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 MUSEUM．Song Yan
創立了琉璃工房博物館．松菸 LIULI MUSEUM．Song Yan。
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.
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.
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.
Participant in the First International Modern Glass Art Exhibition (982) in Venice, Italy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The Chinese Liuli Art of Loretta H. Yang at Shanghai Museum, Shanghai
Exhibition at Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzen.
Exhibition at Guangdong Museum of Art.
Exhibitor at China Shanghai International Arts Festival
Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s contemporary Chinese glass art “Millennium Dunhuang Rises Again” exhibited at the Dunghuang Research Institute Exhibition Center, Gansu, China.
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.
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.
Wish of a Lifetime – Loretta H. Yang’s Guanyin of a Thousand Arms and Eyes exhibition is held in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Singapore.
“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.
“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.
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.
Leo Kaplan Modern, presents “Intersection”, featuring Loretta hui-shan Yang among veteran glass masters William Carlson and Steven Weinberg.
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
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.
“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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Stop the Time – Antoine Leperlier Solo Exhibition
The first exhibition in Asia of heritage glass from French glass master Antoine Leperlier
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
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.
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
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.