Friday, March 12, 2010

Budi Pradono: In conversation with Cindy Shin Min Wang

I was so surprised that Cindy Shin Min Wang is Ken Young's mother, one of my Taiwanese friend. I made a visit to her studio in Taipei and tried very hard to select her best work to fit into my architecture. I acted just like an art curator / critics try to understand one by one of her works. I felt that her spontaneous answer to all of my questions were really simple, just like what she did in her paintings. She shifted among multiple identities: immigrant in Vancouver, companion, mother; she is trying to cope with identities issues while being in foreign place, she was confronted a range of challenges in cultural, linguistic, and emotional terms. Her daily life became her inspirations.