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WANG Wen-Chih, Tempest in a Teapot(simulation), 2017, bamboo, tea residue, teapot, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
WANG Wen-Chih, Tempest in a Teapot, 2017, bamboo, tea residue, teapot, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
WANG Wen-Chih, Tempest in a Teapot, 2017, bamboo, tea residue, teapot, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
WANG Wen-Chih, Tempest in a Teapot, 2017, bamboo, tea residue, teapot, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.









WANG Wen-Chih

In Orientation hall, a structure is made with numerous hand-woven bamboo objects.

Containing a lot of used tea leaves, Tempest in a Teapot is an installation with a suspended teapot full of the aroma of tea. Under the pot, tea leaves surrounded by several concentric circles of bamboo boards are set to inspire its viewers for wild imaginations. An invite to a tea party is expected to be a friendly act, but sometime it leads to serious negotiations and debates. Tempest in a Teapot is a metaphor of a meeting in a locked room. The attended parties invite each other to a tea party, tasting excellent tea – it may seem like a peaceful scene, but from the outside of the room, it seems like a twisting storm. The howling storm is unpredictable, unstable and unforeseeable, but after rounds of negotiations and concessions, the participating parties may eventually find a peaceful solution, stopping all the disputes and conflicts.

In Tempest in a Teapot, similar scenes are repeated over and over. A quiet team room is actually a test for the wisdom of the involved parties to find more positive outcomes!

WANG, Wen-Chih

Born in 1959, Chiayi, Taiwan.
Lives and works in Chiayi, Taiwan.


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