Jun 07, 2012|
How did this project come about?
I wanted to bring together a big group of people I know who are either musicians or artists to do something fun. The exhibition is divided into two categories: as the name suggests, “A Part of Me” is a collection of my art, while “A Part of You” is a collection of music from people I work closely with. The whole thing is centered on the concept of the shared experience, showcasing a big circle of collaboration.
What was the main inspiration for the exhibition?
Back when I was still deciding whether I wanted to study art, I found a unique CD cover at a music store that not only inspired me to become an artist, but also led to the main concept of this exhibition. I compare this event to a CD package—art and music as one. People who come along will receive a CD that combines all the work in one place.
Tell us a bit about your featured work.
It’s called “While you are sleeping with me,” and it was inspired by a song that puts me in a state somewhere between dream and reality. I wanted to create a piece of art that captures this semi-conscious condition. In this work, I imagine myself to be someone who controls whether a person is dreaming or waking up, and I use the bedframe as a canvas.
What’s it been like curating the exhibition?
It’s been very chaotic, since it’s my first time curating. I didn’t know what to expect at first. I just wanted to bring my friends together for a memorable project. It’s my first time working with such a large group of people, but it’s been a very joyous experience to collaborate with everyone.
“A Part of You, A Part of Me” is a long-term project. I see it as a playlist that will keep adding artists. I hope to give others the chance to present their work as a “A Part of Me” then continue to widen the circle of collaboration through the “A Part of You” aspect.