Anish Kapoor

To Reflect an Intimate Part of the Red

Kapoor's work often appears in a concise manner. Features simple, vibrant colours. Especially red, red has a special feeling for him, Kapoor said: "Red has a certain recessive and active, which fascinated me, I always wanted to use red to create works. Kapoor's red symbolizes blood and body In the face of life and social violence. The impact of her work on me is her use of colour.


In my work, I use different colours to express the meaning of objects. Black represents the stress on people from the outside world. This stress Depressing and anxious. Red represents the human heart, blood, and flesh.


Model room contains 450 prototypes of Eliasson's work

This is a showcase that brings together the artist's 450 installation models and research results that also show his collaboration with the late Icelandic mathematician and architect Einar Thorsteinn, who inspired Eliasson's work on geometric shapes and crystal structures. 

When I'm really in these installations, I find that artists often use these simple geometric shapes to express the artist's artistic ideas more directly. I think geometry is an art symbol, and different geometric shapes usually have different symbol meanings. Therefore, in my conception, I want to use geometric shapes to express my artistic ideas more simply and effectively.

Chiharu Shiota

Counting Memories

Black lines are woven together to form multiple planes, and then gradually extend to form an infinite space. Layer after layer will form a dark black device. These intertwined lines mimic the complex human brain system, and neurons in the brain are trying to answer questions about a sense of belonging.


This has greatly affected my work. In terms of selecting materials, I decided to use a black chicken wire mesh with a different hardness than the wire to express the complex chaotic state of the human brain after being subjected to stress. This material is harder and closer to that state of rigid, stressed thought.


Kusama Yayoi

Dots Obsession

Endless dots and stripes confuse the existence of real space, with only a sense of dizziness and confusion not knowing where they are. Repeating points is a cure for Yayoi Kusama, rather than being used as a way to communicate with the world.

This way of changing the inherent sense of form made me seek and create continuity between things. In my artworks, from a local point of view, I used the black chicken wire mesh I created to create an infinitely expanding space.


Mona Hatoum


The cells consist of eight cage-shaped structures of varying heights, which are welded together by reinforcing bars in a minimal grid. Behind the dark bars, each structure contains one or two amorphous dark red glass shapes. Like undefined creatures, they rest on a rigid steel grid as if they were trying to squeeze their exit. They stayed in their cells. The once spherical glass shape has now become fragile prisoners, in a solid, cooled state. Despite the solid material, this metal structure is still used in the building to provide stability for the cast concrete columns, while the upright structure of Cellules is unstable. They are slightly tilted, giving the impression that more touch or shaking may cause them to fall. This unstable tilt also puts glass objects at risk because if these structures collapse, they can also be damaged. Enhanced dark contrast. At the level of relevance, the unit creates dialectics: steel cages and trapped glass shapes inevitably evoke captivity and a desire for freedom, contrasting the sense of vulnerability with the indestructible hardness.

This contrastive expression technique has greatly influenced me, so I think that the external stress and the tolerance of the human spirit can also be a contrast. I used solid chicken wire to weave a stable and sharp triangular prism to symbolize external stress. Symbolize the human heart and body with red, aerated and soft balloons.


Greek Mythological Figure: Atlas

In Greek mythology, Atlas is a Titan and shoulders the burden of heaven. The most famous myth involving Atlas is his role in the Twelve Workers of Hercules. Hercules was ordered by King Eugenes to steal golden apples from the legendary garden of Hesperides. These gardens are the sacred relics of Hera and are guarded by the deadly Hydra dragon Ladon. At the suggestion of PROMETHEUS, Hercules asked Atlas to retrieve the apple for him, and Hercules, with the help of Athena, handed the burden on Atlas to him, allowing him to steal from his duties and steal Get a respite from Apple's freedom. After returning to Apple, Atlas was unwilling to continue to take responsibility and tried to weigh the weight of heaven on HERCULES. Hercules disguised as a Titan to the swap position, the purpose of which was to get a cushion on the shoulders to help bear weight. After the switch was complete, Atlas was carrying heaven again, Hercules picked up the golden apple and ran back to Mycenae.

In some versions of the story, Hercules rebuilt the Pillars of Hercules to keep the sky off the ground, thereby freeing Atlas from the burden. Burdens often cause stress, and stress is often the beginning of anxiety. Some stresses are not caused by yourself, but are caused by others, and it is often these stresses that are the last level of overwhelming human spirit.

Sigmund Freud

Psychoanalysis is the earliest theory of anxiety. According to Freud, anxiety is a warning, and when he feels threatened, his self improves. He called this anxiety theory the "anxiety signal theory." He believes that anxiety can lead to inappropriate use of defence mechanisms by individuals, leading to mental illness. According to Freud, the development of anxiety is divided into two phases: one is the original anxiety phase, and the other is the subsequent anxiety phase. Primitive anxiety is primarily a birth trauma, and it is the basis for subsequent anxiety. Freud divides anxiety into three categories: objective anxiety, neurological anxiety, and moral anxiety. Objective anxiety refers to the fear that arises when a person encounters actual danger in the real world. Neurotic anxiety can occur when you worry about being punished for expressing an instinctual desire. Moral anxiety arises when engaging in or thinking of behaviours contrary to conscience.

According to Freud, a person's state of anxiety is usually a mixture of two or three types of anxiety. Anxiety is also often the premise of generating stress. Then objective anxiety is often the most important part of these three types of anxiety. What my works want to express is this objective anxiety. This anxiety is caused by external factors. So in my work Stress 1, I used two subjects to represent stress and the human heart to emphasize that stress is caused by objective things.


Godfrey Reggio


The film is divided into four parts, which progressively talk about human civilization: the natural age, Pre-modernity, Modernity and Post-modernity. The dividing line between the third and fourth sections is the most obvious: the camera suddenly goes from fast to slow. In this part, humans begin to accept their own power and use it to begin mass production and consumption. The camera rhythm and music rhythm gradually increased from normal at the beginning to the end. At a slightly faster pace, the atmosphere I personally felt was optimism and hope: people enjoy the fruits of their ability. However, as the rhythm of sound and painting becomes faster and faster, the activities of the characters on the screen become faster and faster. The optimism and hope just now turned into a kind of absurdity and ridicule. The repetition of taunting life was just as aimlessly busy as clockwork. This ridiculousness also almost imprinted the subsequent loss on the screen.


The fourth part is obviously the loss that was previously foreshadowed. The ridiculous fast-paced rhythm of sound and pictures suddenly loosened, the rhythm of sound and pictures slowed down, and the camera began to focus on people's confused and overwhelmed expressions, just as post-modern people began to doubt their own society and Times, uncertain anxiety about the future. And finally, the rocket exploded and fell off, which also directly compared the failure of reality and the destruction of hope.

This caused me to think. Today's fast-paced society brings us hope, but it's not just hope. Anxiety and stress have always been part of life. At the same time, failures and hopes brought about by stress and anxiety happen from time to time in life. I want to use my work to record the process of this rhythm change, to alert people to the correct treatment of anxiety and stress.