“曾梵志:散步”在尤伦斯当代艺术中心开展

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“曾梵志:散步”在尤伦斯当代艺术中心开展

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    曾梵志:散步

    展览开幕暨新闻发布会:2016年9月18日

    对公众开放:2016年9月19日-2016年11月19日

    展览地点:UCCA大展厅、甬道

    尤伦斯当代艺术中心(UCCA)于2016年9月19日至11月19日在大展厅和甬道呈现个展“曾梵志:散步”。本展览是曾梵志迄今为止规模最大、涵盖最广泛的展览,亦为其在北京举办的首个机构个展,力图全面梳理艺术家近三十年的创作历程,囊括以绘画及雕塑为形式的六十余件作品;其中,许多作品从世界范围内的收藏机构借展而来。大展厅中呈现曾梵志所有主要系列的作品,勾勒出其艺术探索的完整轨迹,并与从希腊化时期的雕塑到卢西安路弗洛伊德绘画的经典艺术作品形成呼应。此外,曾梵志新近创作的纸上作品在一个独立的展区中呈现;这些作品首次在中国展出,标志着曾梵志向中国美学传统的回归。甬道的空间则用于呈现艺术家的两件尺幅巨大的风景画。

    展览标题“散步”源自曾梵志作于1990年的同名作品,试图将观众引入艺术家的创作旅程。曾梵志是中国当代艺术史上颇具代表性的一代艺术家之一,于1990年代早期在国际艺术界崭露头角,通过持续不断的创作及个人化的视觉语言展现中国社会与文化的图景。1980年代末,他在湖北美术学院的创作实验批判性地借鉴了当时在中国各大艺术院校中被奉为范本的社会主义现实主义,并结合西方的古典主义与现代主义艺术,以全新的方式诠释了中国“改革开放”时期的社会现实。1990年代初期,他移居北京,并在不久之后凭借“面具”系列而声名鹊起;该系列以呆滞、疏离的象征性人物形象反映了中国社会的“众生相”,以及现代人普遍的异化与焦虑状态。此后,曾梵志持续钻研绘画的本体形式,以粗粝的笔触创作色彩明艳、尺幅巨大而动感十足的“抽象风景”系列。

    展览的策展人、UCCA馆长田霏宇表示:“UCCA荣幸地为大家带来曾梵志迄今为止在世界范围内最全面的展览。正如艺术是探索历史、传达审美取向的媒介,曾梵志独特的绘画联结了个人在当代中国的生活经验与诸世纪以来不同文化传统中的艺术结晶。这次展览的主旨不仅在于综合地反映曾梵志卓越的创作才能,也在于反思审美教养在纷扰现实下的重要性。”

    曾梵志说:“我很幸运在少年时代通过绘画而踏上了一条至今为止近三十年的艺术创作历程。这条路给予我一个完全属于自己的天地。在这片天地中,艺术创作引领我穿梭于漫长的历史长廊,在时间和空间里自由地漫步。对于这样奇妙而独特的经历,我心存感激,更希望通过此次展览分享和展示我不同时期的作品,跟公众共同经历一次美好的视觉散步。”

    关于展览

    “曾梵志:散步”由UCCA馆长田霏宇策划,由助理策展人郭希协助呈现,展览的空间设计由安藤忠雄建筑研究所提供。“曾梵志:散步”由展览赞助联盟——三立控股、泰康人寿保险股份有限公司、北京天辰时代文化发展有限公司、云锋基金、超盈文化有限公司、王中军及赵旭——提供支持。特别支持来自Pinault Collection。开幕晚宴由高古轩画廊提供慷慨赞助。特别鸣谢迪奥及香格纳画廊的额外支持。灯光技术支持来自红日照明。特别鸣谢新加坡泰勒版画研究院(STPI)提供部分纸上作品的制作支持。本次展览的周边限定产品由速写CROQUIS、哲品ZENS、echo回声、cam-in、ART TIMES艺时等联合设计。

    展览同名出版物《曾梵志:散步》由中信出版社出版。其中,田霏宇、凯伦路史密斯的文章,以及艺术家与古根海姆美术馆亚洲艺术部三星资深策展人孟璐的对谈全面地梳理了艺术家的创作生涯。同时,UCCA邀请知名日本建筑师安藤忠雄谈论其展厅空间的设计理念,使通过这本画册徜徉于展厅的读者游刃有余地品味眼前的每一处“景致”。该画册于尤伦斯艺术商店(UCCASTORE)有售。

    本次展览亦延伸出一系列精心策划的公共项目讲座及对话活动,邀请理查德·席夫(德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校艾菲·玛丽·凯恩学监)、张颂仁(香港亚洲艺术文献库联合创始人)、皮力(香港M+博物馆高级策展人)、皮道坚(策展人)、凯伦·史密斯(策展人)、徐勇民(湖北美术学院院长)、曹丹(湖北美术学院基础部主任)等人围绕展览展开讨论。讲座期间,UCCA放映记录、研究曾梵志创作和理念的纪录片《遊》。

    关于艺术家

    曾梵志1964年生于武汉,毕业于湖北美术学院油画系,现生活、工作于北京。曾梵志举办的个展包括:“曾梵志:理想主义”(新加坡美术馆,新加坡,2007);“曾梵志”(圣艾蒂安现代艺术博物馆,圣艾蒂安,法国,2007);“曾梵志”(弗朗西斯科路高迪基金会,巴塞罗那,2009);“2010:曾梵志”(外滩美术馆,上海,2010)。2013年至2014年,法国巴黎市立现代美术馆以曾梵志的作品为主题举行了大型阶段性回顾展。2014年,由法国卢浮宫特别委托创作的作品《从1830至今No. 4》与欧仁路德拉克罗瓦的名作《自由引导人民》并列展出。曾梵志的作品入选群展“第 53 届威尼斯双年展:创造世界”(威尼斯双年展中国馆,威尼斯,2009);“世界属于你”(格拉西宫,威尼斯,意大利,2011—2012);“水墨:借古说今中国当代艺术”(大都会博物馆,纽约,2013—2014);“油画、纸上作品及雕塑”(高古轩画廊,纽约,2015)。

    尤伦斯当代艺术中心(UCCA)

    尤伦斯当代艺术中心(UCCA)是一家位于北京798艺术区核心地带的国际化艺术机构,每年为观众呈现丰富的展览和教育项目,推介国内外的艺术家,从而促进公众对当代艺术与文化的关注与理解。UCCA于2007年开馆,作为非营利、非收藏、民营性质的美术馆,得到以创始人盖伊路灏ぢ姿购兔桌蚨髀峰挨伦斯夫妇为首的各界人士的慷慨支持,包括众多赞助人、合作机构、会员与观众。UCCA始终以推动当代文化的传播与发展为己任,致力于向公众展现全球化语境下的中国面貌。

    Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours

    Press Conference: September 18, 2016

    Open to Public: 2016.9.19 - 2016.11.19

    Venue: Great Hall, Nave

    From 19 September to 19 November 2016 , the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents “Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours”, the artist’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition anywhere to date and his first institutional solo show in Beijing. Including over sixty works borrowed from collections around the world, it covers nearly thirty years of Zeng’s creative output, winding through his extensive stylistic and thematic evolutions on canvas and in sculptural form. The main body of the exhibition in UCCA’s Great Hall features key works from each major series in Zeng’s career, presenting a complete picture of his creative exploration and artistic contribution, and referring to art-historical precedents from Hellenistic sculpture to Lucian Freud. It culminates in a room dedicated to a recent series of works on paper—never before exhibited in China—which mark a new engagement with the aesthetics of Chinese painting, and in the Nave, where a special space has been constructed to show two of his most substantial landscapes.

    Its title inspired by that of an early painting he completed in 1990, “Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours” offers to bring the viewer along on the artist’s creative journey. A key figure in the generation of artists who emerged, along with the very notion of “Contemporary Chinese Art,” onto the world stage of the early 1990s, Zeng has consistently used his works to reflect on the social and cultural climate of his country through a highly personal visual language. His early paintings, completed during the late 1980s while he was a student at the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, combine the pedagogical apparatus of socialist realism with a romantic interest in Western classicism and modernism to depict new realities of Reform-era Chinese society. Following his arrival on the Beijing scene in the early-1990s, Zeng quickly gained recognition for his “Masks” series, which gives symbolic form to the dichotomies and affectations of that era through figures in varying states of alienation. After this, Zeng continued his research into painting itself, producing the strikingly colored, tensely vibrating, monumentally scaled canvases of the “Abstract Landscapes” series. In recent years, he has combined the free-range brushstrokes of these landscapes with homages to works by masters including Leonardo Da Vinci and Albrecht D眉rer, in a series of seven four-by-four-meter paintings that have been extensively exhibited abroad. The newest works in this exhibition consist of a grouping of paintings in ink on paper which signal an introspective shift in his practice. Today Zeng fulfills a role inhabited by artists throughout Chinese history: an aesthete among the worldly, offering uplift and solace through refinement.

    Its design carefully authored by the artist’s longtime collaborators Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, “Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours” rhythmically divides the expanse of UCCA’s Great Hall into an immersive survey of his career. Six freestanding walls, each punctuated by a 2.4-meter square window, thoughtfully connect major shifts in the artist’s practice. They are enclosed by a series of darker walls that run around the space’s perimeter, chronologically presenting portraits from all phases of Zeng’s career. Having sought to avoid enclosed spaces, Tadao Ando has likened this layout to sections of an MRI scan that allow viewers to walk through layers of the artist’s mind.

    UCCA Director and exhibition curator Philip Tinari states, “UCCA is hugely excited to be presenting Zeng Fanzhi’s most comprehensive exhibition to date anywhere in the world. His singular painterly vision connects his personal experience of living in contemporary China to centuries of artistic creation across many cultures, as art becomes a vehicle for exploring history and articulating taste. This exhibition offers not only an overview of his considerable talent, but a meditation on the importance of aesthetic cultivation in a messy world.”

    Regarding his survey, Zeng Fanzhi states, “Fortunately, I encountered painting in my youth and chose to embark on this creative path that now stretches for nearly thirty years. Along the way, I have discovered a place I call my own, where art serves as a guide through the long corridor of history, allowing one to traipse freely through time and space. My heart is filled with gratitude for the wonderment of this experience, and I hope by presenting this exhibition, which incorporates canvases from all the major shifts in my practice, to share a fantastic visual journey with a global audience.”

    购票链接:https://www.douban.com/event/27187309/

 

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