瑪妮·韋伯的幻想和現實 | MARNIE WEBER’S FANTASIES AND REALITIES

Simon Lee畫廊榮幸呈現洛杉磯藝術家瑪妮·韋伯(Marnie Weber)的近期作品展,這是她在香港的首次個展。此次展覽恰好與釜山雙年展同期舉行,韋伯將在雙年展期間展出一件大型裝置作品,其中包含了她的最新影像作品《海巫之歌》(Song of the Sea Witch)。

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Los Angeles-based artist Marnie Weber, her first solo show in Hong Kong. This exhibition coincides with the Busan Biennial, in which Weber is presenting a major installation that includes her new film, Song of the Sea Witch.

⾱伯的實踐跨越⾏為表演、影像、雕塑、⾳樂、服裝和拼貼等諸多領域,在現實與幻想的交界處緩緩展開。通過參考深植於我們集體記憶中的⺠間傳說、童話和神話故事,⾱伯在⼀個超越了固定時間的場域中創造出夢幻般的場景。她的作品融合了嘉年華式、祭酒狂歡、神秘的和荒誕的氣息,營造出介於幻想和現實之間的不可思議的世界,並邀請觀眾對潛意識展開探索。⾱伯的作品中瀰漫著濃郁的暗⿊氣質,這根植於她寓⾔式的美學和⼤膽的成⼈題材——性、毒品和死亡——之間的不穩定關係。

Weber’s practice, which spans performance, video, sculpture, music, costume and collage, is positioned at the junction of reality and fantasy. Referencing folklore, fairy tales and myths deeply embedded in our collective memory, Weber creates dream-like tableaux set in a realm unfixed in time. Blending the carnivalesque, the bacchanalian, the mystical and the absurd, she creates uncanny worlds that stand somewhere between fantasy and reality, thus inviting viewers to an exploration of the subconscious. The darkness of Weber’s vision can be seen to lie in the precarious relationship between her parable-like aesthetic and her overtly adult subject matter: sex, drugs and death.

瑪妮·⾱伯在實踐中探索了純真的遺失、⽣命的共存、靈性和潛意識,她開啟了⼀系列充滿了⾼度⼼理衝擊感、新哥特式的童話。在《海巫之歌》這部充滿戲劇感的新作品中,⼀群不和諧的⿃兒打破了神秘的海巫的平靜⽣活,由此,藝術家將觀眾引向了⼀個古老的、奇異的宇宙。

Exploring the loss of innocence, the community of living things, spiritualism and the subconscious through her practice, Marnie Weber has developed a series of psychologically-charged, neo-gothic fairy-tales. In Song of the Sea Witch, a theatrical new film in which the quiet life of a mysterious sea witch is threatened by a pack of discordant birds, the artist launches the viewer into a quaint, whimsical universe.

⾱伯的拼貼作品與她的雕塑、電影、錄像和表演分享了相同的概念基礎;它們描繪著⼀個充滿少女、巫師、精靈和擬⼈化形象的⺠俗世界。超⾃然的敘事將不同的美學修辭綜合到連貫、統⼀的構圖中。在《盛開的蜀葵》(Blooming Hollyhocks)中,四個半仙⼈掌、半女性的形象傲然屹立在燦爛的藍天下,它們的花朵嘴⼤⼤地張開,像是在唱歌。⾱伯的超現實拼貼畫既迷離⼜神秘,它們引發著觀眾的感官反應——在憂鬱與喜悅、吸引與排斥、幽默與悲劇之間迴盪。

Weber’s collages are culled from the same conceptual foundation as her sculptures, films, videos, and performances; they portray a folkloric realm overflowing with young maidens, witches, spirits, and anthropomorphised forms. Her unearthly narratives synthesise divergent aesthetic tropes into coherent, unified compositions. In Blooming Hollyhocks, four quasi-cactus, quasi-female figures stand proudly against a brilliant blue sky, their floral mouths gaping wide, as though mid-song. Disorienting and mysterious, Weber’s surreal collages elicit a response from viewers, which fluctuates between melancholy and delight, attraction and repulsion, humour and tragedy.

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瑪妮·韋伯
Marnie Weber
Date:
2020.9.11 – 10.31
Time:
Tuesdays to Saturdays 11:00 – 19:00
Venue:
香港 SIMON LEE 畫廊
Simon Lee Gallery
304, The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong

Source: Simon Lee Gallery


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