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《很有想法的雕塑》2016/A Sculpture of Thought

A Beautiful Disorder/Jul 3rd – Nov 6th
CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
与《很有想法的绘画》一样从立体形态的角度思考一些艺术的本质问题。雕塑造型同样选自游戏书里面的一个现成图形。这里一切都是现成的——现成的图像,现成的颜色,现成的结构。各种可见的视觉元素和不可见的抽象思维作为创作的基本要素,融汇在一起。通过调动理性经验,材料质感,视觉认知等身体与思想全部的感知方式,形成一种对意义追求的瞬间获得感。 利用儿童滑梯的PVC塑料,把这个图形放大制作成6米高的立体的雕塑置现实的社会环境里面。作品采用模块组合方式组装,把真正儿童玩具的塑料光泽赋予作品,成为作品神圣的光晕。同时以一种轻松又严肃的方式呼应日常生活经验中塑料制品上处处闪烁的这种时代性高光。通过调动艺术经验审美的方式升华游戏的崇高感,而游戏又以一种世俗的直接的感官和趣味的逻辑性对经验的审美认知进行重新审视。
Similar to the A Painting of Thought series, the work contemplates issues essential to art from a three-dimensional perspective. Therefore A Sculpture of Thought and A Painting of Thought have a parallel relationship. The form of the sculpture also adopts directly from brain-teaser puzzles, everything is ready – images, colours, structure. All kinds of apparent visual elements combined with hidden abstract concepts are of essence to the creation of this piece. Through the manoeuvring of rational experience, texture of the material, visual recognition and all aspects of physical + mental sensations, the work forms a sudden satisfaction in pursuit of meaning. The material PVC plastic is widely used in the manufacturing of children’s slides, and the form of the sculpture is blown to 6 meters tall and placed in the reality of our social environment. The installation method also mimics construction toys, further lightens the sculpture with the plastic shine that’s apparent on actual children’s toys – a divine aura of the sculpture. A playful yet serious way of responding to the daily experience of plastic goods and their sparkles as the highlight of their times. The methods of evaluating / appreciating art elevates the position of gaming, yet at the same time the mundaneness and straightforwardness of gaming from both sensual and logical perspectives re-evaluates our aesthetic habits.
A Sculpture of Thought I-192
很有想法的雕塑I-192
Materials: aluminum alloy/铝合金、塑料
plasticSize: 407x116x583cm
2015-2016

About Painting Too/与绘画的动作有关


2015/08/22-2015/11/01
“About Painting Too” is the second in a series of exhibitions that each addresses a topical issue within art today, and with particular reference to art in China. This year, young curator Pu Hong was invited to present a topic of his choice. Continuing the critical engagement with painting that was explored in the first exhibition in the series, “About Painting” in the spring of 2014, Pu Hong again takes painting as his subject. Through the work of eight artists, he selects a range of older and more recent works, each of which is distinctive of the style and approach for which each of the artists are known. Several, including Xu Zhen/MadeIn, Zhang Enli and Ding Yi, are very well known indeed and have, in recent years, been the subject of a series of large-scale solo exhibitions in China and abroad. In their especial way, Wang Chuan, Yang Shu and Xu Hongming have each made a significant contribution to the language of abstract painting in China, while the younger artists included here, Wang Guangle and Zhao Yao, bring the distinct energy of their generation to the art they produce.
“与绘画的动作有关”是OCAT西安馆第二个“与XX有关”系列展览,该系列探讨当今艺术,尤其是在中国发生的艺术中的热议话题。今年,青年策展人蒲鸿受邀呈现一个他所关注的话题。延续2014年春季首个系列展览“与绘画有关”中对于绘画所进行的严肃审问,蒲鸿再次选择将绘画作为他的研究主题。他对八位艺术家的新老作品进行了筛选,每一件作品都以各自的方式体现了艺术家独特的创作风格和手法。在这些艺术家中,有近年来已经在国内外举办过大型系列个展的知名艺术家徐震/没顶公司、张恩利和丁乙;也有各自以其独特的方式为中国的抽象绘画语言作出巨大贡献的王川、杨述和徐红明;以及将这个年代特有的能量注入他们所创作的艺术中的青年艺术家王光乐和赵要。

在蒲鸿的研究中,他不再关注每位艺术家实现各自风格的过程,转而诘问时下将绘画作为“用笔刷将颜料涂抹在画布上的单一性动作”的传统观念。以徐震/没顶公司为例,他得出结论,绘画表达的形成无需画笔,甚至无需颜料本身。徐震完全摆脱了传统的绘画材料,在画布上进行多层次不同质地的拼贴,创造了属于他自己的二维绘画图像。类似的,徐红明摒弃了画笔,直接用手或筛子将颜料播撒在潮湿的纸面上,以获得自然的、不期而遇的元素。同样在这个展览中,张恩利虽仍将使用颜料,却彻底抛弃了画布和平面维度的限制,他将为OCAT西安馆创作一件独一无二的空间绘画作品,贯穿于二层展厅。这一手法让观众在空间中行走、坐着甚至躺下时,都可以浸入式地体验漂浮于绘画平面之上的感受。

因此,“与绘画的动作有关”所展出的作品并非传统意义上的绘画。展览并未假定一种潮流,亦未企图概括或标签化某个艺术家群体。它只是纯粹地探究了如今在最基本的意义上创造二维绘画作品的可能性。于是,一个不以“最佳”或“最具代表性”的绘画为中心的展览,将在这里呈现各个艺术家在新的创作手法中所采取的不同方式。

雁塔区北池头一路南段OCAT西安馆(曲江海洋世界向南200米)
开馆时间:10:00-17:00(周一闭馆,周二至周日正常开放)
微博:OCT当代艺术中心西安馆
豆瓣公共账号及小站:OCAT西安馆
电话:029-85529445

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“Archipelago”,group exhibition /群岛

15 September – 6 October 2013


V-Art Center and Art-Ba-Ba Mobile Space is proud to announce “Archipelago”, an group exhibition academic guidanced by Liu Xinghua consisting of six individual artists; He An, Zhao Yao, Ding Li, Zhang Jiebai,Lu Pingyuan and Liao Guohe presenting their newest works at V-Art Center. Archipelago is by definition a cluster or collection of islands. Based partially in Beijing and Shanghai they have come together as a set of islands forming an archipelago for the audience to explore. “Archipelago” is a condition a state of mind, together they share the same values acting as a dispersed force. As with today’s society, where we emphasize individality, separating, sometimes even isolating, ourselves from the idea as an collective. What “Archipelago” is about is that although in the midst of today’s society where an individual may seem as an isolated islands, we’re actually a part of something larger. If we’re willing to step outside our own islands, there’s more to discover in our near surroundings. In a lot of senses we need to take our environment into account. Therefore “Archipelago” is not a theme, there’s no hidden agenda but rather a condition of these five artist’s at the same time refecting today’s society.

视界艺术中心即将推出由 ART-BA-BA流动空间 策划,陆兴华 为学术指导的当代艺术展——“群岛”。 “群岛”由 何岸,丁力,廖国核,陆平原,赵要,张洁白六位活跃的艺术家最新的作品组成。他们分别用绘画,装置,表演等各自熟悉的媒介展现最新的探索。“群岛”是一种群集的岛屿类型,也是一种观看视角。这六位各自不同的艺术家因为“群岛”这个展览汇聚。这正像今天的社会一样,我们的创作有时候像是处在岛屿之中,岛屿有着独立的生态系统,但岛屿之间又相互关联并构成一个更大的生态。其中强调着个人的追求,也无法忽视外部的环境和共同要面对的局面。因此,“群岛”既是一次观看的探险,也是一种展示的姿态。

 

wowgreat:

Ara Peterson (by chumpchampion)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Yamanashi Broadcasting and Press Center, Kofu, Japan, 1962-66

(Kenzo Tange)

manpodcast:

These are details from one of the greatest Chinese landscape paintings still extant, Fishermen on a Mountain Stream (ca. 1049), by Xu Diaoning. The scroll is about 19 inches high and over seven feet long. The entire work is on Google Art Project, which is pretty much made for hard-to-see, rarely exhibited works such as this.

The painting is in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, which has the world’s greatest collection of early Chinese painting in the world. Many of the Nelson-Atkins’s best Chinese landscapes are on view through April 28 in “Journey Through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern.” These Song and Yuan Dynasty works are extremely fragile and the Nelson says that they won’t be on view again for ten years.

The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Colin Mackenzie, the curator of Chinese art at the Nelson-Atkins. He tells us how the Nelson came to have such a remarkable collection of early Chinese landscape painting and about several of the treasures in his exhibition — including this one.

Listen to the program: Download this week’s show to your PC/mobile device. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast via iTunesSoundCloud or RSS.

manpodcast:

This is Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks, one of the greatest paintings in the history of Chinese art. It is one of only two paintings still extant that scholars believe are by Song Dynasty master Li Cheng (919-967), who is generally considered to be the most significant Chinese landscape painter. See it in greater detail via the Google Art Project.

The four-feet-by-two-feet scroll painting is in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, which has the world’s greatest collection of early Chinese painting in the world. Many of the Nelson-Atkins’s best Chinese landscapes are on view through April 28 in “Journey Through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern.” These Song and Yuan Dynasty works are extremely fragile and the Nelson says that they won’t be on view again for ten years.

The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Colin Mackenzie, the curator of Chinese art at the Nelson-Atkins. He tells us how the Nelson came to have such a remarkable collection of early Chinese landscape painting and about several of the treasures in his exhibition. 

Listen to the program: Download this week’s show to your PC/mobile device. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast via iTunesSoundCloud or RSS. See images of works discussed on the program.

astronomy-to-zoology:

Opabinia (Opabinia regalis) another unique arthropod from the Cambrian period, noted for its five eyes and proboscis.

From David Attenbrough’s First Life watch it like right now!

justanotherstrangemind:

sapphicsideshow:

The best visual representation of “No Homo!” in cinematic history.

XD

Asteroid Lutetia

infinity-imagined:

Asteroids, Comets, and Moons of our Solar System.  Animations by pappubahry.

pacegallery:

Zhao Yao: Spirit Above All features 7 painted works on denim by the Chinese artist at our Lexington Street gallery in London. Stop in to check out Yao’s first solo show in the UK!

©Zhao Yao, Courtesy Pace Gallery

collective-history:

Policeman Chuck Peyton checks to see if the bathing suit worn by actress Myrna Ross complies with 1933 Redondo Beach ordinance banning women’s suits that are more than 3 in. above knee, 1964.