Lecture: My Method at Yenching Academy of Peking University
Speaker: Xu Bing (徐冰)
Host: Lu Yang (陆扬)
Theme: My Method: An Artist's Response to Contemporary Dilemmas
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Date: December 18 (Wednesday), 2019
Venue: Room B101, Second Gymnasium, Yenching Academy, Peking University
Wherever you live, you face local problems. Where there are problems, there is art. Our plights and our problems are actually the very source and inspiration of artistic creation. The saying, "Art originates from life, and is higher than life" touches upon the very essence of problems. As an artist, my method comes from the social scene. The knowledge and history of the artistic system lies therein, with hardly any change, whereas a social scene outside of this system is constantly changing, and will always bring a steady stream of inspiration.