復辟 vs 挪用經典 ──VT Artsalon & am space台港交流展

展 期:2014/04/12 - 2014/05/10
開幕酒會:2013/04/12 (六) 19:00
展覽地點:VT Artsalon 非常廟藝文空間 (台北市新生北路三段56巷17號B1)
網    址:http://www.vtartsalon.com
聯絡電話:02-2597-2525
EMAIL : info@vtartsalon.com
合作單位 : am space


參展藝術家:
(台灣)
姚瑞中 Yao Jui Chung / 張立人 Chang Li Ren / 陳浚豪 Chen Chun Hao / 陳擎耀 Chen Chin Yao / 廖祈羽 Liao Chi Yu
(香港)
鄧國騫 Tang Kwok Hin / 管偉邦 Koon Wai Bong / 洪強 Hung Keung / 韋一空 Frank Vigneron / 劉學成 Lau Hok Shing / 禤善勤 Chris Huen Sin Kan

「復辟」與「挪用經典」為非常廟藝文空間與香港am space共同舉行的雙邊交流展,VT秉持延續去年與亞洲各城市的交流經驗,今年度非常廟再次與國外藝文空間合作,並以兩的空間推派策展人討論主題與溝通的概念,兩地雙邊就藝術創作者與當代社會的關係,及其選用媒材、形式等面向,進行多次對話與交流,本次展覽主題蒂定的方式在相同概念下,各自陳述觀點並連結之間的相似性。

「挪用經典」為香港am space所呈現的展覽,旨在爬梳與探討香港當地的藝術脈絡以及當代水墨的可能性,對於舊有且具代表的藝術形式,提出新的呈現方式與內容表現。管偉邦的作品大量挪用中國經典元素,在藝術家的創作理念中,特別著重水墨畫裡強調的精神意境,並試著以當代的手法與觀點來體現恬適的心境;鄧國騫的作品《谷林歌賦圖》則是重新思考水墨畫的看待方式,跳脫創作水墨畫的工具,以及其代表的留白、山水等形式,藝術家更關注的是水墨畫代表的人文氣節與古時社會風氣,透過現代網路搜尋的工具,試圖拼貼及重構各地人們對於當代水墨的主觀認知與想像。

「復辟」則是非常廟提出與之對話主題,隨著時間演進,當代藝術家試著透過舊有的形式、風格、歷史事件等,來找尋對於當代適切的解釋與感知。姚瑞中與陳浚豪以當代的或是看似與繪畫毫無相關的媒材,來臨摩山水畫,從現今的媒材與視角來訴說對當今社會的觀點;張立人的作品則是以繪畫名著的女性為主角,透過藝術家自身的想像與經驗結合,這些名著的主角們以新的呈現方式,被窺探與遐想;同樣以女性作為作品主題的藝術家廖祈羽,透過女性角色的扮演,與對文化的某種想像與經驗,來呈現甜美中帶有感傷的情緒,其畫面帶有近似古典靜物畫的氛圍及擺設,在看似相對和諧與寧靜之外,局部隱隱動態的物質及背景聲響,除強調了作品情緒也呈現對於靜物畫此種古典型式的一種當代想像;陳擎耀則以揶揄手法,角色扮演著名政治人物,應是嚴肅且僵硬的政治人物肖像畫,在藝術家的「復辟」卻帶有戲謔的氛圍,從中暗喻台灣的歷史經驗。

此次於非常廟藝文空間的交流展,透過藝術家選用的媒介、畫面的挪用、戲謔與呈現,帶給觀者對於傳統藝術形式的當代詮釋法,也從各個作品中看見古今觀念的磨合異同,科技技術轉變帶來之變化,甚至是現今社會政治上、人文思想上更迭雜夾的豐富樣貌。而比對兩地藝術家作品的風格與內容,也可以發現在相似的概念陳述下有著微妙的相異處。

Remaster vs Appropriating the Classics VT Artsalon & am space – Taiwan, Hong Kong Exchange Exhibition

Dates: 2014/04/12 - 2014/05/10
Opening Reception: 2014/04/12 (Sat) 19:00
Venue: VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan)
Website: http://www.vtartsalon.com
TEL: 02-2597-2525
EMAIL:info@vtartsalon.com
Cooperative Partner : am space


Exhibition Artist:
(Taiwan)
Yao Jui Chung/ Chang Li Ren/ Chen Chun Hao/ Chen Chin Yao/ Liao Chi Yu
(Hong Kong)
Tang Kwok Hin/ Koon Wai Bong/ Hung Keung/ Frank Vigneron/ Lau Hok Shing/ Chris Huen Sin Kan

Remaster and Appropriating the Classics is the exchange exhibition joint host by VT Artsalon and am space from Hong Kong. Building on the experience in the past where VT have collaborated with various art spaces from different Asian cities, this year, VT Artsalon will collaborate with am space from Hong Kong. By nominating one curator each, the two spaces discuss on the possible topics and the concepts of the exhibition. Discussions and exchanges of notions have been done on the issue of the relationship between artists, their society, media and forms. In the end, the two art spaces decide to demonstrate their points of view individually toward a unifying concept, and connect the similarities within.

“Appropriating the Classics,” proposed by am space, is trying to organize the context of art history in Hong Kong and discuss the possibility of contemporary ink wash painting; from the previous representational forms of art to deriving a new method of presentation. Koon Wai Bong’s works frequently borrows from the classical Chinese elements, the concept of his works, emphasizes on the spiritual presences of the ink wash painting, trying to use a contemporary methods to describe the current state of mind. Tang Kwok Hin’s work “Gough in the Valley” is attempting to rethink the way ink painting is viewed, escaping from the usual tools used, familiar large area of white page, symbols of mountain and water. But rather concentrates on the society’s general culture and atmosphere in the past, using internet search engine to reconstruct the world’s image and understanding for traditional ink wash.

“Remaster” is the title proposed by VT Artsalon to engage in the conversation. As time progress, contemporary artists use the styles, forms, and incidents from the past to search for an appropriate description and sense of the present. Yao Jui-Chung and Chen Chun-Hao uses contemporary mediums and perspective to reinterpret traditional ink wash landscape paintings. Chang Li-Ren’s works features female figure from famous paintings in the past, using his personal view to give the female protagonist a new image, to be looked at and imagined. Similarly using female as the main subject is artist Liao Chi-Yu, through dressing up as different female character, imaginations and experiences of different aspects of contemporary culture, create a display of bitter sweet emotions; the images bares resemblance to the traditional still life settings, under the seemingly balanced image composition lays slight movements and sound giving viewers a different experience. Chen Chin-Yao borrows from the political figures, making the originally serious and stiff political portraits witty and humorous also at the same time commenting on the history of Taiwan.

This time in the exchange exhibition between VT Artsalon and am space, viewers will be able to see a contemporary interpretation of the classical arts, the differences and similarities between the past and present, changes brought by the advance of technology, the dynamic and diversity in current politics and cultures. Looking at the artists from the two cities we can also see the statement holds for this exchange as well.