语言的窸窣
The Evolution of Communication

语言的窸窣

艺术家:徐文恺、陈佩之、张逸斌、周育正、瑞安·甘德、关小

策展人:郭瑛

展览开幕&策展人导览:2019年3月24日15:00 & 15:30

展期:2019年3月24日至2019年6月24日

地点:海上世界文化艺术中心一层园景展馆,深圳市南山区望海路1187号

主办:杨锋艺术与教育基金会

联合主办:设计互联

赞助:蓝海资本

3月24日,深圳杨锋艺术与教育基金会(以下简称“基金会“)将在设计互联举办展览“语言的窸窣”。展览由基金会客座年度策展人郭瑛特别策划,聚焦科技、人类和社会不断发展与进步的大背景下语言的发展及转变,借由艺术家对语言节奏的把玩,探索在现代语境中字面语言的潜在涵义。作为综合性创新文化平台,设计互联致力于打破多元文化领域之间的边界,通过与基金会这样的本地艺术机构合作举办展览与活动,聚集活跃在国际前线的创作社群,共同营造区域文化艺术生态。

“语言的窸窣”展出的作品既涵括基金会过往收藏,亦包含艺术家委任新作;一系列雕塑、大型装置及二维作品将带给观众丰富的感官体验。周育正与关小的作品以资本主义社会作为基本语境,将各种看似无关的图形和物件并置,构建起内在含义间的相互指涉;张逸斌的综合媒介绘画捕捉了现代资本世界虚拟与现实之间的错位;Aaajiao(徐文恺)的作品将常见的数字现象转化为实体存在的空间;陈佩之运用两种常见物件的物理相似性,巧妙地向我们暗示人物关系的相互影响和冲突;瑞安·甘德的作品则向固有的知识体系发出质疑,将日常与深奥的概念进行联系,产生一种新的理解方式。

这些作品就像是一个拼图游戏,一个有着诸多节点的网络,亦或是某个故事的碎片。诸多隐藏的线索有待解读,若想解开艺术家们所呈现的交流迷宫,观众们需要自己来建立相关性,并构建自己的叙事方式。

作为基金会年度策展人,郭瑛将基于基金会的宗旨和收藏体系,策划系列展览及公共教育活动,亦将为基金会委任艺术家创作、收藏和发展策略等重要议题提供策略意见。郭瑛的研究型策展实践综合了当代视觉艺术中各种不同的形式——特定场域委任制作,表演,电影及录像,并曾作为威尼斯双年展香港馆的策展人策划“杨嘉辉的赈灾专辑世界巡回演”。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Evolution of Communication

Artists: Aaajiao, Paul CHAN, Gordon CHEUNG, Yu-Cheng CHOU, Ryan GANDER, Xiao GUAN

Curator: Ying Kwok

Exhibition Opening& Curator Tour: 24 March 2019, 15:00 & 15:30

Address: Park View Gallery, L1 Sea World Culture and Arts Center, 1187 Wanghai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Exhibition period: 24 March 2019 - 24 June 2019

Host: Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation

Co-host: Design Society

Sponsor: Blue Ocean Capital Group (“BOCG”)

[24 March, Shenzhen] Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation (abbr. the foundation) and Design Society jointly present The Evolution of Communication. The exhibition is curated by Ying Kwok, guest annual curator of the foundation. It focuses on the transformation and development of language in the age when technology, humans and society rapidly evolve and grow. Artists play with the rhythm of languages, exploring the underlying meaning beyond the literal meaning in modern context. As an innovative cultural platform, Design Society aims to break the boundaries between various cultural disciplines. Through collaboration with local cultural institutions such as the foundation, we aim to contribute to the cultural ecology of the region, and to summon the pioneering creative communities.

The exhibition “The Evolution of Communication” includes the collection of the foundation as well as newly commissioned works. A series of sculptures, installations and 2-dimentional works will give diverse sensation to the viewer. Set against the capitalist society as the basic context, Chou Yu-Cheng and Guan Xiao’s works both able to synergize seemingly unrelated images and objects creating extra inter-referring meanings; Gordon Cheung used an array of media to capture the illusion between the virtual and actual realities of a modern capitalize world; Aaajiao tries to materialize and visualize the digital cyberspace by concentrating on a certain common digital phenomenon; Paul Chan cleverly makes use of the physicality of common found material, hinting us to the interplay of personal relationships and conflicts; Ryan Gander’s work questions our established knowledge by connecting the everyday and the abstruse concepts, conjuring a new mode of understanding.

The works selected for this exhibition is similar to that of a puzzle game, or a network of connecting points, or fragments of a story. There’s a set of hidden clues to be decoded, encouraging viewers to make their own associations and invent their own narratives in order to unravel the complexities of communication staged by the artist.

As annual curator of the foundation, Ying Kwok will curate a series of exhibitions and educational programs based on the mission and collection system of the foundation. In addition, she will provide professional suggestions on newly commissioned works as well as collection and development strategy. Her research based curating often synthesizes different art forms in contemporary visual art, from site specific commissions, performances, to film and video and she was curator for Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief as Hong Kong presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale.