Conversations with the Yijing: After Denial comes Bargaining
18' x 8'10"
The Yijing (formerly “I Ching”) or Book of Change is a classical Chinese oracular system,
roughly comparable to Western tarot and Kabbalah. In this work, it gives wise answers to our questions about showing art during the pandemic and resists our efforts to cajole it into telling us
what we want to hear.
A collaboration between Lauren Ruth and Jason Clower. Ruth is a sculptor and performance artist whose solo
work anthropomorphizes insentient objects to reestablish meanings. Clower is a researcher
and writer on Chinese Buddhist philosophy.
View of the installation through the front window of the gallery.