Idealy confucius should be a GOD, always looking correct, dressed up, and distant from any human beings, so most Chinese people can’t accept this controversial art show – as it is very shocking for us to see a naked confucius with a grand beating heart, or the crazy one in a cage with the monkeys.
However, I loved it, so fascinating and makes you think… it is about conservatism versus innovation, tradition versus creation in human history.
In China, Confucius’ legacy was the basis for social ethics and morals for over 2000 years, his theories always has been rooted in our culture. One of his famous phrase: At fifteen my heart was set on learning; at thirty I stood firm; at forty I had no more doubts; at fifty I knew the mandate of heaven; at sixty my ear was obedient; at seventy I could follow my heart’s desire without transgressing the norm.
This show will be on till the end of Jan, the Rockbund Art Museum is an international platform for the promotion and exchange of contemporary art.