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Neither Increasing nor Decreasing – Rong Sheng

01.1595
Avalokiteshvara 观世音菩萨

Rong Sheng 戎盛、谢艺

Artist Biography

Born in Shanghai, 1989. MFA from Shanghai Fine Arts Academy, currently Faculty Member of Zhong Qiao College, Shanghai.

Exhibitions include:
2019: Solo Exhibition at C.R.E.T.A, Roma,
2017: “Mino” International Ceramic Biennial, Japan
2016: Zagreb EX-Tempore Ceramic, Zagreb, Croatia
2016: Asia Ceramics, Taipei

1989年出生于上海,现工作于中侨学院
2016年硕士毕业于上海大学美术学院陶艺专业
2014年作品参加第八届中国现代手工艺学院展
2016年参加第50届美国陶瓷艺术教育年会
2016年作品参加亚洲当代陶艺交流展
2016年作品参加萨格勒布国际陶艺节
2017年作品参加日本美浓国际陶艺展
2019年驻地罗马c.r.e.t.a. rome
2020年作品参加“瓷的边界”72 亼青年实验场

Artist Statement

Guanyin Bodhisattva is also called Guanzizai Bodhisattva. These two different names not only point to the different incarnations of Bodhisattva, but also clearly point out that the same goal can be achieved in different ways. One is to listen to sound, and the other is to infinitely ask and observe self-identity through vision. Both of them question by moving through calmness to the sensory. The work tries to let the viewer express his understanding of Guanyin Bodhisattva through his feeling of this process.

观世音菩萨也被称作观自在菩萨,这两个不同的名称不仅仅指向了菩萨不同的化身,其实也明确指出了两种殊途同归的修练方法,一种以听音,一种通过视觉对自我身份无穷的追问和体察入道,两者都是通过平静之后感官的退场来追问自我。作品尝试让观者通过对这种过程的感受来表达对观世音菩萨的理解

Selected Buddhist Object from Chiddingstone Castle

01.1595 Avalokiteshvara

Avalokiteshvara, bodhisattva of compassion, gilt bronze. Avalokiteshvara is standing on a lotus base, with both hands in vitarkamudrā (teaching or debating gesture). Sino-Tibetan, 17th – 18th century.


Height: 16.5cm, Length: 7cm

This small statue depicts another form of Avalokiteshvara. His hands are raised in the teaching gesture, and his arms entwined with lotus stems. As with most depictions of bodhisattvas, he is wearing rich robes, jewellery, and a crown. A long trailing scarf hangs down from his arms and there are many fittings adorning his clothing which would have originally held semi-precious stones. Buddhas and bodhisattvas are depicted differently – the Buddha usually wears simple monk’s robes. In contrast, bodhisattvas wear luxurious clothing which symbolises both their importance and their commitment to remain in the material world to help others achieve enlightenment. The Buddha, on the other hand, is said to have left all attachment to the material world behind.

“Identify” video

“观”视频装置

Video made by XieYi
2021

视频制作:谢艺
2021