Could it be that I look through your eyes, and get into your mind?
Through your smile, I see sunshine.
Could it be that under the same sky,
I work day and night, for you to live my life."
In science, by far the closest distance we know in the world is the distance between quarks. In poem “The Furthest Distance in the World”, Ranbindranath Tagore says the closest distance in the world is not that a person physically standing in front of the other, but for the two hearts understanding and loving each other.
In the art world, artists bring out the theme in different ways. In her performance work “The Artist Is Present”, Marina Abramovic explores the closest distance between herself and the strangers physically and emotionally; Leonardo da Vinci’s painting surpasses time so that the subject in the painting and the viewers can connect; Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica reproduces a corner of favela in a museum outside of his hometown Brazil so that viewers who had never seen a favela can get a chance to access the place unknown to them.
Genuine art work that speaks for the artist creates the closest distance. Such art works surpass time, space and invisible borders.
As a contemporary artist, how would you create The Closest Distance?
The mediums which applicants submit for the 2021 GUYU Art Show can include but is not limit to installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, print, video, performance, and sound, etc. Living in the shadow of COVID-19, let us explore what is the closest distance in the form of art!
2021 GUYU Art Show List of exhibiting artists
Chris Wang、陈櫑 、陈李平、程霄澜、蔡倚希、Daiv、杜燕侬、23陳廿三、范沛其、符倩蝶、郭林吉、桂言、何蔼芠、何琛瑶、黄朵朵、黄尔雅、黄嘉民、黄少杰、黄应心、金畅、姬雨甜、姜永彦、蒋志雄、康欣茹、Lau King (劉潔瑩)、刘丹洋、林欢欣、罗浩宇、蓝锦田、李可歆、廖明睿、吕铭杨、李晟、李宛怡、林辛果、卢欣蕾、梁逸飞、林禹含、罗志雅、孟德宇、闵之舜、聂威、邱锡鹏、沈久茗、王冠斌、吴昊、王昊楠、王剑峰、王烨、王寅徽、万昱麟、吴卓、王梓萌、王梓萱、小白白白（李绎辞）、夏熠珺、叶果、杨茜羽、杨雨萌、颜雅雯、张睿涵、左舒木、张文静、周旭、张新程、张馨悦、朱湘怡、周育楠、曾子桐