Each approx. 201(H) x 75(L) x 78 (W) cm (A set of 10 pieces)
Hong Kong Cultural CentreIn the late 1990s, the founding of the Juming Museum influenced the artist to create some site-specific works and gradually developed his environmental sculpture. In Living World Series —Lining Up, ten people, each with a distinctive character, line up in front of the building, waiting for admission. In addition to the colourful clothes they are wearing, the accessories are also highlights to distinguish each person among the crowd. The carving technique is the same as that used in the Taichi Series of the 1980s. Ju Ming first created the form with Styrofoam, which was then polished according to needs. Although the size has been enlarged to life-size, the facial features remain simplified as seen in former works.Artist Biography
Ju Ming was born Ju Chuan-tai in Tongxiao of Miaoli, Taiwan in 1938. His works created in the 1970s, such as In One Heart, were extremely successful, earning him honourable reputation in Taiwan.By the early 1980s, Ju Ming had moved to New York where he developed new creations and ideas. Ju Ming’s artistic creativity came to full fruition in the 1980s and 1990s, during which he developed the Taichi Series and Living World Series.In recent years, the Living World Series — Imprisonment and Cube set forth a new creative perspective of Ju Ming’s. The works moved beyond the aesthetics of form and turned towards the intellectual questions surrounding man, displaying a diverse development of Ju Ming’s art, and also deepening his aesthetic philosophy.