I have no idea what art is, though I believe it can change society.
10 days conversational performance, installation with 3 benches and a vinyl print
173 x 254 cm
During my final year of undergraduate, I had all kinds of doubts about art. It seems that there are countless differences in comprehension between the art and non-art sentiment. What defines the ways to shorten the distance between art and people? When people say “everything could be art”, are they celebrating an attitude? Will the world become better if everyone agrees that art has its value?
With all sorts of questions, I started an ongoing action.
I made friends with 6 strangers who sat along on a bench in public space. I introduced myself as an art student. Then, we talked about art based on following structure and I promised to do something for them as a return:
1. How would he/she measure the usage of one thing?
2. Is art useful for he/she? What is the reason?
3. If I want to do one thing for him/her as long as it is legal, what would that request be?
4. Accept their request and exchange our contact, begin the relationship.
After the mentioned experience, I assured my position as a preacher for the arts. In a 24-day exhibition at a white cube gallery, I constructed a situation for dialogue between myself and audience. Throughout the event, 276 conversations happened in the installation. As a storyteller, I shared my reflection on the experience in Stage 1, so as to engage further discussion and critic on art, society and people.