The Art Connection series is primarily focused on developing fresh perspectives, opening up our mind towards each other’s lives and experiences. Expressing ourselves through art has been done for thousands of years, it is a medium free of personal judgement. Conveying our opinion through the discussion of politics, sports, or directly, entail a hostile environment of a certain degree. Luckily, art is different than any other medium. Art is a free and open space, there’s an understanding amongst us that we interpret art differently and we accept that. This creates a space where we can reflect on our own experiences and listen to others, without prior judgment.
Try connecting yourself with a piece of art, drop your guard and analyze how it makes you feel. With the absence of sound, movement, and other distractions, you will find yourself unlocking a part of your mind that is usually unreachable.
There is no judgment, there is only truth and experience.
Each week, three to five people will be given a piece of art to connect with and will share their findings. No one is connected, no one knows the artist or their history, everyone is left in the dark. Fewer distractions, the rawer of an answer
- The artwork
- Q&A with the artist
- My perspective
- User’s perspectives
Art is one of the rare mediums where arguing is not the first trigger we pull, when we face disagreement. Instead, it allows us to have an open discussion, which is a beautiful and enlightening experience. An experience that you should be grateful for. If you listen closely, it’s much deeper than you believe. How we see art is dependent on our own experience, mood, and personality. So their opinion, is actually a doorway into their life.
Here is a simple, yet effective, way to test this.
Ask a friend, if you’re brave ask a stranger, how they interpret the Mona Lisa. Is she smiling, smirking, grinning, etc. Usually, their answer will represent their current mood. Happy people tend to say she is smiling, unhappy tend to say she is frowning.
Art is, and will always be, a platform that allows you to express yourself. If it’s from behind the brush or by viewing the finished work on display. This series is meant to explore the lives of people around the world, by using the most honest and raw form of expression.