Ikebana and Tea Ceremony at Present

刹那——花影茶香

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Time | 时间: 2019.10.5(周六) 3-6 pm

Location | 地点: Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11221

Flower Artist | 花艺师: Ye zi 叶子

Tea Practitioner | 茶人: Daisy (Lanzhi) Dai 代兰芝

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Maximum number of participants | 人数限额:12

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New York - Fou Gallery is delighted to invite you to our Ikebana and Tea Ceremony on October 5th, responding to the ongoing exhibition Michael Eade: past is present is future. As a participant, you will enjoy the Ikebana performance led by Ye zi and tea ceremony by Daisy (Lanzhi) Dai, contemplate between Eade’s splendid tempera paintings and porcelain sculptures, and experience an ideal realm of nature in reflection.

Installation view of  Micheal Eade: past is present is future , photo credit to Nadia Peichao Lin, © Micheal Eade, courtesy Fou Gallery.

Installation view of Micheal Eade: past is present is future, photo credit to Nadia Peichao Lin, © Micheal Eade, courtesy Fou Gallery.

Flower artist Ye zi will implement Ikebana flower arrangement on Eade’s “Nurse Log” porcelain sculpture as a flower container. Ikebana respects the natural characteristics of plants, intending to create serene forms with profound connotations. The floristic materials used in the arrangement are pure and simple, and the different states of flowers, leaves, and branches represent the past, present, and future of life. Ye zi will construct a lush and vigorous natural microworld with plants on “Nurse Log”, epitomizing the eternity of the universe by presenting the natural cycle of life in organic forms. 

“Tea is the essence of vegetation.” Tea practitioner Daisy (Lanzhi) Dai will present a contemporary Chinese tea ceremony and share three kinds of tea - Premium White Tea from Fuding, Jinjunmei Tea from Tongmuguan, and Red Oolong from Taiwan / Rock Tea from Wuyishan. Participants will follow Dai to perform the rituals of brewing, observing, smelling and sipping the tea, and appreciate the beauty of the aromatic atmosphere constituted by tea leaves, the water, the heat, the tea set, and everyone’s manners and emotions. Together, we will experience the four principles of tea -  “和、敬、清、寂 He, Jing, Qing, Ji”: Harmony of Nature, Modesty from Virtues, Silence in Calmness, and Serenity with Constancy.

Flower 花 🌺

Manzanita (石兰灌木枝)

Coralwood (珊瑚木)

Moth orchids (蝴蝶兰)

Tea 茶🍵

Premium White Tea from Fuding (福建福鼎白茶之白豪银针)

Jinjunmei Tea from Tongmuguan (桐木关金骏眉)

Incense 香🎎

Sakura (Cherry Blossom) from KyuKyodo, Kyoto (京都鸠居堂樱花线香)


纽约 - 否画廊盛情邀请您参加10月5日周六的花道与茶道集会《刹那——花影茶香》。活动参加者将跟随花艺师叶子与茶人代兰芝先后进行传统花道与茶道体验。同时也将置身于迈克尔·伊德的展览《刹那》,在华丽精致的蛋彩画和陶瓷雕塑间进行欣赏和冥想,体会理想之自然境界。

花艺设计师叶子将以迈克尔·伊德的“哺木”系列陶瓷雕塑作为花器,现场进行日式插花(Ikebana)创作。日式花道尊重植物的本性和姿态,意在创造宽宏的意境与深邃的内涵,花材用量少、姿态简洁,以花与枝叶的盛开、待放、含苞代表过去、现在、将来。叶子将在“哺木”上以花与枝叶搭建起一个茂盛美丽的微观世界,其自然循环的生态美姿代表宇宙永恒的缩影。

“茶为草木珍”,茶人兰芝将以当代茶道的方式分享三种源自中国的茶。参加者将跟随兰芝进行沏茶、赏茶、闻茶、饮茶的礼仪,共同鉴赏茶叶、茶水、火候、茶具、环境同饮者的修养、情绪形成的意境之美,以体味“和敬清寂”之精神:物我合一之和谐、虚怀若谷之谦敬、心无杂念之清静、无始无终之宁寂。

 
FLOWER ARTIST: Ye zi 花艺师:叶子

FLOWER ARTIST: Ye zi 花艺师:叶子

Ye zi has been studying Ikebana, traditional Japanese flower arrangement, since 2017. She is a student of Paula Tam, the former president of Ikebana International New York Chapter (2013-2015). Fascinated by the emphasis on shape, line, and form of the plants in Ikebana, Ye zi aims to embrace those principles of Ikebana and input her own aesthetic conception into the arrangements she creates.

毕业于纽约大学表演艺术管理专业,2017年开始系统学习传统日式插花(Ikebana),师从前国际日本插花会(Ikebana International)纽约分会会长宝拉·谭(Paula Tam)。在她眼中,植物如舞者般拥有变化着的姿态。她将日式插花对于观察植物的形态、线条、表情的理念充分融入自己的创作中,并呈现出独具个人特色的花艺作品。

TEA PRACTITIONER: Daisy (Lanzhi) Dai 茶人: 代兰芝

TEA PRACTITIONER: Daisy (Lanzhi) Dai 茶人: 代兰芝

Dai is the vice president of Beijing Minghe Shuyuan Archaeology and Art Club. Dai has studied tea ceremony for many years and committed herself to promoting cultural communication between the U.S. and China and building a bridge between traditional and contemporary art. Beijing Minghe Shuyuan Archaeology and Art Club is a public archaeological platform academically supported by the School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University. It is dedicated to both archaeological research and art collection of the splendid material and cultural heritage of ancient China.

鸣鹤书苑公众考古与艺术俱乐部副主席,研习茶道多年,致力于促进中西方文化交流,建立传统与当代艺术的桥梁。鸣鹤书苑是以北京大学考古文博学院为学术支持,致力于发掘中国古代灿烂的物质文化遗产,考古研学与艺术收藏相结合的的一个公众考古平台。