Ticket Art Installation by Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu

The Taiwanese artist Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu took thousands of punched admission tickets from the Guggenheim Museum to create this artistic masterpiece. Quite amazing if we might say!

In a statement on the Drawing Centres website, Mia explains about her practise, “As an artist, my creativity is focused on producing interesting and moving visual experiences and to allow my emotions to run free during the creating process.

I like to draw freely, and is particularly mesmerized by the unique textures created by drawing on different papers; therefore, I love to discover different papers from my everyday life to use as my creative medium, and the medium itself also leads to the inspiration for my installation works.  The process also goes on to form the clear emergence of my creative theme.  By contemplating on a break-through way of working with flat and 3-dimensional structures, I have produced a series of drawings that have superseded 2-dimension, and I call them “Installation Drawing”.

The work, “I am Mia Liu”, originates from my experience of working in the Visitor Services of the Guggenheim Museum New York.  Using the tickets of the museum as the medium, I attempt to alter a daily object’s pre-existing meaning.  The work transforms flat drawings into something of multi-perspectives through individual images and visual effects.  I also attempt to use my English signature to replace drawing, and the outcome is not only a drawing, but is also a further step in indicating to the viewers my individual dream.”

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