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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2010

Month Degree Awarded

May

Abstract

For You, Of Course is a thesis paper and it functions as a thesis paper for you and for me. Therefore, for whatever reason you are reading this, I am here asking you to please keep a few things in mind when you are destined to continue reading this thesis. First, this is a thesis paper that I created for you with the intention of making this written form as a vehicle to communicate with you, because I need you to make “art.” Second, I have to write this thesis to fulfill the requirement for my MFA – Studio Art degree. Third, I am selecting my sources to support my point of view. (In this way, it makes me sound more legitimate). Therefore, my point of view is a personal point of view, and it is a fair subject to be questioned and challenged. Fourth, there is not much to learn but to know, so please try to experience this paper rather than reading it. Fifth, information and knowledge are elements/material for my practice. Sixth, the truth is I do not know what art or an artist is or is not, and I can only understand it the way I understand it. Seventh, the main body of this thesis is nine projects that examine the fact of one individual, myself, making “art” in art academia. I question and also challenge the definition of the art, the role of the artist, and the relationship between the art, artist, gallery / space / location, time, institutions and viewer in an academic environment. Eighth, art is like a carefully designed experiment, but I am not a scientist. Ninth, what I am doing in this thesis is constructing “experiments” to collect “data” and observations, making them into a clearer picture that we then translate into my work to communicate my findings. After “art” is done, it soon becomes data, and it is here for you to use. Ten, I am not a scientist; I am a self-clamed artist who loves to do “nothing.” Finally, you should contact me rather than reading this. We can talk, and maybe make some or no “art” together! My email is yunzuolin@hotmail.com , Email me!

First Advisor

Young Min Moon

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