Charwei Tsai: Between the Atom and the Universe
Screening at Tate Lates & Conversation with curator Valentine Umansky
Friday 27 May 2022
Tate Modern, London, UK
Photo courtesy of Taiwan Ministry of Culture, London, UK
Artist Charwei Tsai was welcomed to Tate Modern to present and discuss a selection of her videos made over the past two decades.
Emerging from the artist’s Practice of Tibetan Buddhism, the programme meditated on impermanence, ritual and nature through poetic engagements with transient objects such as ice, tofu, sea and sand. The screening opened and closed with the inscription of the ensō, a circle motif seen in Zen painting that is said to manifest the cycle of all living things.
Charwei Tsai: Between the Atom and the Universe forms part of the Tate Modern Lates programme exploring mindfulness and art-making as a transformative healing practice.
Circle I, 2009 0:40 min
Tofu Mantra, 2005 2:00 min
Lanyu – Three Stories, 2012 12:00 min
Root of Desire, 2018 7:08 min
Circle II, 2011 1:07 min
Special thanks to Valentine Umansky, Carly Whitefield, Beatriz Garcia-Velasco and Taiwan Ministry of Culture, London, UK