n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pr-)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
3. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
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Monday, 11 July 2016
Interview with Jennifer Wen Ma
Interview: Jennifer Wen Ma
A Beautiful Disorder Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex 3 July – 6 November 2016
Jennifer Wen Ma (b1973, Beijing)
works across a variety of media, including installation, video, drawing,
performance, public art and fashion design. Chosen from more than 500
applicants, she was one of the seven members of the core creative team for the
opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, as well as the
chief designer for visual and special effects. Last year, her opera Paradise Interrupted,with composer
Huang Ruo, premiered at the Spoleto Festival USA following a special
preview at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Many of her works take landscape or
nature as their subject matter and her new site-specific commission, Molar, for
the group exhibition of 16 Chinese sculptors, A Beautiful Disorder, at the Cass
Sculpture Foundation, offers a place of reflection in a disintegrating utopia,
where beauty and destruction cohabit, and inspiration can be drawn from the
diseased as well as the prosperous.
Wen Ma talks to Studio
International about her new work and her wider practice, now split between
Beijing and New York.