牡丹亭 ─ 何孟娟個展

展 期:2015/06/27 - 2015/07/24
展覽地點:AOA 德國慕尼黑藝術公寓 Apartment of Art Munich (80539 Munich Schönfeldstraße 19)
合作單位:AOA 德國慕尼黑藝術公寓 Apartment of Art Munich


此次「牡丹亭 ─ 何孟娟個展」為藝術家何孟娟首次在德國個展,展出包括「女孩-跌倒」系列,以及與德國攝影藝術家Moritz Partenheimer在紐約合作的攝影計畫「魏斯貝絲」,和最新系列作品「牡丹亭」。

「女孩-跌倒」系列中,影像裡的女性經過角色扮演,在城市高樓環繞的場景裡由下往上捕捉她們跌倒在地的畫面。何孟娟透過鏡頭談論當今現代社會裡,曖昧的自我意識以及個人價值,並且從這個過程中產生的挫折感。這個挫折感就像一個有著不同顏色的沙灘球,每個角度都呈現不同的樣貌。

在紐約的藝術家公寓「魏斯貝絲」成立於1868年,這棟住有逾四百位國際藝術家的老公寓裡,何孟娟認識了許多住在這裡的藝術家朋友,在與他們互動交流時,也漸漸地發掘了他們人生裡悲喜歷練與生命態度,而此攝影系列便是以此公寓內的藝術家住所為對象, 2013年何孟娟與同樣以攝影為創作表現的德國藝術家Moritz Partenheimer共同合作,他們陸續地拜訪了住在這裡的藝術家們,冀求拍攝他們的肖像與寓所,他們居所裡的物件陳設也相對地展現了迥異的個性特質、風格偏好或者說是一種生活歷程的積累線索。

最新作品「牡丹亭」系列透過融合韓國KPOP與傳統崑曲並置,在共通性中去突顯差異,最明顯的會是身體意識。不論從戲劇、舞蹈來看,亞洲女性對自己的身心有了不同的認知,不僅在於 掌握自己、享受成為自己,面對自己的身體不再囚禁在傳統的羞愧窘境,而是一種熱衷與喜愛,觸摸、改變、掌握自己。在同樣的女性自我意識轉變相較於西方這樣的自我掌握中仍不失傳統的呈現,突顯出亞洲女性正式開始正面面對自己的慾望,也是一種享受身為女性的獨立狀態。

My Peony Pavilion ─ Isa Ho Solo Exhibition

Dates: 2015/06/27 - 2015/07/24
Venue: AOA Apartment of Art Munich (80539 Munich Schönfeldstraße 19)
Cooperative Partner: AOA Apartment of Art Munich


This is the first solo of Iisa Ho in Germany,including recent Girls / Falling series titled ”Girls”, ”Westbeth” taken in New York with artist Moritz Partenheimer and “My Peony Pavilion”.

The “Girls” series is known to many as the “Falling Down” series. The girls in the photographs and also the girls that have been transformed into animals are all captured from the bottom-up in a “falling-down” scenario. My objective is to talk about the ambiguous self-awareness and the singularized value outlook observed in today’s modern life, and also the sense of frustration arising from that. This “Frustration” is like a beach ball with different colored sections, depending on the angle of viewing you will see different colors, and to me, it can be quite sexy.

Westbeth Artists Housing was established in 1868. This mysterious building full of stories was open to resident artists to stay till they pass away for relatively cheaper rents since 1970.Artists spend time pondering over the meaning of life and then transform it into their works. They feel life but interpret it from their individual perspectives. This project aims at capturing these artists and their individual perspectives of life and creativity, but it is through my interpretation and hence the story will be told from the perspective of an outsider and a Taiwanese.

“My Peony Pavilion” shows the new Asian woman who has risen along with the wave of K-pop. Comparing K-pop with traditional Chinese opera, differences are distinctively shown in their shared common traits, with the most noticeable being body consciousness. It signifies a great evolution of the female self-awareness, and it entails more than just being a woman with gender equality rights; it is also a state of independence where women are enjoying being who they are.