Light Sculpture Installation

Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum

THE MIRROR CONNECTION  |  Beijing, China  2013

The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing is one of China’s most prestigious and renowned art academies. It was the first national school of fine arts in Chinese history and the beginning of Chinese modern education of fine arts.

Designed by Japanese architect – Arata Isozaki, the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum was established in September 2008.

Courtesy of the artist and CAFA Museum, photo by Grimanesa Amorós Studio

Media: mixed media, LEDs, diffusive reflective material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
Dimensions: 90 feet x 40 feet x 70 feet

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

When I entered the Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, designed by architect Arata Isozaki, I was absorbed into the luminosity, expansion, and purity of the lines Isozaki created in the lobby. It made me think museums in general are not just for exhibitions, but places where artists can produce new ideas and challenges to share with our viewers. I took this opportunity to bring together different facets of my creative process, including my inclination towards asymmetrical balance and my search for movement and infinite lightness, replicating what I felt in the lobby of the CAFA Museum. My interests come together in The Mirror Connection, a piece where we make connections with ourselves, the space, and the artwork.