“Classic & Trend─Tsai Ming-tzann Calligraphy Art Exhibition,” organized by National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Ministry of Culture, will be grandly held at Chungshan National Gallery from October 30 to December 6. Today (Oct. 30) the opening ceremony was held in the afternoon. The exhibition stresses the response and transformation of calligraphy art in the time and space of contemporary aesthetics to create the aesthetic Zen through the exhibition atmosphere and space arrangement. The selected 41 sets of works of both the classic and modern styles display the transformation and new appearance of calligraphy art through the 3D layering of light and shadow from the exquisite concave and convex mounting.
In his speech, Director-general of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Wang Lan-sheng, said the south room of Chungshan National Gallery presents the conversation between the calligraphy ink lines and the space and the north room features the artist’s open and unrestrained style of modern calligraphy art. Mr. Tsai is also the president of Calligraphy Education Journal. Director-general Wang specially mentioned that he had learned calligraphy at leisure in recent years and found Mr. Tsai had taught so many students and dedicated himself to the promotion of calligraphy education at every level. Besides, Mr. Tsai has accumulated a large number of publications. There are two painting volumes published and exhibited together at Chungshan National Gallery. One cover is black, and the other is white, which reflects the calligrapher’s exploration of the theory of Yin and Yang and the abstract use of ink and brush. Welcome to visit and appreciate the exhibition of the unique style.
On behalf of the minister, Director of the MOC’s Department of Arts Development, Liang Chin-chih, attended the opening ceremony and expressed the gratitude to Mr. Tsai for his contribution to the rooting of calligraphy education. Besides, he was glad that National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall invited Mr. Tsai to hold the exhibition. The visitors will be able to enjoy the contemporary art presentation in calligraphy to the fullest.
Tsai Ming-tzann was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 1956. Sticking to his original intention for decades, he has actively engaged in the societies and activities deeply exploring traditional and modern calligraphy and built good relationships in the calligraphy circle. Many friends in the calligraphy circle attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition. Mr. Tsai also talked about his experiences and feelings all the way. Invited to hold an exhibition at the national gallery, he proposed the concept of the coexistence of classic and modernity: The former is the accumulation as the literary contents are for reading and understanding. The latter is a visual encounter with the present as well as the process of a behavior and the spirit of abstract art. At the same time, Mr. Tsai expects that the exhibition will bring the power of the calligraphy circle together and attract the young generation to engage in calligraphy so that Taiwan’s calligraphy culture and art will be passed on and promoted.
Mr. Tsai’s calligraphy art includes the classical and modern styles and excels in all the five scripts, seal script, clerical script, cursive script, running script, and regular script. Creating the new spirit from the ancient style, he specializes in the bronze script. A large number of self-made poems are included in his publications, highlighting his literary nature. His modern calligraphy art learns from the avant-garde style of Japanese ink and the western abstract expressionism and reflects the visual style and abstract meaning in the contemporary art trend. “Classic & Trend─Tsai Ming-tzann Calligraphy Art Exhibition,” organized by National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, is a tribute to the calligraphy educator’s long dedication and cultivation. We sincerely welcome all art lovers to visit the exhibition. For more information, please visit the website of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall: www.yatsen.gov.tw or call the service counter, (02) 27588008, ext. 545, 546.