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2013-08-29—2013-09-29

開放:國際雕塑藝術暨裝置戶外展 暨 旗幟計畫案

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Opening: 2013-08-29 - 18:00:00
Venue: Venezia Lido, Isola di San Servolo
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Website: artecommunications.com

國立台灣藝術大學,今年首度銜命參加第55屆「威尼斯國際美術雙年展」,推出三位台灣藝術家,加入『綠色狂想曲:跨物界共生起舞』展覽後,現再接再厲,再下一城,獲邀參加第16屆「開放:國際雕塑藝術暨裝置戶外展」(OPEN: International Sculpture and Installation Exhibition)暨「旗幟計畫案」,由本校美術學院書畫學系羊文漪老師擔任策畫,計推出梅丁衍、姚瑞中、陳浚豪、周育正、高燦興等五位台灣藝術家參展。

1998年,由「藝術交流協會」(Arte Communications)創辦之「開放戶外展」,每年初秋與「威尼斯影展」同時在威尼斯麗都島舉辦,為期一個月,至今累積50餘參展國家,近600位來自全球各地藝術工作者,齊聚一堂,進行跨國界文化藝術深度交流,並架設微型視覺藝術聯合國景觀,於戶外與民眾直接面對面,從事藝術現場直擊互動交流,成效不凡。

由義大利外交部、威尼托省政府、以及威尼斯文化局共同贊助之「開放戶外展」,過去邀請國際知名藝術家,眾星雲集,首屈一指,如觀念藝術家小野洋子、地景藝術家理查.龍、克利斯多、女性主義藝術家路易絲.布喬亞、新寫實阿曼、塞撒、超前衛齊亞、及法國妮基等國際一流藝術作品共襄盛舉。

過去臺灣歷屆參展,每屆一位,共計六位藝術家,集中1998至2004年間,分為:范姜明道、朱銘、薩燦如、陳庭詩、吳瑪俐、李真等人。中國大陸起步稍晚,持續獲邀參展,至今約30人次參展,如王廣義、張曉剛、岳敏君、隋建國等藝術家。今年第16屆「開放戶外展」,訂定於8月29日在聖沃羅島(San Servolo)舉行開幕式,共邀請14國家,近40位藝術家參展。美籍韓裔白南準立體作品為本屆「開放戶外展」亮點之一。

除鋼鐵藝術家高燦興,展出戶外雕塑創作之外,臺藝大今年加入國際「開放戶外展」,推出其餘四位參展藝術家,將投入「開放展」今年第二回主辦之「麗都島旗幟計畫案」,製作3 x 1公尺旗幟每人兩面,高高懸掛,迎風飄揚在麗都島林蔭河畔大道上。

去年由小野洋子所引進之「麗都島旗幟計畫案」,以藝術介入公共商業空間為平台,引領人們重新感受藝術魅力之無所不在,以及後資本市場經濟今天商品物化社會的藝術抵制行動,與政治倫理和平共生理念。在視覺藝術日常生活化播散全球發展下,相信今年五位台灣重量級藝術家參展作品,可為威尼斯麗都島住民、以及來自全球各地藝術家與觀光旅客,帶來煥然一新的視覺感官,跟台灣政治、信仰、核安、與傳記體,異質多元敘事命題論述,進行一次腦力迴旋多軌思路之旅。


Conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis, co-curated by Carlotta Scarpa, the exhibition is organised by PDG Arte Communications and is held under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of the Cultural Heritage, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region and the Province of Venice.

During the exhibition the forth edition of the Premio Speciale Arte Laguna will be assigned to a young artist selected by the Arte Laguna Prize jury. This award will offer the winner the possibility to be included among the finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize 2014 and to show his or her work on the circuit organised by the same association.

“Moving things that are still, stopping things that move” said G.C. Argan about Signorelli, an interplay of levers and springs to overcome the inertia of the figure. Perhaps today “coding the signifier and decoding the signified” would be the challenge for OPEN.

The curators have chosen not a theme but a language, providing the artist with a code, or rather with the signifier, a flag, a standard, a piece of fabric measuring 3x1m. A visual grammatical element based on rules of syntax linked to the urban context, to spatial configuration, the open-air spaces and the air of Venice Lido. The spatial relationship swings between background and foreground, closed form and open form, then experience and meaningfulness, to reveal the function of visual language, whether it be expressive, exhortative, aesthetic or informative.

The flags at OPEN develop according to the rules of classical composition of the image, based on equilibrium, weight, perspective, rhythm, movement, direction and, finally, symmetry.

Though the curator offers the code, it is the artist himself who adopts it, interprets it, manipulates it or even overcomes it.

Interpretation for Puni the fabrics, remnants and cloths in daily use, reveal their aesthetic and sensitive immediacy, moving towards a reciprocal relationship that rejects dominion and possession.

Decomposition demands the choice to transfer the vision through part of its story and so the triptych painted by Will Kerr is transposed into two narrative banners that evade from the original tale of the painting and are transformed into impressionable matter, rich in the virtuosities of a calligraphist in which the archaeologist’s eye of the artist stimulates questions constantly changing and impossible to grasp.

The evolution is conceptual in Barbara Taboni, visual in Casagrande & Recalcati, Umberto Zampini, Alvise Bittente and Claudia Danieli. Pop appropriation for Gaetano K. Bodanza, the colour germinates and spreads in shaped canvases that give life to alien creatures,“other” insects where a strong contact occurs with the primeval forces of Nature, with irreverent thought. Pop taste grafted onto a world open to the eternal making and unmaking of existence in the works of Stefano Fioresi and Ronni Ahmmed: in the latter, super-heroes contaminate an expressive short circuit with a highly dramatic flavour. An unprecedented composition of words for Marotta & Russo, the word as shape and content. Manipulation for Yi Zhou, a cross-sectional view of sketches, drawings and videos, intermittent visual sequences.

With Marco Nereo Rotelli the concept is taken even further, as flags are transformed into steel discs, recreating a universe in which flags are depicted in sequential contamination.

The geographical coordinates are extended to include the emerging scene of Taiwan, exploring the multiple expressive researches of Chen Chung-Hao, Chou Yu-Cheng, Mei Dean-E, Yao Jui-Chung.

The movement of the flags contrasts with the immobility of the site-specific installations on the Island of San Servolo, where matter absorbs, transmits and transforms. The artworks of Bettina Werner are nourished with salt crystals. The traces of memory on the basic forms of the intellect, representing the beauty of existence of nature itself. The "pagne" used to make Virginia Ryan’s sarongs tangibly become the signified and the signifier, drawing inspiration from her personal experience in Africa, to depict current events from a strictly feminine viewpoint. Linked to the manual and artistic skill of knitting, on a path between wool and cotton, Maria Elisa D’Andrea alternates the plain and purl of the constant factors of human life in settings of apparent incessant change.

Matter is metamorphosed in the sections of tree trunk by Federico Seppi in which the medullary rays, while revealing the narrative intent, give way to pure and simple contemplation. Matter enveloped in mirrored wedges that absorb and reflect the light in the supine figure by Raquel Monje. Matter that becomes pigment in Consolata Radicati di Primeglio and then Olga Lah’s coloured ribbons, creating a path in search of the most intimate meaning where the visitor can unwind the ball of string in this ideal labyrinth. The work of the Peruvian artist Ana Maria Reque presents a camouflaged artifact, an oblique gaze between art and architecture.

A visual see-saw of sudden black-outs and revelations in the manikins with faces of extruded quartz by the Japanese artist Atsushi Tawa and in the collection by Tim Ellis, itineraries with stratifications of hybrid materials, stimulating the senses, up to the rediscovery of the industrial "objets trouvés" by Kao Tsan-Hsing stripped of any pretence of interpretation and dedicated to interior searching.

They use different words, but they speak the same language: the language of images. They are Cinema and Art. One is expression in perpetual movement, the other is expression captured and fixed in a single gesture of movement. There is no conflict between two artistic forms that live on image and feed on the desire to translate emotions. They permeate one another as a direct source of inspiration for the project that combines painting, graphic art and design, by Oleg Shobin, Andrei Belov and Irenkova, Bazinato and Anna Aparina The Giant Movie Affiches TOP 30 presented by ARTPLAZ Gallery, MINSK.

OPEN, an “agitated space” that stimulates reflection and itself becomes a tool for acquiring knowledge. The visitor is invited to venture along the possible paths to discover the ultimate salvation of art: a journey through the unceasing variety of horizons, emotions and encounters.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Australia / Italia - Virginia Ryan
Austria - Peter Nussbuam
Bangladesh - Ronni Ahmmed
Belarus - The Giant Movie Affiches TOP 30: Oleg Shobin, Andrei Belov e Irenkova, Bazinato e Anna Aparina
China - Yi Zhou
Italy - Luciano Angeleri, Alvise Bittente, Roberto Bricalli, Gaetano K. Bodanza, Casagrande & Recalcati, Maria Elisa D’Andrea, Claudia Danieli, Stefano Fioresi, Francesco Lussana, Marotta & Russo, Aldo Mondino, Puni, Consolata Radicati di Primeglio, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Luca Scacchetti, Federico Seppi, Barbara Taboni, Umberto ZampiniJapan - Kounosuke Kawakami
Korea / USA Nam June Paik
Peru - Ana Maria Reque
Spain - Raquel Monje
Switzerland - Tamara Bialecka, Franco Carloni
Taiwan R.O.C. - Chen Chung-Hao, Chou Yu-Cheng, Kao Tsan-Hsing, Mei Dean-E, Yao Jui-Chung
USA - Will Kerr, Olga Lah, Bettina Werner.

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