Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness: The Cut-and-Paste Ceramics Works of Master Chen San-huo (67941)

Session Information: Philosophy in Arts, Culture & Technology
Session Chair: Michael Michael

Saturday, 1 April 2023 09:55
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Master Chen San-huo is a fourth generation of the Chinese popular arts, cut-and-paste ceramics of the Quan School. His works has been widely adopted throughout major temples in Taiwan. In 2020, the Ministry of Culture recognized Chen as a preserver of an important cultural heritage, that is, the cut-and-paste craft, and named him a National Living Treasure. This article explores and examines the creative works of Master Chen. It focuses on the process of how Chen perceives, constructs and maintains his unique style of art works, a process of what he claims to be in a conscious state encoded by unconscious mind. Through textual and field work enquiry, the article aims to demonstrate that the vibrant forms and materials of the Chinese cut-and-paste ceramics was originated from koji pottery works, depicting themes from legendary or historical stories for the general public to tell. It was later changed and transformed into different formations to accommodate the needs of the gradual changing society. That is to say, popular arts is sensitive, yet resilient, which could be easily adjusted, manipulated to meet any social needs.

Min-Chia Young, Shu-Te University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr MIN-CHIA YOUNG is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Shu-Te University in Taiwan

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