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Mutable, large-scale installations by Ohio-based Taiwanese artist Ying Hui-chu (應惠菊) will be shown in a special exhibition hosted by the Taichung-based National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts from June 6 through Aug. 30.
Born in 1956, the Taipei native is known for her mix of media such as painting, drawing, etching, screen-printing, and collage-making in creating large-scale installations. Her works have been shown at Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium, the Nelimarkka Art Museum in Finland, and the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Spain.
Now an arts professor at the University of Akron in Ohio, Ying has focused increasingly on human compassion through the themes of war, loss, and sufferings. Using religious symbols and excerpts from philosophical texts, the artist uses a visually decisive language to convey her message of universality.
She bases her practice on Hindu spiritual leader Mata Amṛtanandamayi: 'No one is an isolated island; we are all links in the great chain of life. Just as the right hand reaches out to aid the left hand when it is injured, the ability to feel the sufferings of all beings as our own, and an intense yearning to comfort them, should awaken within us.'
Her two-month exhibition in Taichung will offer seven large-scale installations, several of which will be arranged in a previouslyunseen order before. This freedom of configuration is inspired by the numerology approach of "I Ching (易經)” that extols tens and thousands of variations and combinations.