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Qiu Zhijie

Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰 | Heart Sutra 心經

Qiu Zhijie

Qiu Zhijie

Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰 | Heart Sutra 心經

Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰 | Heart Sutra 心經

Qiu Zhijie

b. 1969

Heart Sutra


coloured ink and invisible ink on paper fan

stamped with the artist's seal; inscribed Buddhist text on the reverse

fan: 39.5 by 68 cm.  15½ by 26¾ in.

box: 4 by 42 by 6 cm.  1⅝ by 16½ by 2⅜ in.

Executed in 2000.

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邱志杰

1969年生

心經


彩色墨水隱形墨水紙扇

2000年作

款識

藝術家鈐印

心經經文(作品背面)

紙扇:39.5 x 68 公分,15½ x 26¾ 英寸

盒:4 x 42 x 6 公分,1⅝ x 16½ x 2⅜ 英寸

This work is in very good condition. The box of the fan shows light wear and fraying in the corners. Upon very close inspection, there is a light tear near the bottom right fold on the reverse. Minor creasing is observed at the bottom left corner of the fan and three original pinholes are found around the edges. A yellow media accretion is seen at the top edge with additional paint accretions on the reverse, which are possibly original to the time of execution.


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Galerie Loft, Paris

The Ullens Collection

Christie's, Hong Kong, 26 May 2013, Lot 263

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

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巴黎,Loft畫廊

尤倫斯收藏

香港,佳士得,2013年5月26日,拍品編號263

現藏者購自上述拍賣

Paris, Espace Cardin, Paris-Pékin, October 2002, p. 47, illustrated

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巴黎,Espace Cardin,「Paris-Pékin」,2002年10月,頁47,載圖

Qiu Zhijie’s Heart Sutra is the only witness left of the ephemeral installation that the artist created for the exhibition, Power of the Word, at the Taiwan Museum of Art in 2000, which later toured to America. Curated by Johnson Chang, the exhibition focused on ink art and featured the installation, Heart Sutra, by Qiu Zhijie. Qiu was given a large room for this installation, in which he painted the Buddhist Heart Sutra (Sutra of Love), covering the entirety of the walls of the room with invisible fluorescent paint which only revealed its imagery under ultraviolet light. In the centre of the space was a glass tank filled with formol and a human heart. The lighting of the room was alternatively switched from ultraviolet lights which exposed the Sutra writing on the walls but concealed the central tank in the dark, to crude electric lighting which uncovered the heart in formol but kept the writing hidden. The work was destroyed after the show but Qiu designed this fan as a memento of the exhibition, with the use of both sides of the fan mirroring the concept of his installation. On one side there is the image of a heart and on the other there is a poem of the Sutra of Love, only visible under ultraviolet light.

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2000年,臺灣省立美術館(現國立臺灣美術館)舉辦了一場群展,名為「文字的力量」,展覽在完成臺灣站後,先後到美國四個博物館巡迴舉行。邱志杰當年為展覽創作的藝術裝置早已消失,本作是如今僅存的見證。「文字的力量」是由張頌仁策劃的水墨藝術展,其中一件展品正是邱志杰的《心經》。藝術家用隱形螢光粉顏料在房間的牆壁上寫滿心經經文,只有在紫外線燈管的照射下才會顯現出來。房間正中擺放了一隻玻璃箱,箱內保存著一顆浸泡在福爾馬林溶液中的人類心臟。房間裡的燈光會交替變換:紫外線燈管亮起來的時候,觀眾可以看見牆上的經文,玻璃箱卻隱沒在黑暗中;換成一般的電燈後,經文消失不見,福爾馬林中的心臟卻暴露出來。這件裝置在展覽結束後隨即被拆除,但邱志杰卻創作了一件作品,作為展覽紀念,本拍品正是那把具有紀念意義的折扇。它的正反兩面各自畫上心臟、並寫上僅在紫外線燈管下可見的詩文,呼應了舊作的概念。