「物」一直是中國藝術歷史的學術課題。牛津大學藝術史名譽教授柯律格（Craig Clunas）在其名作《長物》（1991）一書中以物質文化的角度重新審視晚明消費社會裡的物品；藝術史 學者賴毓芝總策劃的《物見》（2022）—書中，48位在全球藝術、考古、物質文化領域的學者，以不同的觀看視野及情感體悟，談及他們如何與文物相遇及進行溝通。是次展覽以「感物」為題，欲伸延對「物」的探討，透過少雪齋的中國藝術藏品，探索中國古人如何透過創作及玩物表達人與物之間的情感連繫。然而，「感物」兩字看似是不言自明，但何謂「感物」、何以「感物」？「感物」與藝術的關係何如？
'Those are things that originate between heaven and earth.' — Yupian [The Jade Book] 'Things' (or 'Objects') has always been a topic of scholarly discussion in Chinese art history. In his celebrated Superfluous Things (1991), Craig Clunas, Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the University of Oxford, re-examines objects in the consumer society of late Ming Dynasty from the perspective of material culture; in Seeing: 48 Object Readers and Their Worlds (2022), art historian Lai Yu-chih compiles writings by forty-eight scholars from the fields of art, archaeology, and material culture around the world about their encounters and conversations with cultural relics, through different ways of seeing and sensing. Taking ‘sensing things' as its topic, this exhibition intends to extend the discussion of 'things' through the Chamber of Young Snow collection of Chinese art, and explore how the ancient Chinese expressed the emotional connection between human and things through creation and play. While 'sensing things' may seem self-explanatory, what does it really constitute and how does it come about? How is it related to art?
Through the thinking of ancient painters and connoisseurs, this essay attempts to elucidate the relationship between 'sensing things' and artistic experience, bringing to light the accumulative meanings and sensibilities of ancient Chinese visual and material culture, while providing inspiration and motivation for contemporary society and living.
|Original language||Multiple languages|
|Title of host publication||感物 = Sensing Things|
|Editors|| 何翠芬, 陳芳芳, 唐啓翔|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2023|