A Conversation Series
What is it to be a painter in today's world where more choices of new mediums and materials overflow for artists to explore? Meet Chen Xi, artist and professor of Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA), who continuously strives in making new creations within the same medium.
How do we perceive art in public spaces? How do artists perceive their work in public places? Hung Yi (洪易), one of Taiwan's most acclaimed contemporary artists, shares his philosophy of public art installations.
Meet Zaria Forman, a Brooklyn-based artist, who travels to far corners of the globe affected by climate change with a mission. What makes it a meaningful action?
To hug and to embrace, the individuals need to accept each other. There is the physical warmth and touch of bodies. What happens when these elements are absent?
"I was not there to produce any kind of art. I was not seeking for any kind of beauty. I photographed my mother quietly without much conversation. I spoke to her through the act of taking photographs and she spoke to me by being photographed by my camera."
How can art, in both the formal and informal sense, be made constructively therapeutic for the everyday viewer? Large and looming, and inexplicably beautiful, Twombly’s paintings seduce, and are irrevocable examples of the art experience being both emotional and intellectual.
“I know these projects are totally irrational, totally useless,” he added. “The world can live without them, nobody needs them, only me and Jeanne-Claude. She always made the point that they exist because we like to have them, and if others like them, it’s only a bonus.”
"Cheng Yong has always been inspired by the way the blinds understood the world... and breaks the general idea of how we view the world."
"I've been trying to find the meaning in the seemingly meaningless, such as why some people today still create monochrome abstract paintings. I cannot believe that I 've been doing it for this long."
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MiA Collective Art is a collaborative media platform and project space for artists of inspiring minds. We invite ongoing participation of individuals through providing a curated selection of articles, interviews, exhibitions, and specific-themed projects in the fields of the arts. Like the wind that carries the different scents of one million flowers and the bees that fly and gather nectar from various flowers to transform it into honey, it is our mission to create a positive impact on the process of artistic creation. We believe the true contribution art can make to the future of humanity lies in the ability to represent a new meaning of human history in our time. We treasure the ideas, emotions and works of every individual who had lived and continues to live in history. More