ArtworksIMMORTAL BELOVED (2013)

The great composer Ludwig van Beethoven wrote a love letter to a mysterious person whom he called his Immortal Beloved. Due to this letter, the mysterious person was found and immortalized but forever attached as a mere footnote to Beethoven?s life and genius.

This series is my search for Immortal Beloved. It is my search for footnotes in history. It is my search for forgotten (or nearly forgotten) people who were trapped in extraordinary events or mundane events or events that some wish to bury forever. And through them, I search for myself, my people, my buried history.

I search for them in stamps and things connected with stamps. I search for them in private correspondences and clerical paperwork. In letters, envelopes, postmarks, forms, certificates & receipts.

Stamps are proof of services paid.
Stamps are proof.
Stamps are evidence.

Chang Yoong Chia
22 January 2013

(download catalogue here)
Chang Yoong Chia - Father, Mother & Child
FATHER, MOTHER & CHILD
2012
Chang Yoong Chia - Ruined Empire
RUINED EMPIRE
2012
Chang Yoong Chia - The Missing Letter (to Dr. Solta)
THE MISSING LETTER (TO DR. SOLTA)
2012
Chang Yoong Chia - The Piped Piper of Hamelin (10 Hidden Hitlers)
THE PIPED PIPER OF HAMELIN (10 HIDDEN HITLERS)
2012
Chang Yoong Chia - Don't Spread Rumours
DON'T SPREAD RUMOURS
2012
Chang Yoong Chia - Don't Spread Rumours: Study I & II
DON'T SPREAD RUMOURS: STUDY I & II
2012
Chang Yoong Chia - Diamonds Are Forever
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - ...To End All Wars
...TO END ALL WARS
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - My Dear Motherland
MY DEAR MOTHERLAND
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - My Dear Motherland: New Village
MY DEAR MOTHERLAND: NEW VILLAGE
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - The Chakra
THE CHAKRA
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - Immortal Beloved
IMMORTAL BELOVED
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - Great Men Reflected: Churchill
GREAT MEN REFLECTED: CHURCHILL
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - Great Men Reflected: Gandhi
GREAT MEN REFLECTED: GANDHI
2013
Chang Yoong Chia - Shadow of Great Men
SHADOW OF GREAT MEN
2013