花仙集-蔡锦个展 A Gathering of Flower Fairies:Cai Jin Solo Exhibition

2017.10.14-2017.11.19

策展人| Curator张颂仁 Chang Tsong-Zung

开幕时间| Reception2017.10.14 16:00

展览时间| Duration2017.10.14-11.19

展览地址| Venue·凯旋画廊 Triumph Gallery    



·凯旋画廊将于2017年10月14日推出——《花仙集:蔡锦个展》。这是继2015年《静态与流变:蔡锦个展》之后,艺凯旋为蔡锦女士再次举办的最新力作个展。展览将由素描、美人蕉、风景、装置影像四个部分组成,以相对全面地呈现蔡锦的艺术面貌。展出的蔡锦代表作美人蕉系列,既有1991年创作的第一件美人蕉——《美人蕉1》,也有2016年3月至2017年10月历时一年半时间刚刚完成的巨幅美人蕉——《美人蕉365》。除此之外,展览还将呈现蔡锦的第一件影像美人蕉。

此次蔡锦个展,非常荣幸得邀请到张颂仁先生策展。上世纪八十年代以来,张先生的策展实践推动了中国艺术在国际的发展,他与栗宪庭先生联合策展的「后八九中国新艺术」1993年1月在香港艺术中心开展,开创性国际巡回展至1997年12月。作为「后八九中国新艺术」国际巡回展五十位参展艺术家中唯一的一位女性艺术家,年仅27岁的蔡锦由此开始受到国内外的广泛关注,作品也不断走上国际舞台,她的艺术之路也自此坚定自如的展开……此次展览将持续到2017年11月19日,欢迎各位莅临参观。

“A Gathering of Flower Fairies: Cai Jin Solo Exhibition” will open at Triumph Gallery on October 14th, 2017. This exhibition is held by Triumph Gallery for the latest individual works, by Ms. Cai Jin for the second time since the “Static and Flowing: Cai Jin Solo Exhibition” in 2015. The exhibition consists of four sections—Drawings, Canna, Landscape, and Installations. The exhibition itself reveals Cai Jin’s art appearance in a relatively complete form. In the exhibited representative Canna series, there is the first piece of Canna, Canna 1, created in 1991. There’s also the gigantic piece of Canna, Canna 365, which took one year and a half to create between March 2016 and October 2017. Furthermore, the first piece of video Canna will be also presented in this exhibition.

 

It is a great honor that we invited Mr.Chang Tsong-Zung as the curator of Cai Jin’s solo exhibition. Mr. Chang has been active in curating Chinese exhibitions since 1980s, which promoted the development of Chinese art around the globe. The seminal exhibition “China’s New Art Post 1989,” co-curated by Mr.Chang and Mr. Li Xianting, was inaugurated at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in January 1993, and toured internationally until December 1997. Cai Jin was the only female artist that was presented in “China’s New Art Post 1989” among fifty artists in total. Since then, the 27-years-old Cai Jin started to attract great attention both in China and around the world. Her works began to appear on the international stage constantly. In the meanwhile, her art career unfolded firmly and freely... The exhibition will continue to Nov.19.2017, warmly welcome to visit our exhibition.


花朝绽放的自由香气

张颂仁

 

‘食色性也’的真谛在近世科学的透视镜下掀开了新页。味蕾的普世魅力背后还隐藏一个秘密,就是味觉享受其实源自于嗅觉。实验室声称:口腔的味道,九成以上来自嗅觉。所以‘香气袭人’才是‘性也’之本。难怪历代雅士偏爱时花。

十二花神之美各有千秋,不过重点不在花貌,而根本在于花香。花香之幽、暗、清、浓,烘托了花貌的雅、秀、丽、豔,使人心荡,让人神迷。

在时代政治荡迁和资本消费炫目的世代,多元意识型态对思想与感官的支配竞出奇招,人的真性何以自持,实在是艺术家最须关切的首要大事。中国在九十年代开始全面接受消费文化衝击,艺术思潮在‘八五’以后又一次面对全新的挑战,大多艺术家的神经立即被新政治经济的文化意义所挑动,为此调整创作的焦点,而当年还是新晋的蔡锦也在其列。不同的是,蔡锦感受到的新风不在于思潮激变,而著意在新时代经济竞相争取的感官空间、感性魅力。她在这里嗅到了一丝自由的空气。那不是新自由商业的空气,也不是对旧生活的反抗,而是来自彻底摆脱一切抽象思潮的人性空间。路边腐朽的美人蕉叶在不经意之间惊动了肉体的欲望,使蔡锦不顾一切地投入她对这个感觉的描述,企图在重複的画题下陈述一个人性的真谛。肉体的感性欲望突然把人与天地的生命结合一起,神奇地解脱了所有的社会束缚。她在乡村路边嗅到了花神的召唤。

花朝节在每年二月中旬,订于华夏情人节的元宵之后一个月,当天举国为百花庆祝生日。花朝节传统的深意,或许正是为了食色之性的人性庆祝生日。在声色和口腹之欲的背后,在花貌与风月的情景的掩护之下,花气不动声色地开启了人性的感性如来,动员了被神教和政教所压抑的天地之心,由是打开了超越社会制度与任何宗教信仰的自由天地。十二花神的秘笈看来竟是季节的花香, 袭人的香气才是欲望的钥匙。人性本来的情欲,不由得意识型态支配,那是与生俱来的自由。

难怪蔡锦对各路花仙花神的迷恋!

                                  序花仙集于中华人民共和第六十八年国庆日