The Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, partnering with the USC Pacific Asia Museum, presents “Divine Immersion: The Experiential Art of Nick Dong” from now until October 3, 2021, featuring six works by Taiwanese artist Nick Dong: Spacetime, Divine Moments, Heaven, Mendsmith Project, Im-mersion and Becoming Horizon. This exhibition has been selected as the most healing contemporary art dialogue in the post-pandemic era by the USC Pacific Asia Museum. All are welcome to visit and experience it. For more information, please visit https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/exhibitions/current/
Nick Dong’s creations span the fields of art, spirituality, science, and group healing. With meditation combined with the transformation of art forms, he takes the audience through a healing journey of his designs in a sequential manner. From the beginning, the fantasy mechanics of the installation leads the audience to ascend to the heavenly realm and release their pain. Immediately afterward, the audience feels the fall to the human world, repairing the tangible and intangible cracks through metalwork. Then, the audience enters into an immersion in a sound installation that purifies the mind. At the end, when arriving at the shining and quiet waters, the audience regains the energy of life and faces the future with courage.
In order to promote the exhibition, a series of activities will be held during the exhibition period, such as artist talks, experiential workshops, meditation, music performances, my master creations, second free Sunday, etc. For registration information, please visit https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/calendar/
Nick Dong graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Division of Creative Arts in the Tunghai University of Taiwan and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Metalworking and Jewelry Design from the University of Oregon. He currently lives in Oakland, California. He is a conceptual artist and engineer who combines metalworking, modern technology, and multimedia installations. His artworks use science and precision components, as well as sound, light, shadow, etc., to present supernatural visual effects and interactivity, providing audiences with a special immersive art experience. The power of art can only be fully appreciated by stepping into his meticulously created space.
Established in 1971, the USC Pacific Asia Museum is one of the few major museums in the United States with a mission to collect art objects from the Asian and Pacific regions. The museum hosts exhibitions, community, and educational programs throughout the year. In 2013, the museum was integrated into the USC system, strengthening its academic research and educational functions in art and culture, and expanding its influence in Southern California.