Art Students’ Identity Awareness under the Paradigm of Increased Art Commercialization
- Speakers: Xuewu Zheng, Emilie Houssart, Nestor Madalengoitia
- Date: February 25th 2017
- Time: 3:00pm-5:00 pm
- Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th St. New York
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- Hosted by: No Boundaries International Art Exhibition Committee & Columbia University Future China Initiative
In this day and age, the internationalization and diversification of contemporary art is increasingly influencing an artist's creativity. Given these growing influences, questions like how do artists stay true to their artistic identities and create art with authenticity in such an unpredictable commercialized art environment have become growing concerns. All the more, how do artists sustain enough self-awareness to avoid becoming blinded and damaged by fame and fortune?
Talks of “Diversity” have become a growing trend and topic of interest around the world, and has also manifested itself in the artworks of many contemporary artists. In this lecture series, three artists Xuewu Zheng, Emilie Houssart, and Nestor Madalengoitia from China, Holland, and Peru respectively, will reflect on the experience of creating artwork that is representative of their respective cultural backgrounds in an American context, and how choosing to create art that embodies diversity can yield in a more expansive, reflective and comprehensive art consciousness.