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Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018

Pursuit for the Tao through the Silkworm: A Conversation with Liang Shaoji

Yang, Jing;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jan 2018
Publisher: University of Jyväskylä; Contact details: Open Science Centre, University of Jyväskylä, email:, website:
Country: Finland
The Chinese artist Liang Shaoji has been working intensively with silkworms for almost 30 years. His abundant art practices under the Nature Series have become a unique phenomenon in Chinese contemporary art. Liang was awarded the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2002 and the Prince Claus Award in 2009. In this conversation, he discusses how he has transformed the life process of the silkworm into an artistic language to explore the relationship between human beings and non-human life. He also articulated the association between the Nature Series and philosophy, history and culture, highlighting the integrity of ecology and culture, an idea which has traditionally been highly valued in Chinese culture and art.

Liang Shaoji, contemporary art

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