Interview: Paul Ha

An inspired conversation with the Director of the Contemporary Art Museum

 

What is your current mood or state of mind?
Mixed emotions.
What makes you happy?
Kindness.
What is your idea of misery?
Closed-mindedness.
What did you eat for breakfast today?
I look forward to eating breakfast today at about 7pm.

Whats one word that describes you? Earnest.
What trait do you value most in others?
Empathy.
Whats your favorite occupation?
Someone who provides unexpected happiness.
Who would you most like to be?
My father.
Whats your favorite color?
All the colors, which actually make black.
What food do you like the least?
Anything too salty, sweet or bitter.
If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would that be? Julia Child. Ill do the dishes, of course.
What vice do you most tolerate in others?
Talkativeness.
What talent do you wish you had?
The ability to sing opera at will.
Who is your favorite artist?
I value them all.
Who is your favorite author?
For a period of time, David Foster Wallace.
What excites you?
Excitement excites me. It feeds on itself and connects everyone. What do you consider a turn off? Prejudice.
What do you love?
People.
What do you hate?
Time limitations.

 

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Paul Ha

The Director of the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis answers our drilling questions.

 

Photo credit: Photograph by Wesley Law; Art Direction by David Hsia

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