After designing displays for international outposts of Hermès, Nike, and Loewe, Taiwanese artist Cheng Tsung Feng (b.1987) first American commission, Fish Trap VI, is coming to LongHouse Reserve; the 16-acre sculpture garden and nature reserve in East Hampton.
The human-scale bamboo pavilion synthesizes the essence of Feng‘s local fishing community. The piece was built in Taipei, deconstructed, shipped, and will be reconstructed at LongHouse from July 13-14, 2022, where visitors are welcome to come and witness the process. Inspired by a trip to the East End last fall, Feng’s sculptural pavilion is partly fabricated with LongHouse-grown bamboo. The artist studied traditional bamboo techniques, including learning to make traditional fish traps with the Thao tribe at Sun Moon Lake, before engaging them for his own designs.
When LongHouse Founder Jack Lenor Larsen passed away in 2020, he left instructions that LongHouse continue as a convening space for global conversation in art and craft. On the morning of July 13, 2022, at 10:00am-12:00pm, Feng will lead a bamboo workshop inviting the local arts community to build miniature fish traps weaving by hand and encouraging them to add their own personal designs.
Tickets are $35; $25 for members, and available at www.longhouse.org