山东省艺术研究院: Shades of Change

山东省艺术研究院: Shades of Change
29th of October 2019
2 pm
Artus
山东省艺术研究院 The Shandong Academy of Fine Arts

The Shades of Change is based on Yin and Yang and the five elements in Zhouyi (The Book of Change), the piece is trying to explore the idea of ‘harmony’. And to reflect the state of ‘Heaven and Man are united as one’ as mentioned in the Book of Change, to reach the state of harmony. In the world of Yin and Yang, the five elements of Eight Trigrams are like keyboards, playing colourful melodies, each with different colours and temperatures.


Dui Er stands alone in the world.

It is a dull, disordered world, it is without colour and agility, filled with black and white, noise and fickleness.

Until he meets the five elements. They are the colors of the world, the natural season, the rainbow of life. In the space of Yin and Yang, different colours are constantly inclusive, transforming, absorbing, changing…

In Dui Er’s dream, he flys over the mountains and rivers, exchanges emotions with the flowers, and confides to the rain.

Dui Er is no longer standing still. He starts to touch and to explore, with people following him to observe the universe. And to fight.

Heaven and earth are the self, the self is the heaven and the earth, it is a perfect world with freedom. Objects and hearts are connected with the spirit of heaven and earth, swimming in-between and feeling the invisible and eternal beauty.

It is strong, healthy and new. Everything is beautiful and charming, harmony flowing. It is the beauty of nature. It is the beauty of simplicity.
So is the traveller, so is the road.


山东省艺术研究院 The Shandong Academy of Fine Arts

The Shandong Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1954. Originally the Shandong Opera Research Office. In October 1985, it was changed to the Shandong Provincial Institute of Art. On November 11, 2015, the Provincial People’s Office officially issued a document to confirm that the Shandong Academy of Fine Arts was changed from a general cultural institution to a scientific research institution.

Shandong Academy of Fine Arts adheres to the concept of “high-point positioning, innovative development, scientific layout, and strong talents”, paying attention to actual needs, working in service centers, enhancing scientific research and innovation capabilities, promoting artistic creation, and broadening the construction of art disciplines. Now it has 10 art research institutions and 4 functional departments. It is the most complete art research institution in Shandong province with the strongest scientific research strength.