NOW ON VIEW
Loggia, Second Floor (Map)
In the elegant Loggia, echoes of our building’s history linger in limestone walls, stately pillars and the ornate ceiling. Now, a cutting-edge art installation transforms one corner of the space: Porcelain letters and fragments of Chinese characters, suspended in midair, mingle in a silent symphony of symbols, open to interpretation and a new reading.
Each of the installation’s 1,600 pieces was handmade by Liu and a team of 20 ceramic artists over five months in Jingdezhen, China’s renowned center for porcelain production. Weighing in at over a ton, Collected Letters is supported by a special steel grid rigged to the Loggia’s ceiling — an engineering triumph that blends this modern wonder into its historic surroundings.
“I’m not interested in creating a straightforward, clear-cut piece,” the artist says. “This work is better if people take the time to think about it. I’m just leaving the building blocks, it is for them to construct their own meaning.”
Come see the installation for yourself and share your wonder on social media with #CollectedLetters.