MFA Fine Art Show
Once again being in curating team definitely is my learning opportunity. As we all know, MFA Fine Art Show space are transformed forged white cubes out of our school spaces including our art studio and lecture theater. Therefore, besides the curation, we have learnt lots of skills to set up the space as well such as building the wall and vanishing the floor. In the meetings before the show, we temporarily put people together by their needs and proposals. Mainly, we tried to group people based on their contexts and mediums throw our imaginations and creativities. One of the important parts that I noticed is categorising them by avoiding the similarity between individuals.
The cuting mistake of woodshop caused the lack of woods. The only way was changing the plan. The outcome of the wooden part of my pieces can obviously tell the mistakes. Accidents become part of my piece. I have learned how to keep calm and found a solution. However, it ended up i think the mistakes have made the result better than my original plan.
Learning thought accident and keep it as a part of result
Index - The Crypt Gallery
Awareness of the responding site
Site and title responsive became a task towards artists basing on the curation team. That made me went to the crypt gallery certain time and also the St pancreas church upstairs also. With no doubt, the crypt gallery is a very damp space and a holy place. This one even contains its own history. According to my constant curiosity of doubt, I tried to think about the dampness towards Christianity. Holy water is one of the relations that inspired me to make the piece Cyclic Holy.
Role of being cruator
When Edwina told us to choose one of the jobs that you are not familiar with, I chose the curating team. Cause I always thinks curator is one of the most important role of exhibition. It is about sense of space, interpretation of art piece, organization, time management, etc. Many kind of aspect inside that jobs and I think that is a good opportunity to learn more about it. That is why I raised my hand.
I have done some researches about curation before I did this job. The word “curator” came from Latin “curare” meaning “take care”. The main responsibility of curator is the one who takes care artists and their works. Helping them delivering their massages or ways of seeing to the audiences. In spite of I have such a long time away London during the whole summer, so I just can participial to the discussion part of the curating team. However, this is still a good experience working with people, observing the surrounding events and helping the setup processing of works. I have learnt a lot during the whole process such as time management of digest and organize each idea of the artists and try to response to the site, the contextualization of linking the whole exhibition with coherent idea, also well communication with artists with respect and try to solve out the best solution of presenting the works.
Shift was a very successful exhibition with a inteseting idea which artists have to shift their works everyday within a same gallery space. The document of the works showed the piece of mine Sisyphean Eternity- Mass Production of Ben and Whatever had been moved several times during the exhibition.
Application and Opportunity
Wilding the Edge is contrastingly clam in David Toop's team. I had noticed that David is a sound artist before the event because of his lecture. I am interested to what he said about sound experience and the attitude of what he is. Also, I constantly want to export this element in my work. Therefore, I thought this was a good opportunity to meet and communicate to a practical sound artist and might get inspiration though the process. During the walking tour, we were very concentrate and tried to stop in different area when we noticed noise. We listened and then discussed about the experience and feeling which were different from normal or some sound we usually passed over. We tried to note and point out which sound do we like or not.
After that David and I have a great discussion. We talk about people over get use to some sound in urban city such as bird and children. And the dependency of vision affected imagination and creativity. The most important point is the definition of sound is an object or not. I think there is a blurriness of this argument is a better way to think diversely. And that made me creating a new piece called Just a Sound of Blow.
Wilding the Edge - David Toop
New Art Wave Expo 2015
It is a competition open calling for 2015 New Art Wave International Artist Award. It required artists to submit their art piece. Professional adjudicators and renowned experts will base on average scores and select the top hundred finalists. They would be provided a free exhibition space to exhibit their submitted works. The exhibition would be held at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau.
Sisyphean Eternity- Mass Production of Ben and Whatever! is the original piece that I want to bring. However, the first version of the Whatever! is too big to delivery. That made me thinking to make the other version of it which can bring it with the suitcase and travel with you. Therefore, Sisyphean Eternity- Whatever! (Travel Pack) has been created.
Application and Opportunity
Park 15 Project
Park is the project hosting by Cannizaro Park since the 1970s. The requirement of submissional call for Park15 is a proposal that can conceptually and physically response to the site. The Moment Between Good and Evil is one of the work had been chosen to be participial in the show. And also, it is the only one could be display permanently at the site.
Application and Opportunity