城市浪人的藝術憑寄 | ARTISTIC EXPLORATION BY CITY DWELLERS

以達明一派經典流行歌曲《今夜星光燦爛》為靈感的「璀璨都市」群展由卓納畫廊香港空間 David Zwirner呈獻,揭開光輝都市五光十色的佈景,探討各個大都市急速發展下的社會現實、城市人的失意與唏噓。

展覽匯聚7位來自不同地區的藝術家,包括弗朗西斯·埃利斯(Francis Alÿs)、陳維、斯坦·道格拉斯(Stan Douglas)、李青、林明弘、戈登·馬塔-克拉克(Gordon Matta-Clark)和黃漢明。作品圍繞世界各大城市 – 香港、上海、北京、巴黎、紐約、墨西哥城等繁榮大都會的社會問題,例如身份矛盾、商業發展、城市空間等,亦有以城市歷史、人文狀況為題,再配以不同藝術手法,如結合油畫、剪貼的《鄰窗》系列,亦有模擬城市發展和街道情境的陳維攝影系列,以及行為藝術的《Conical Intersect》城市破壞系列等。藝術家透過荒誕與現實交錯的作品反映真實的社會狀況,表達他們對璀璨都市這光輝面具的重新想像。

Presented by David Zwirner, the group exhibition “Brilliant City” borrows its title from the lyrics in the Cantopop electro duo Tai Ming Pair’s classic song “Starry Night”. The exhibition reveals the reality under neon nights of several brilliant cities and explores how the rapid development produces social problems and a sense of loss.

“Brilliant City” features artwork contributed by 7 artists, including Francis Alÿs, Chen Wei, Stan Douglas, Li Qing, Michael Lin, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Ming Wong. They all come from different metropolis – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, New York and Mexico City. Covering from themes of contradictory identities, economic development to history and everyday life, their artworks explore how they engage with the urban space and social issues through different forms of art. For instance, Li Qing’s “Neighbor’s Window” series combine oil painting and collages while Chan Wei’s photography series mimic urban places to depict urban absurdities. The exhibition also showcases the classic artworks by Gordon Matta-Clark, in which he documents how he subverted the urban architecture by cutting the properties and sawing different shapes of holes. Through blurring the line between absurdity and reality, the artists express how they re-imagine the so-called prosperous and brilliant cities they live in.

「璀璨都市」群展 Brilliant City Group Exhibition
Date:
2018.7.6 – 8.4
Time:
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 19:00
Venue:
David Zwirner
香港中環皇后大道中80號 H Queen’s 大樓5 – 6 樓
5-6/F. H Queens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Background music by Silent Partner

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