琉璃工房博物館LIULI MUSEUM.Song Yan

臺灣玻璃藝術,從這裡走向世界

世界玻璃藝術,從這裡走進臺灣

This is where a global audience is introduced to Taiwan glass art.

This is where Taiwan is introduced to global glass art.


琉璃工房博物館LIULI MUSEUMSong Yan

用琉璃藝術,探索生命與情感

2011年,琉璃工房創辦人楊惠姍和張毅,

結合臺北松山菸廠的悠久歷史,以及三十多年來,

對藝術,工藝,設計,電影,媒體,時尚和餐飲的獨特美學經驗,

創立了琉璃工房博物館.松菸 LIULI MUSEUM.Song Yan。

「琉璃」,對琉璃工房而言,有幾個意義:

西漢中山靖王墓的琉璃耳杯的「琉璃」,

唐代詩人白居易詩裡「彩雲易散琉璃脆」的「琉璃」,

《藥師經》裡「願我來世,得菩提時,身如琉璃,內外明澈」的「琉璃」。

琉璃,對琉璃工房而言;不僅是一種材質,一種創作的媒介,

而是一種精神,一種生命。

我們期望讓社會大眾有機會欣賞,

各式各樣國際玻璃藝術家作品的機會,

讓這裡成為一個臺灣向國際展望視野的窗口,

也是世界玻璃藝術家走進臺灣的藝術交流平臺。

博物館所規劃的每一個展覽,背後都代表著一種深切的企望;

希望在今天這塊土地上,勾勒一個國際現代琉璃藝術的概念,

同時也希望將美的種子散播出去,

在這一代、下一代、甚至世世代代的人的觀念裡,

永存琉璃文化美學。

LIULI MUSEUM Song Yan

Exploring Life and Emotion Through Liuli Art

In 2011, Liuligongfang founders Loretta H. Yang and Chang Yi founded the LIULI MUSEUM Song Yan. The museum is nestled within the historical Songshan Tobacco Factory site in Taipei and represents the cumulation of Liuligongfang’s 30 year investment in art, craft, design, film, media, fashion and dining.

For Liuligongfang, the term liuli has a layered significance. For one, it is the liuli penned by Tang Dynasty Poet Bai Juyi: Like scattered clouds, the fragility of liuli. It is also the liuli from the scripture of the Medicine Buddha: May the moment come when I attain enlightenment, the body, even the soul, become as liuli, transparent inside and out, pure and flawless. Liuli represents more than material or creative medium. It is spirit, it is life itself.

Liuligongfang aspires to introduce the vibrant world of global glass art to the people of Taiwan and for the museum to act as a window to the outside world.

Each exhibition at the museum represents an expectation: here is where the concept of international glass art is shaped. Each person passing through these walls functions as a seed, disseminating their thoughts and impressions of the exhibition through conversation and actions. LIULI MUSEUM Song Yan is here to cultivate an aesthetic built upon a rich intergenerational liuli culture.

 

1987 Liuligongfang founded


1990 LIULI’s debut exhibition at Eslite Bookstore’s art gallery in Taipei, Taiwan


1991 Exhibition at the Modern Hall of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.


1992 

Exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery of Mitsukoshi department store, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan.

Exhibition at Sogo department store, Osaka, Japan.

Exhibition at Mitsukoshi department store, Takamatsu, Japan.

Exhibition at Matsuzaka department store, Yokohama, Japan.

Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s “Great Medical Buddha “is catalogued in Tsuneo Yoshimizu’s “The Survey of Glass in the World”, published by Kyuryudo.


1992

Glass Antiquities and Contemporary Liuli Exhibition, Palace Museum, Beijing.

Exhibition at Mitsukoshi department store, Nigata, Japan.

Exhibition at Daimaru department store, Kobe, Japan.

Exhibition at Daimaru department store, Fukuoka, Japan.


1994 

Participant in the First International Modern Glass Art Exhibition (982) in Venice, Italy.

Gold Hand of King of Medicine Master and Lapis Lazuli Light Buddha is enthusiastically received at Exhibition 982, International Transparent Art Exhibition of Venice.

Exhibition at Habatat Gallery, Detroit, USA

Exhibition at the Leo Kaplan Gallery, New York, USA.

Exhibition at Galleriel, Hamburg, Germany.

Exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

Loretta Hui-shan Yang attends and demonstrates the pâte-de-verre technique at Japan’s Modern Glass Art Exhibition in Ishikawa, Japan.

Exhibition at Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

Exhibition at Judy Yoven Gallery, Huston, Texas, USA.


1995

International Liuli Art Exhibition, Taipei

Orchestrated entirely by LIULIGONGFANG, the show featured over 130 pieces of glass art from 47 countries. As the first large-scale international glass exhibition held in Taiwan, it symbolizes the first contact between Chinese liuli and contemporary glass art.

The International Contemporary Liuli Art Exhibition in Taipei inspires an entire island and generates widespread critical acclaim.
Liuligongfang brings master glassmakers Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová from the Czech Republic to Taiwan for an exhibition.

Exhibition at the First International Modern Arts Biennale Exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Solo exhibition at Crystal and Jewelry Museum in Jablonec Nad Nisou, Czech Republic.

Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s “Bhaisajyayuru Vaidurya Prabhasa, Seated Buddha ” is acquired for the collection of the Medicine Buddha Temple, Nara, Japan.

Loretta H. Yang with Takada Koin, Abbott of Yakushi-ji Temple in Nara, Japan


1996

Chinese Liuli by Loretta H. Yang solo exhibition at Xu Museum of Art, Hong Kong

Exhibition at China Club, Hong Kong.

Exhibition “Billions of Buddhas in Humans” at the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store, Tokyo, Japan.

CIRVA (Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts Plastiques) interviews LIULI in Taiwan.

Loretta H. Yang with Director of CIRVA (Centre International de Recherche Sur Le Verre et Les Arts Plastiques)

1997

Exhibition at the 1997 Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Art Festival, Beijing. “Between Heaven and Earth” is acquired at the Beijing Palace Museum’s permanent collection.

Exhibition at the  2nd Annual Hsinchu International Glass Art Festival, Taiwan.

Little Liuligongfang workshop held at National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung

Liuligongfang believes strongly in education and cultural heritage. One of the ways they invest in the next generation is through Little Liuligongfang workshops such as “Craft and Ethics”.

1998

Loretta H. Yang Chinese Liuli Exhibition, Palace of Eternal Longevity, Palace Museum, Beijing

Yang and Liuligongfang’s second exhibition at the Palace Museum established the fundamental inheritance of Chinese liuli. Alongside Yang’s contemporary liuli art, the exhibition also included a replica of Western Han Dynasty Emperor Liu Sheng’s liuli ear cups, a significant piece in the history of Chinese liuli.

The Contemporary Liuli Art of Loretta H. Yang, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Former Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum Alan Borg said, “England’s collection of Chinese art stopped with the Qing Dynasty. It begins again with Loretta Yang”.

The Chinese Liuli Art of Loretta H. Yang at Shanghai Museum, Shanghai


1999

Exhibition at Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzen.

Exhibition at Guangdong Museum of Art.

Exhibitor at China Shanghai International Arts Festival


2000

Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s contemporary Chinese glass art “Millennium Dunhuang Rises Again” exhibited at the Dunghuang Research Institute Exhibition Center, Gansu, China.

There are currently 492 temples that make up Dunhuang’s famed Mogao Caves. Director of the Dunhuang Academy Fan Jinshi says, “Loretta Yang, you are the 493rd temple”. (l-r) Loretta H. Yang, Fan Jinshi, Chang Yi


2001

International Liuli Art Exhibition, Shanghai and Beijing

The exhibition showed to audiences in Shanghai and Beijing and was the first large-scale exhibition of liuli in China. Its influence was evidenced by the subsequent boom of liuli studios across the country.

Bowers Museum presents Trilogy of Glasswork

An exhibition featuring glass antiquities from Rome and China as well as the contemporary art of American glass master Dale Chihuly and Chinese glass pioneer Loretta H. Yang’s Formless, But Not Without Form collection.


2002

Exhibition at Steninge Palace, Sweden

Loretta Hui-shan Yang and Chang Yi become honorary professors at Tsinghua University, Beijing and set up  a studio of liuli art research at Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing.


2003

Wish of a Lifetime – Loretta H. Yang’s Guanyin of a Thousand Arms and Eyes exhibition is held in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Singapore.


2004

“Impermanence─The Illusion and Eternity in Life”exhibition at Capazza Gallery, France showcases Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s “The Flowers are Beautiful and the Moon is Full” and “Formless, but Not Without Form” series’.

Loretta H. Yang’s work goes on permanent display at the gallery.


2005

“The Flowers are Beautiful and the Moon is Full” is shown at the Particle Theories exhibition in the US.

Loretta Yang is the only Liuli artist from Asia to be invited.


2006

To commemorate first twenty years, LIULI’s “Inspiration 20” exhibition travels to Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Singapore.

The Best of the Best exhibition held at LIULI CHINA MUSEUM showcases signature pieces from the world’s top ten glass masters.


2007

Leo Kaplan Modern, presents “Intersection”, featuring Loretta hui-shan Yang among veteran glass masters William Carlson and Steven Weinberg.

Former Chairman of Burberry adds Yang’s work to his private collection.

Exhibition at Musée du Verre in Conches-en-Ouche

LIULI CHINA MUSEUM presents Liuli master Steven Weinberg’s “Journey” exhibition.

Contemporary Liuli Art Institute exhibition


2008

Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s “Proof of Awareness – Contemporary Liuli Art” exhibition at Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Taipei.

China Design Now Exhibition

Renowned for their expansive collection of  art and craft and impeccable eye for design, the Victoria & Albert Museum  welcome Loretta Hui-shan Yang as Founder and Pioneer of contemporary Chinese Liuli art to “China Design Now”.

Representing Taiwan, Loretta H. Yang and Chang Yi are commissioned by the Beijing Olympic committee to design the Pavilion of Auspicious Clouds.


2009

“Guanyin of Thousand Arms and Eyes” is a twenty year retrospective of Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s Liuli Buddhist creations.

The exhibition has traveled to Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung and Fo Guang Shan Dong Chan Temple, Malaysia.Master Hsing Yun has acquired nine pieces from Yang’s Liuli Guanyin series’ to represent the “Fo Guang Commemorative Gallery” collection.


2010

100 Years, a Liuli Flower: Loretta H. Yang’s 2010 Contemporary Liuli Art Exhibition is held in Shenzen, Taipei, Singapore, Malaysia and San Francisco.

Corning Museum of Glass in New York invites Loretta H. Yang to teach a weeklong seminar at The Studio, the institution’s glassmaking facility . She is the first glass artist of Chinese descent to hold this position.

From Benevolence, From Love exhibition at the LIULI CHINA MUSEUM

LIULI CHINA MUSEUM Shanghai in the Tianzifang arts enclave.

The artist’s work is exhibited at the art and antiques fair Art Nocturne Knokke in Belgium.

The artist’s work is exhibited at the European Contemporary Art Fair ST’ART in Strasbourg.

Artists Loretta H. Yang and Chang Yi invited to oversee the Taiwan Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai.


2011

Founder of Chinese Liuli: The Liuli Art of Loretta H. Yang exhibition at Penang Georgetown Festival, Malaysia

The artist’s five meter tall Guanyin of a Thousand Arms and Eyes is presented to the Buddha Memorial Center on Mount Putuo at Fo Guang Shan


2012

Sincerity: The Resurrection of Chinese Liuli, an exhibition commemorating 25 years of Liuligongfang is held in Shanghai, Taipei and Kaohsiung.

Glass from Afar – the Art of Three Great French Glass Houses exhibition


2013

Only With Benevolence – Loretta H. Yang and Chang Yi Liuli Art Retrospective

Exploring Life Through Liuli – Loretta H. Yang and Chang Yi, a large scale retrospective of the two artists is held at Hong Kong City Hall and National Art Museum of China.

Three pieces from Loretta H. Yang’s Enlightenment Collection are selected to exhibit at Rendezvous in the Moment of Change at Capazza Galerie, France


2014

Stop the Time – Antoine Leperlier Solo Exhibition

The first exhibition in Asia of heritage glass from French glass master Antoine Leperlier

Why Glass?

From ancient Roman glass to contemporary Chinese liuli, a comprehensive exhibition of glass art.

French Art Tour – Glass Wonder World

An exhibition of contemporary French glass art co-presented with the Ateliers d’Art de France Foundation


2015

Salon Révélations, Grand Palais Paris – Ateliers d’Art de France Galerie Collection

By invitation of the president of Atelier d’Art de France, Yang brought her liuli sculptures to the foundation’s semi-annual craft art show as the exhibition’s showcase artist.

Within Impermanence, an Awakening

The Contemporary Glass Art of Loretta H. Yang

Ateliers d’Art de France’s Collection gallery invited Yang to a solo exhibition

Why Glass? – Toots Zynsky International Glass Art Exhibition

American contemporary glass master comes to Shanghai and Taipei for her first solo exhibitions in Asia

Chang Yi’s artist collection A Touch of Red debuts in Kaohsiung

Loretta H. Yang and Chang Yi attend and exhibit at Capazza Galerie’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition.

Both artists’ works are acquired for the gallery’s permanent collection.


2016

From Visible to Invisble: Faith Born From Fire – The Ceramic Art of Christine Fabre

In collaboration with contemporary art center Galerie Capazza, Liuligongfang brings ceramic virtuoso Christine Fabre to Shanghai and Taipei for her first solo exhibitions in Asia.

Only With Compassion – Loretta H. Yang Wish of a Lifetime 20th Anniversary Exhibition is held in Shanghai and Dalian.

A Chinese Liuli Flower – Contemporary Liuli Art Exhibition is held in Brussels, Belgium

LIULI CHINA MUSEUM presents Man and Land, an exhibition of photographs from Juan I-Jong.

A Woman, Doing What She Believes In, Loretta H. Yang’s Only With Compassion contemporary art exhibition is held in Hong Kong


2017

 One of a Kind: Lino Tagliapietra – A Venetian Glass Maestro in Asia

Internationally renowned maestro of glassblowing Lino Tagliapietra will bring his first large-scale solo exhibition in Asia to Shanghai, Taipei and Taichung.

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