MAO Yuqiu

Lauréat 2021

Installation, sculpture, dessin, collage

→ MAO Yuqiu, nom d’artiste : MAO

MAO est une artiste de création in situ. Son univers artistique est satirique et plein de gaieté. Elle a l’art de traiter de sujets complexes avec une pointe d’humour. Attardons-nous sur les objets qui composent les installations de MAO. Ces derniers, entièrement conçus par l’artiste, font d’un aspect pointilleux dans son travail. Ce sont de beaux objets, des objets intrigants, mais délicats.

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Art 54 : Who is the artist / who are the artists that inspire you?
MAO : lI like Philip Hammett’s comics and Jimmy Corrigan’s books, and I love the combination of Nevin Aladag’s installations and performance; she inspires me a lot.

Art 54 : What art venues or events are you excited about?
MAO : Nevin Aladag showed an installation in which women in high heels were invited to dance on a piece of metal in a square. As they danced, the piece of metal continued to deform and make loud noises, each indentation representing their movements, either deep or shallow, sharp or soft. I have not  visited the exhibition, but I feel the power and beauty of the forms in the written descriptions and images of the work, trapping me in the sound space of the box which created by these women.

Art 54 : 2 of your favorite songs/music?
MAO : Gerard Darmon – And The Winner Is et Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Art 54 : Hassan Hajjaj or Mary SIBANDE ?
MAO : Mary Sibande, I love her dramatic costumes and her interpretation. When I saw her, I felt that I saw many people telling, words without sound to transport.