藝術的小寓言 | LITTLE FABLES OF ART

寓言是一種文學體裁,形式為短篇虛構的故事、詩歌或者散文,當中含有擬人化的動物和自然,生動地給讀者傳達思想品德教育。寓言通常是兒童讀物,因為它教會了小朋友如何在社會中有規範的行為,但同時它還包涵了不同國家和地區的文化價值,以及一些成年人才能夠理解的主題,揭示了這個世界的黑暗面。白石畫廊香港欣然呈現《小寓言》展覽,展出六位年輕藝術家的作品,包括塞巴斯蒂安·肖默頓(英國)、姜淼(中國)、江上越(日本)、金丸悠兒(日本)、吳亞沙(日本/韓國)及塩沢凱倫(日本)。

Fables are a form of short fictional stories, poems or prose that usually contains characters of anthropomorphic animals and nature to convey a moral lesson to readers. Although generally read by children to teach them how to behave in the society, there are also cultural values embedded in fables coming from different countries and regions. Some of them even have themes of adulthood that reveal a darker side of the world. Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present Little Fables, a group exhibition featuring works from six young artists, including Sebastian Chaumeton (UK), Jiang Miao (China), Etsu Egami (Japan), Yuji Kanamaru (Japan), Asa Go (Japan / Korea) and Karen Shiozawa (Japan). 

在此次展覽中,藝術家將他們對世界的認知和記憶及感受交織在一起,通過藝術創作構造他們自己的寓言故事。此次展覽的焦點是塞巴斯蒂安·肖默頓的藝術裝置,結合了他最新的繪畫及雕塑作品,涉及對社交媒體、meme文化、藝術史、政治等的評論。此外,年輕藝術家江上越和塩沢凱倫將第一次在香港展出,她們都運用獨特的藝術語言講述自己的故事,關於自我探索、又或描繪夢幻的風景。姜淼和金丸悠兒則將展出她們的全新作品。以生命及消亡為主題,藝術家通過描繪“天眼”及帶有象徵意味的動物,與觀眾交流。最後,吳亞沙2007年的作品將帶大家踏上想像之路,沈浸在她創作的版本的寓言。

In this exhibition, the artists interweave their perceptions of the world and their memories and senses to compose their own fables through forms of art-making. The highlight of the exhibition is Sebastian Chaumeton’s art installation that consists of his latest paintings and sculptures, making references to social media, meme culture, art history, politics, etc. In addition, young artists Etsu Egami and Karen Shiozawa will be exhibiting in Hong Kong for the first time, both of them use their unique art language to paint a story they would tell, be it self-discovery or dreamy landscape. Jiang Miao, and Yuji Kanamaru will present their latest works in the exhibition. Using themes around life and death, the artists communicate with the audience through “heavenly eyes”, and animals that carry different meanings. Lastly, Asa Go’s work from 2007 will take people on the path of imagination, being mesmerized in her version of the fable. 

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《小寓言》

Little Fables

Date:
2020.3.18 – 5.16
Time:
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 19:00; Sunday by appointment only 
Venue:
Whitestone Gallery, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central
白石畫廊中環皇后大道中80號

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