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Video installation by Taiwanese artist Wang Ya-hui to be exhibited in Spain

  • Date:2022-06-01~2022-06-17
Video installation by Taiwanese artist Wang Ya-hui to be exhibited in Spain

Taiwanese artist Wang Ya-hui (王雅慧)'s video installation work will be displayed in Bilbao, Spain, as part of a traveling exhibition launched by the Mandala Lab at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

With the support from the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, the Rubin Museum of Art commissioned Wang to create the video installation work. Themed on rice fields based on her memory, the video tells the story of her gaining a sense of peace from the scent of rice fields after moving to the countryside. Subsequently, it also influenced her artistic creations. While watching the video, the audience will be able to smell the scent of rice fields that are specially produced by a perfumer, while immersed in a moment of contemplation.

Born in 1973, Wang Ya-hui currently lives in Taipei. She earned her master's degree in the Graduate School of Arts and Technology at the Taipei National University of the Arts. Her works include videos, installations, and photographs.

The Mandala Lab is an interactive installation that invites curiosity about people's emotions. It aims to guide the audience to consider the complex feelings that show up in everyday life, and imagine how people might have the power to transform them. Inspired by powerful Buddhist principles, the Mandala Lab features 5 thought-provoking, playful experiences—including videos accompanied by scents, a sculpture that invites collective breathing, and curated percussion instruments dipped in waters.

This year, the Mandala Lab Bilbao is modeled after the Mandala Lab installation at the Rubin Museum in New York City. From June 1 to 17, the display will be open to the public from 5 to 10 pm every day for free at the Doña Casilda Park, an outdoor park in Bilbao, Spain. For more information, please click here.