2017年4月16日 8:00 pm
Chang Yuchen: Su Miao
April 16th, 2017 8:00 pm
No.4 Langjia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
He was born in China in 1963, in a small village in Shanxi Province. He had a natural interest in images. Around 12 years old, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was close to the end, his school didn’t really have many classes. He often went fishing with friends, during which, the biggest pleasure for him was not catching the big fish, but looking at the water, and its movements, the delicate patterns created by the wind. He always had a little sketchbook with him and he would draw trees, landscapes. He also learned to play the flute. At 15 years old, he found two books in my grandmother’s closet, selected Poetry of Tang Dynasty, illustrated with prints of traditional Chinese ink and brush paintings. It was supposed to be a set of four books but he only found two of them. Somehow this decadence of feudal society survived the Cultural Revolution, discovered by him, and occupied his dreams:
A crow crows in the frost cold at moonset.
Maples and fishing light 're with my sleepless night.
Chang Yuchen was born in China in 1989, now she lives and works between New York and Beijing.