After the visit to
During the visit, we made our way to BizArt, H-Space, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghart Gallery. In Art Hub, a lecture was given to introduce an interesting supermarket which sold only products of arts, for examples, T-shirts with special images on them, a camera which can make the photos look like as they are separated into several parts… after the supermarket was declared to open, people swarmed into it .Although the prices were not low, crowds of people were willing to buy the goods as if they were free of charge. Also in the short video, people are interviewed by asking some questions such as “Why do you choose to buy the products of arts”. That also made me rethink on the function of arts. I think that most people buy a lot art goods because they are curious about this new kind of products which they have never seen before. Art does not belong to a group of people, in fact, everyone has the right to enjoy or even create arts. Innovative and creative thoughts are necessary to arts, and even abstract arts can be put into our daily life, creating a sense of freshness and happiness. I believe that if I happen to discover an art supermarket like the one in the video, I will be willing to choose some products of course.
Actually I was most impressed by the works of WeiGuangqing. In his works “100 Surnames”, “Art of War” and “the Zhu’s Family Rules”, he combined the traditional Chinese literature and ancient books with the form of modern art. Take Zhu’s Family Rules as an example, it was created in Song Dynasty, once playing an important role in instructing the younger generations, even now, more or less, it still has an impact on the way of educating children in
I was also impressed by other works such as the Mural of Yuan Dynasty ( it made me feel as if I were stepping into a temple), the traditional Chinese painting of landscape on one’s back, the images of bubbles in ShuYong’s works, and the ridiculous camel head…… anyway, M50 really worths a further exploration.