八十後中國藝術家的坦克計劃 | MILITARY TANK REBUILT BY YOUNG CHINESE ARTIST

中國內地八十後藝術家何翔宇的大型裝置作品《坦克計劃》即將於本周六 (5月26日) 亮相於香港佳士得「離心力」晚間拍賣。

這件作品以真皮和蠟線縫製,借助熟練工匠之手耗時三年時間完成,過去曾經在北京中央美術學院美術館和尤倫斯當代藝術中心展出,總數共三版,估價為港幣400至500萬元。作為成長於中國快速城市化時期的一代,何翔宇的作品並不刻意迴避1989年以來中國經濟和政治崛起的主題,《坦克計劃》即是這種主題的呈現。《坦克計劃》中的坦克外觀完全直接引用T34坦克——這種型號的坦克在藝術家的家鄉丹東附近很常見。丹東是中國一個毗鄰北韓邊境的城市。除此之外,何翔宇的坦克也是現今中國坦克大軍中主要使用的坦克型號,它可說是超級軍事大國終極政治願景的象徵性體現。毋庸置疑的是,坦克的形體已經成為當代中國歷史上最常見的形象之一。

Being part of a generation who grew up during a period of rapid urbanization, He Xiangyu(B. 1986) ‘s work does not shy away from illustrating China’s economic and political rise since 1989 and his Tank Project is an embodiment of this. The exterior is a literal citation of a T34 tank – a tank model that was commonly found near the artist’s hometown of Dandong, a city next to the North Korean border. He Xiangyu’s tank is also the same model used as the primary tank within China’s armed forces today, which acts as a symbolic manifestation of the ultimate political aspiration – the military superpower. Needless to say, the image of the tank has become one of the most ubiquitous images in contemporary Chinese history. This work is estimated to sell for HKD4,000,000 – 5,000,000.

離心力
Iconoclast
Preview:
2019.5.24 – 5.25
Auction:
2019.5.25 17:30
Venue:
香港灣仔港灣道1號香港會議展覽中心
Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No.1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Source: Christie’s 

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