October post #2

I choose the global issues on art, creativity and the Imagination. The reason that I choose this is because Art is a very important part of my life, and art reflects a nations political social and economic state directly, which is a very interesting way to understand other cultures.

The text I chose is about an Iran woman artist which was exiled from her own country for making art. In this article, this issue is represented through every bit of Shirin Neshat’s story. She is so brave to stand out and make Art about the political state, however, because the topic of her artworks are too sensitive, causing her relationship with the country to become unresolved, she was exiled. Her art was a weapon of hers, and “Art is a reflection of what you gain in life — from the pains in life.” she said. This relates to the message that she is trying to pass on to others with her art. In her art, the subjects, Iranian women, were victims of the changing cultures, being forced to adjust to the culture that they were put in. In her works, women stands up for themselves, “The biggest fighters in Iran today are the women. The most unafraid people in Iran are women. I’ve always tried to say that.” she said. With art, she is trying to express how she wants to be in control of her life, and her attitude is persistent “You can’t.” I’m like, “F-— you. I’m going to do it.”she said.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-10-23/artist-shirin-neshat-muslim-women-as-victims-exile-iran

 

September post #2

21:35

Jiazhen came back to fugue

 

40:00

Fugui and chunsheng escaped from the nationalists, but taken captive by the communists.

 

2:02:20

Scene: when fengxia died because of massive hemorrhage, but the doctors are all taken away, only students were left in the hospital. At the start, they were very confident, promising that everything will go well, however, later the hemorrhage happens, and the students doesn’t know how to deal with it.

 

This scene is related to several themes: power against death, the uncertainty of destiny, and the hardships of living. When fugui and jiazhen saw their grandson, they were in such felicity, however, destiny is too unpredictable. His last child fengxia is going to die because of the massive hemorrhage. One second before, he was on the top of the roller coaster, the next second, he’s at the bottom. Against death, the student couldn’t do anything but panic. At this moment, everyone notices their inability against death. Although fugui’s last hope -fengxia- is gone, he still has to go on. His grandson mantou becomes his new light in the dark. When destiny fails you, it will also give you hope.