Dad Asked Me to Learn Xi’s Speech at the Symposium on the Arts to Become a Good Artist | 2017

A Performance Piece

A scanned edited copy of the original content of speech:

An excerpt from the performance

The idea of this performance piece originates from a conversation between my dad and me before I went abroad for studying art, in which he recommended me to find the copy of Xi's speech at the Symposium on the Arts to read and to learn it thoroughly.

At that time, I showed against attitude to both his proposal and this political speech as if it would “pollute” my notions on art. 

Something changed after I started my abroad studying. I've been trying to figure out the complicated relationship between my nationality and myself, dealing with the anxiety led by the displacement.

All these thoughts gave results to this performance piece, which was conducted on the 2017 Fall open studio of SVA MFA Photo. The speech was edited, translated it into English and reproduced under the context of open studio.