Liuli Gongfang Founder Chang Yi Passed at Age of 69|琉璃工房創辦人張毅辭世 享壽69歲


The founder of the famous crystal art glass studio Liuli Gongfang, Chang Yi, passed away on Nov. 1 at the age of 69.


The Liuli Gongfang Facebook page presented black and white photos of founder Chang Yi. Chang suffered from blood transfusion infection after receiving a heart operation and was critically ill. Liuli Gongfang later confirmed that Chang had passed peacefully at the age of 69 with his wife Loretta Yang and daughter Chang Yuan alongside.

I personally feel that as an artist, our creations presented are the most important.

Yang listened closely as Chang was being interviewed.

This footage of the two was from biennial Salon Revelations 5 years ago in France. Chang was well-known as one of the New Wave directors from Taiwan in the 1980s. He had directed films "In Our Time", "Jade Love", "Kui-Mei, a Woman" and "This Love of Mine", of which Yang had starred in the latter three. These films have since then opened new chapters for Taiwan's feminist-fronted films. Their collaborations have won them Best Director and Best Actress during the 22nd Golden Horse Awards. However, Hsiao Sa, who was married at the time to Chang, exposed his affair with Yang and the starlit couple could not handle negative public opinion and decided to exit the film industry.

Chang Yi has always seemed to be the director behind the scenes and I'm the actor in front. Most importantly, however, is that the entire spirit and soul lies within the director.

Once acclaimed director and actress, the couple later decided to shift their focus to crystal art. Yang described how Chang still acted as her director throughout the years. The couple stood side by side each other for over 30 years, and now Chang has left his post as Yang's mentor, leaving Yang to herself in their world of glass creations. It is a huge loss to Taiwan's movie industry and cultural scene.



琉璃工房在臉書貼出創辦人張毅的黑白照片,張毅因為心臟手術後輸血感染、傳出病危,琉璃工房證實,張毅清晨在妻子楊惠姍、女兒張源等家人的陪伴下,安詳辭世,享壽69歲。

琉璃工房已故創辦人 張毅[2015.9巴黎精緻工藝博覽會雙年展]表示:「我自己會認為藝術家,或者藝術的創作,可能是最重要的。」

張毅受訪時,妻子楊惠姍在一旁專注聆聽。

這是五年前,法國舉辦巴黎精緻工藝博覽會雙年展,兩人共同現身的畫面。張毅是1980年代、台灣新電影浪潮的導演之一,曾執導過「光陰的故事」,又陸續找來女星楊惠姍擔任演員,拍攝「玉卿嫂」、「我這樣過了一生」以及「我的愛」,被譽為「女性電影三部曲」、開啟台灣女性電影新的篇章,兩人在22屆金馬獎,分別摘下最佳導演和最佳女主角獎。但當時已經結婚的張毅,被當時的元配、也是作家蕭颯,公開揭露,他和楊惠姍婚外情、兩人不堪輿論壓力,1987年雙雙退出影壇、投入琉璃創作。

現任琉璃工房董事長 楊惠姍[2012.6]表示:「一直以來,好像都是張毅,還是扮演導演的角色,在幕後,我還是演員,在前面。但事實上,整個的精神跟靈魂,應該導演還是最重要的。」

金馬導演、影后放棄電影事業,投身琉璃藝術,但楊惠姍曾表示,張毅對他而言仍像是導演的角色。兩人相互扶持30多年,如今張毅先走一步、放下執導筒,徒留楊惠姍一人在創作舞台,讓電影和文化界不勝唏噓。

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