Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce that contemporary Taiwanese artist Cheng Tsung Feng’s (范承宗) large scale installation, “Fish Trap House VII,” will be on display in July at LongHouse Reserve. Feng’s work marks the first time that LongHouse Reserve has collaborated with a Taiwanese artist since its founding in 1991.
In Fish Trap House VII, the artist continues a series of works that are never-before-seen in America, debuting at a venue perfectly suited for a broader audience. His fish trap is based on the Taiwanese traditional fishing tool, and it pays homage to ancient hunting and fishing traditions. Feng learned the methods for making a traditional fish trap from an elder of the indigenous Thao tribe. Then, he applied these techniques to the creation of his art installation.
Fish Trap House VII will invite visitors to a tranquil experience at an enchanting spot to gaze at the gardens, be in nature, and join a global community. At LongHouse, several species of bamboo grow naturally, providing color, sound, and texture that are both transformative and restorative. The bamboo at LongHouse prevents soil erosion and removes large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, providing a healthy space, further enhanced by the beautiful scenery surrounding it.
Feng’s piece is made out of the very material that grows in abundance at LongHouse. The set-up will provide a place that all can enter for music, dance, and ceremonies throughout the season. His piece will be permanent, presented this summer then preserved over time for years to come.
About the artist, Cheng Tsung Feng:
Cheng Tsung Feng is a Taiwanese artist with an old soul and a fascination for exploring the time-honored wisdom hidden in traditional utensils. He is devoted to preserving these intangible assets and applies methods from traditional artifacts to create large-scale installations, bringing brilliant ancient wisdom to life through the objects involved. He has created pieces for Hermes, Aesop, Nike, Loewe, Apple, Ritz-Carlton, Kvadrat, Eslite, and other international brands.
To Learn More about Cheng Tsung Feng, visit HERE
About the Longhouse Reserve and its founder, Jack Lenor Larsen:
Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020), a globally recognized textile designer and weaver, was one of the world’s foremost advocates of both traditional and contemporary crafts. During his travels around the world, Jack was inspired by local materials, traditions, and history, often referencing these sources when designing his textile patterns.
The 16-acre LongHouse Reserve was created in 1991 with the mission of exemplifying living with art in all forms. Through a program titled Art in the Garden, guided by a professional staff, devoted board, and expert Art Committee, LongHouse blends art and nature with the belief that the arts are central to experiencing life to the fullest. The artists whose works are on display are deeply engaged in the natural world and human life, creating a sanctuary for learning and contemplation.
The Fish Trap House VII is organized by LongHouse Reserve and supported by Taipei Cultural Center in New York.
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Image courtesy of the artist