绿光 The Green Ray

2017.9.2-2017.10.10

  | Artist徐弘、潘剑、何杰、涂曦、许宏翔

Xu Hong、Pan Jian、He Jie、Tu Xi、Xu Hongxiang

开幕时间| Opening Ceremony2017.9.2 4:00 pm

展览时间| Exhibition Period2017.9.2-10.10

展览地址| Venue·凯旋画廊 Triumph Gallery




·凯旋画廊将于2017年9月2日推出青年艺术家群展——《绿光》,呈现徐弘、潘剑、何杰、涂曦、许宏翔五位优秀艺术家的精品力作。

“绿光,是一种非常罕见的天文现象,该现象发生需要具备很多条件,与气温、水汽的交互作用有关,常在日落时发生。”

“人的一生只要看到一道绿光,许下的愿望都会实现。”

伴随着中国社会经济的高速发展,当代艺术进入了某种模糊状态:一方面艺术市场急速发展,学术的引导沦为了市场的供需。艺术家所面对外部环境越来越实际,艺术的实践预设了某种功利的形态,作品风格的确立成为了外在博弈的结果;另一方面,信息的开放,国内外交流的频繁,多样文化以及不同思想在此交融,艺术家自身内容越来越复杂,所承担的问题和需要诉说的对象在每天巨大的话题市场里成为了关于话语权的争夺。

绿光,作为一种天文现象由于其罕见人们通过想象发展成为了某种完美的预言,这种模式暗合了当今艺术的某种特点:相信偶然,相信某种天地人和集力造势而成,艺术的成功成为了某种实践操作的方法,其本质意义被外部遮掩消解。

而对于此次展览,参展艺术家作品共同特点都基于个体的经验感悟来表达阐述,其作品内容并没有具体的批判对象和诉说方向,而是个体生命投放于当今现实社会生活中的一个自然回馈。无论是一个场景还是某个具体物件,都来自于五位艺术家自身过往记忆和生命体验。强烈的批判被弱化成个体的诉说,艺术所表达的对象从高大的社会内容散落于个体生命和外在关系的弱平衡中,这不是艺术的堕落,而是某种深化。

艺术来自于人的创造,它的基础剥离不了人性的内容。实际上伴随着二十世纪语言学转型,尤其是近年抽象艺术的兴起,艺术家更关注于一种概念“肉身”的制作,但形式自身已经过多承载了某种文化历史固有形态的压力。在全球化的今天,艺术不应受某种强势文化的引导或者本土文化的束缚,而应挖掘于更深层次的人性自身。所以此次展览的艺术家作品更关注于某种感性的内容,而不是一种理性的归纳;更注重作品后面故事的叙述,而不是一种总体性的概括,艺术回归于人的内容。正如儒勒·凡尔纳的小说《绿光》海伦娜错失看到绿光的良机感叹地说道:“既然我已经找到了幸福,就把寻找绿光的机会留给其他人吧……”这种个体的感受恰恰正是艺术的目的,“绿光”只是人们集体臆造的某种幻象。对于未来的方向,强调艺术家自身打开和坚守而不是整体的顺势而就,这也正是此次展览的态度和目的。

本次展览将持续到10月10日。

 

 

The group exhibition “The Green Ray”will open at Triumph Gallery on Sept.2 at 4:00pm.The exhibition featured paintings by five artist,including Xu Hong、Pan Jian、He Jie、Tu Xi and Xu Hongxiang.

"The green ray is a very rare optical phenomenon, which happens only at the proper interaction of temperature, water and vapor. It often occurs at sunset.

"Once you see a green ray, your wish will come true.”

With the rapid development of China's social economy, contemporary art has entered a certain fuzzy state. On the one hand, rushed by the prospering art market, academic guidance has become the product of market supply and demand. The external environment that the artists face is getting ever more practical, leading to the fact that the practice of art presupposes some kind of utilitarian form and the establishment of style becomes the result of the external game. On the other hand, in this society with free access to information, frequent cultural exchanges and diversified thinkings on various issues, the artist has to fight for the right to speak in the topical market with their complex works, imbued with all sorts of social problems targeting different audiences.

 

Just as the green ray, in light of its rarity, has been conceived as a perfect prophecy through people’s imagination, the contemporary art scene has become a place where successful art practice is believed to be the result of one certain method aided by occasional good chance, while its essential meaning has been obliterated by external obscurity

In this exhibition, the common characteristics of the works are based on the individual experience with no targeted audiences; they are merely projecting today’s social life. Whether the works are about a scene or a specific object, they are all derived from the five artists’ memory and life experience. In this way, aggressive criticism has been softened into individual narratives, and grand social themes scattered in the teetered balance between the individual life and its exterior environment, elevating the art practice instead of downgrading it.

A creation of man, art is imbedded with human nature. In fact, along with the linguistic transformation in the twentieth century, especially the rise of abstract art in recent years, the artist is more concerned about the conceptual flesh, while the form per se has been burdened with the stereotyped paradigm produced from a certain period of history. Against the backdrop of globalization, it is imperative that art not be coerced by the culture of the strong, nor should it be fettered by the local customs. Rather, art should explore deep into human nature, as is demonstrated in this exhibition, whose works are more sentimental story-telling than cut-and-dry generalization. As Helena, hero of Green Ray by Jules Vernes said when she missed the opportunity to see the flash: “Since I have found my happiness, let the chance of seeing the green ray be left to others...,” to express this kind of individual feeling is precisely the end of art as well as of this exhibition: that the green ray is nothing more than a collective illusion and should not serve as the guiding light; and the artists must stick to their own styles and continue to embrace new possibilities rather than go with the flow.

The exhibition will continue to Oct.10.