Yahon Chang’s ‘Floating Poetry, Meandering Mindscape’

During Gallery Weekend 2023 ‘Yahon Chang: Floating Poetry, Meandering Mindscape,’ curated by Manu Park, took place at St Elisabeth Church. Chang, a leading Taiwanese calligrapher, began in the middle of the huge, blank canvas that was stretched out across the church floor. The artist moved conscientiously across it, with movements swift and graceful. Each footstep was considered. As the artist navigated his way across the canvas Chang exchanged brushes, making thick dashes of ink at certain moments and trailing thinner lines at others. The performance was accompanied by Adele Bitter on violoncello and Holger Groschopp on piano, who played compositions by Isang Yun.