Annotation 2

First of all, I should apologize for the confusion caused by the last technical problem and my mistakes in the previous dossier. I will try to fix them. What's interesting is that in the process of repairing them, I reviewed these artists again. Based on some previously published artists, I still get inspiration from their creations and write some insights. Besides, under the advice of my instructor, I went to get to know the artists about post-painting abstraction. They provided me with different perspectives of insight and new experiences. In my second dossier, I still keep the last frame. Started the journey of encountering artists around the theme of "line".
Here are the two themes I changed: abstract has become painting. Because painting is my most primitive impulse, I cannot give up. For the painting part, I re-examined my works and interests. Therefore, in my archive, I chose to be a postmodernist artist and mainly focused on abstract art and minimalism. These include Sol LeWitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Agnes Martin, Sarah Morris, etc. And learn about their art from their paintings, history and life. The common feature of these artists is that they express their ideas in their artworks, whether emotional or experiential. Only by accumulating as much as possible can we better interpret and help our own artistic development. I'm still on the way. How and whether to implement the specific ideas that have been formed is also a direction worth thinking about.
In terms of identity, part of female become identity. After thinking about it, I don't want to limit my work to female status. What I care about is to think more about identity or my emotional experience. Perhaps the vulnerability of women is more evident in today's society. So I reviewed <Women's minds matter> by Sally Davies in the reading list, she pointed out that As human beings, we have to be constrained by the limitations of biophysics. Therefore, to admit our vulnerability and to maintain that kind of calm introspection is to obtain more permits for other status and identities. The ability to calm introspection is what I need, and perhaps what this era needs. Only by acknowledging our vulnerability can we transgressing this limitation. She mentioned a series of examples in the history of philosophy in the article, and I am also doing my best to understand the history of philosophy recently. Philosophy is the history of philosophy. Although many of the contents are obscure, they allow me to examine myself and other artists from a broader dimension.
I also posted Cindy Sherman, who has always been very interested in her work on how to integrate her identity with social media. I will continue this research.
Finally, I would like to quote Comments about Daniel von Sturmer by Tara McDowell: Lines are crossed and erased, even as their traces persist in delimiting how and what we know, how and what we see. <>
Art is my trace.

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Annotation 1
At the beginning of my second semester online dossier, I took the form of a website to help me better sort out and record my broad interests. This also means that my most publication on Tumblr last semester was not survived. Approaching my new post, I shifted my focus to the theme of "being".  In the process, I still started along a line, unfolding the relationship between emotion and abstraction.  Repeat the lines around the lines to form a circle, grid. These are all traces of my existence. Simultaneously, the discussion about female identity is also a part of my concern. I use one question to cause another question, constantly questioning myself.  What is art, and how should I do art now?
Among all my posts, I find that they are often intertwined and interact with each other. The categories represent different feeling: curiosity-<line>, doubt-<circle>, joy-<abstract>, calmness-<female>, contemplation-<trace> and introspection-<being>, just like a mental journey.
1. <line>. In these precedents, the line is the beginning and the end, the line is the definition of dividing things, and the line also represents a kind of balance. By observing these conceptual artworks, I tried to find a balance in the lines.
2 <circle>, In my understanding, the circle represents self, repetition, wholeness, infinity, and purity. "Strange Loop" continually playing in everyday life. How do we observe these strange circles from a third perspective?
3.<abstract>, These precedents that depend on personal preference and relevant to my practice include abstract painters who are usually characterized by gesture brushstrokes or marks and spontaneity. Expressing and translating emotion is the focus of expressionism.Through the above series of explorations, I began to transfer my interest to the grid. Also what Krauss claims, grid is to declare the modernity of modern art, both spatially and temporally. 
4.<female>As a woman. How do I define my identity? In the works of Kate Newby and Angela Goh, they express themselves powerfully with objects or bodies. Nowadays, the consciousness of women is continuously awakening, and the documentary by Bell Hooks brings the power of popular culture to the stage with the critical language. How to make art connect public also established my new branch of research.
5.<trace>"To live is to leave traces" by Walter Benjamin. They leave traces in time and space. I explored Kishio Suga, Gerhard-Richter, Martin Creed and Jenny Holzer. Traces can also be seen as an interaction with another substance; they can be anything.
6.<being>What is 'being', I keep asking myself, regarding "the way of truth" of Parmenides. Only what is eternal, unique and unchanging is "being". In philosophy, being means the material or immaterial existence of a thing. Things are the same but not the same, permanent and transience. Such as On Kawara: Date Paintings and Daniel Crooks Static No.12. This concept is intertwined with the paintings and video works I am trying. 
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