Kin Taii "Sky, Earth and Mankind"

Gallery ef

poster for Kin Taii "Sky, Earth and Mankind"

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Kin Taii is a Chinese-born artist whose work expresses the inner world of humans and a sense of sympathy with nature through the artistic media of music, video art, drawing, and spatial installation. In recent years he has held exhibitions and concerts in multiple linked venues, taking Taoism and dragon belief as their theme. Kin Taii's work unfolds the meaning of Asian belief through his artistic approach and communication with his audience.

In 2003 Kin visited Yunnan province in China and recorded the folk songs of the Naxi people living in the highlands at 3000 meters. The Naxi live in deep nature and sing songs to express their pure emotions. Kin has combined their songs with western music such as techno and ambient, and has released several CDs. Through his experience with the Naxi, Kin realized that it is not possible to cut human expression off from the land and climate. Therefore, he visited the former Manchuria area in northeast China to trace his own roots.

In Manchuria, traditional languages and cultures have almost vanished. The last remaining shamans mediate between the human world and the invisible world through traditions that they have learned from their ancestors. The music of the Manchurian people, its rhythm and tone are based on triple repeats. The number "three" is significant to the Manchurian people and it is said to represent "sky", "earth" and "mankind". Kin recognized the possibilities of making art through his meetings with shamans who play traditional music and express themselves with intuitions for the energy of nature.

Kin Taii's exhibition, "Sky, Earth and Mankind" will be held at gallery ef from August 8 until 31 . His work will express the energy that circulates between the sky and earth. Gallery ef is a storehouse made of clay that was built 140 years ago. It is a power spot that has miraculously survived the Great Kanto Earthquake, Tokyo Air Raids and urban development during the bubble economy. Gallery ef invites and welcomes artists and their audience. In the summer of 2008 Kin Taii's installation of sky and earth will resonate in harmony with the space at gallery ef and unite with the silent stream of time.



From 2008-08-08 To 2008-08-31


Kin Taii



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