shanghai 12.30, 2022 -05.21, 2023
Liang Shaoji: A Silky Entanglement, Power Station of Art, Shanghai 09.28, 2021 -02.20, 2022
Vitality of Variables, HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou 10.01, 2020 -04.25, 2021
"Good" Told by the Nature, Boxes Art Museum, Foshan 07.19, 2019 -09.15, 2019
Growing, Chronus Art Center (CAC) , Shanghai 03.21, 2019 -06.30, 2019
Liang Shaoji: As If, M Woods, Beijing 09.15, 2018 -11.11, 2018

Related Texts:
Conversation with Gaudi , Liang Shaoji TEXT Mar,2012