Mirrored Gardens geological strata:
A Piece of Kuang Cao Bright Moon
View at Mirrored Gardens.
Yangjiang Group is an artistic group founded in 2002 by Zheng Guogu (b. 1970, Yangjiang, China), Chen Zaiyan (b.1971, Yangchun, China) and Sun Qinglin (b.1974, Yangjiang, China). Yangjiang Group takes its name from their homtown where the artistis are based.
In our driftless and confused society, the writings of Yangjiang Group (阳江组合) are frequently interpreted as iconic metaphors reflecting our everyday reality, hinting at the unpredictability and mystery of life. An important medium in the survival and passing down of Chinese culture, calligraphy is ever-present in the artistic practice of the Yangjiang Group, combining with all types of disparate social behaviors. The collective fermentation of our daily wine, tea, and language across time, then, has become the overarching context in which this calligraphy exists. The content of these calligraphic works, rather than being merely a repetition of calligraphic aesthetics, are frequently a coalescence of the observation and penetration of the complete interactive process between human behavior and the world, distilled into a mantra. These everyday writings, completed at different points in time, converge into a landscape, a space resembling a stele forest. From the space of the Dong Pavilion, the content of this calligraphy gradually becomes simply the “state” of our times.
Guihai Steele Forest, Guilin. Reference image.
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A Letter to a Traveller
How are you doing? Hope everything is going well with you! At the transition of seasons, the “Mirror Gardens” has also experienced the changes of light, plants and space. While new “topographies” and “writings” are slowly emerging, we warmly invite you to come and wander at the Mirror Gardens in the daily opening time. We hope you all will pass through and feel the multitude of parallel worlds in various pace and from different perspectives. Let the dance of thoughts and the wandering of the body converge, and freely discover a space that belongs to you:
Wish you a bright and beautiful autumn, and hope to have you re-visit again in the daily process.
Daily Opening Time:
11:00 – 17:00, Wednesday to Sunday
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays
Address: Mirrored Gardens, Si Hai Ma Shu, Hualong Agriculture Grand View Garden (化龙农业大观园，四海马术), Panyu District, Guangzhou