艺术家眼中的自然Ⅰ : 花花世界

艺术家眼中的自然Ⅰ : 花花世界
Nature in the Eyes of the Artists Ⅰ: A World of Flowers

开幕:2014.05.10,8:00pm
展期:2014.05.10-2014.07.06
策展人 Curator:管郁达
艺术家 Artist:何多苓 肖克刚 陈蔚
主办 Organizer:扉艺廊 FEI GALLERY
地址:广州市越秀区农林下路五号亿达大厦G层Address:Fei Gallery, G Floor, Estate Plaza, No.5, Nong Lin Xia Road, Guangzhou, China

  2014年5月10日下午3时,“艺术家眼中的自然”第一回展,“花花世界——何多苓、肖克刚、陈蔚作品展”在广州扉艺廊拉开帷幕。这是今年扉艺廊与著名艺术评论家、策展人管郁达先生合作推出的一个系列学术研究项目,旨在通过对当代艺术中“自然观”和“人与自然”关系的探讨,以个案研究的方式,从微观叙事和生活方式的角度重构中国当代艺术史。
  “艺术家眼中的自然”并非自然物的总和,而是指与人类活动和人工创造相对立的观念世界。策展人希望通过对当代艺术中有关“自然”的观念的探讨,重新审视上个世纪八十年代以来中国当代艺术中,关于“自然”的观念的形成、流变与分歧,因为这些观念的形成、流变与分歧,直接影响了许多艺术家各自的艺术态度和艺术表现形式,乃至艺术风格的形成。何多苓、肖克刚、陈蔚三位不同年龄、风格迥异的艺术家的作品,为我们这一学术主题的探讨提供了颇具深度的鲜活案例。
作为中国当代艺术不同阶段的代表性艺术家,何多苓、肖克刚、陈蔚的艺术表达了人与自然关系的和谐、矛盾、疏离与平衡。他们的作品既有抗议、象征和追问的隐喻,又有一种沉迷于大自然的愉悦。三位艺术家的作品,通过各自的风格演变向我们提供了关于自然宇宙的瞬息景象,我们既可尽情耽溺其中,也可返身逃逸。他们的作品所呈现的“自然”并不是世界的原样,而是我们渴望的感觉期待的世界。这个世界既无敌意也不冷漠,充满了诗意和感动。所谓“花花世界”并非是说艺术家在创作中借用了花花草草这样的“形象”,而是说“花花世界”这个修辞上的符号和隐喻,也是艺术家眼中的“人间天堂”,它的大门混沌未开而由艺术家以其慧眼将之开启。所以,无论是何多苓绘画中文人画般的闲适野逸和日常诗意;还是肖克刚绘画中野性的激情表现与身体书写;甚至是陈蔚装置作品中具有某种哥特式阴郁的形而上追问,都代表了中国当代艺术中最具个体意识的“自然观”,也许我们可以经由此一路径碎片的拼合, 重构当代艺术关于“自然与自我”的叙事维度:“文化”在它的对立面“大自然”前打扮它自己——这就是“花花世界”这个展览要说的意思。“花花世界”不是艺术家对自然的反映和摹写,而是关于艺术家“自我与自然”的双重镜像。

The first Session of Exhibition Series “Nature in the Eyes of the Artists”: A World of Flowers – Works by He Duoling, Xiao Kegang, Chen Wei is going to be held in Fei Gallery at 3pm on May 10, 2014. It is an academic research program collaborated by Fei Gallery and the well-known art critic and curator Mr. Guan Yuda. It intends to reconstruct the history of Chinese contemporary art from the perspectives of both micro-level narration and life style via exploration into the views of “nature” and ”the relationship between human and nature” in the contemporary art circle on case study basis.  
 
“Nature in the Eyes of the Artists” is not an aggregation of all the things existing in nature; instead it refers to the world of ideology contrary to human activities and artificial creation. It is the curator’s wish to reexamine the formation, ramification and controversy about the concept “nature” in Chinese contemporary art since 1980’s by exploring into relevant views on nature because the formation, ramification and controversy over such ideas directly affected the artistic attitudes, expression methods and even the formation of styles of a lot of artists. The works by He Duoling, Xiao Kegang and Chen Wei, who are of different ages and have distinctively different styles, provide us with fresh and lively in-depth cases for the above academic research.
 
As artists representing various stages in Chinese contemporary art, He Duoling, Xiao Kegang and Chen Wei expressed harmony, conflict, alienation and balance in the relationship between human and nature through their artworks, which contain not only metaphors of protest, symbolization and quest, but also pleasure of indulging in nature. With their respective style evolution paths, the three artists present transient images in the cosmos of nature for us to indulge ourselves in or just turn our back to flee. The “nature” represented in their works is not the original look of the world, but a world that we desire with all our guts. This world is neither hostile nor apathetic; instead it is full of poetic and affectionate feelings. The word “flower” in “A World of Flowers” doesn’t literally mean the artists employ the images of flowers in their creation; we just borrow the symbolic and metaphoric connotation of the word to imply the “heaven on earth”, whose door is only opened by the unworldly eyes of the artists. Therefore no matter it’s the outdoor leisure and comfort, poetic feel in daily life reflected in He Duoling’s paintings parallel to ancient literati style, or the wild and passionate expression and body writing in Xiao Kegang’s works, or even the melancholy metaphysical quest with kind of Gothic smell in Chen Wei’s installation works, all of them represent a “View on Nature” with the most individualistic consciousness in Chinese contemporary art. By piecing together the fragments along this path, perhaps we can reconstruct the narrative dimension regarding “nature and self” in contemporary art: “Culture” dresses itself up on the opposite side of “nature” – this is exactly what the exhibition “A World of Flowers” means. “A world of Flowers” is about the double mirror images of the artists’ “self and nature” rather than the artists’ reflection and copy of nature.

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