The Beauty of Imperfection:
Ikebana Performance

Friday, July 8, 2022, 18:15–18:30 CEST

An Ikebana performance by the artist Yuli Liang will take place after the EGOS General Assembly. Ikebana is a meditative Zen art of flower arrangements, which underlines the beauty of imperfection. It is the appreciation of the impermanent and incomplete, it renders acceptance and compassion, while it leaves space for contemplation, imagination and creativity.
Yuli Liang (born 1977) is an Ikebana artist and aesthetics researcher. Following her studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, she worked as talent management consultant between 2011–2020 in Shanghai, China. While pursuing a professional career, Yuli enriched her creativity through art. A visit to Ryoanji Temple Rock Garden in Kyoto eight years ago embarked her a passionate journey to practise Ikebana, a meditative Zen art also known as “lower path”. Yuli is accredited with Professor Diploma of Ikebana, by Sogetsu Foundations, Tokyo.
In 2021, Yuli came to Germany to do research at the Graduate School of Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change (GSBC) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Her current research project explores the aesthetics and power of corporate architecture.