塵念塵:神話與人間 |11.17-12.30|立方計劃空間、非常廟藝文空間

塵念塵:神話與人間 |11.17-12.30|立方計劃空間、非常廟藝文空間

 

塵念塵:神話與人間 
dust to dust: of myths and men
2018. 11. 17-12. 30
立方計劃空間、非常廟藝文空間

策展人|凱文・穆蘭(Kevin Muhlen)
藝術家|卡羅琳娜・馬凱維奇 & 巴斯卡・皮洪(Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron)和馬可・葛丁荷(Marco Godinho)
展期|2018. 11. 17 – 12. 30(週三至週日,2-8 pm,週一週二休館)
開幕酒會與活動|2018. 11. 17(週六)
∎ 2-5 pm 開幕酒會與刺青活動
@非常廟藝文空間(台北市新生北路三段56巷17號)
∎ 4-6 pm 開幕酒會
@立方計劃空間(台北市羅斯福路四段136巷1弄13號2樓)
∎ 8 pm 開幕表演 Away from that line, in toward the Earth
@貝洛音樂工作室(近捷運中正紀念堂站,地址:台北市中正區羅斯福路一段94號B1)


國際交流展「塵念塵:神話與人間」由盧森堡卡西諾當代藝術中心、立方計劃空間及非常廟藝文空間共同主辦,展覽由卡西諾當代藝術中心館長凱文・穆蘭擔任策展人,邀請兩組藝術家:卡羅琳娜・馬凱維奇 & 巴斯卡・皮洪及馬可・葛丁荷,延續今年4月來台駐地所開啟的創作計畫,並於11月17日至12月30日在非常廟及立方空間展出。11月17日(六)開幕酒會將自非常廟藝文空間(2-5 pm)延續至立方計劃空間(4-6 pm),最後在策展人凱文・穆蘭帶來的音樂演出(8pm)中為兩處的展覽揭開序幕。
此外,本國際交流計畫第二階段,將由立方計劃空間及非常廟藝文空間策劃放映展,於2019年夏秋在盧森堡卡西諾當代藝術中心展出。

▀ 策展概念

塵為始,塵為終。塵乃萬物之初體與遺屍。塵乃昔、乃今、乃未來。歲月死滯於塵。
空中塵懸,塵浮。塵為無物亦萬物。

本展的三位藝術家包括:雙人組卡羅琳娜・馬凱維奇 & 巴斯卡・皮洪(Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron)和馬可・葛丁荷(Marco Godinho),以他們的經歷所遭遇的物質性和精神性的紀錄,來探索我們的當代世界與社會。社會性政治與古老神話、哲學共棲於此,現實與盤據人類思想數百年的抽象、無形概念也在此相會。誠然,於此過程中創造的諸多故事,將成為日常的詩句,成為映照現實的新神話與虛構故事。
經過文化與語境的置換、消逝──甚至破壞──概念因而轉變,但意義與理解也有所得失,這是本展論述的核心。藝術家刻意透過消弭一部分的敘事片段和拆散結構來模糊界線,留給觀眾一處思索整體和以心智來填補斷裂的空間。
本展將自身散佈於兩處——立方計劃空間與非常廟藝文空間——使得觀眾只能以身體在台北市的移動,才能捕捉到展覽的全貌。對於藝術家透過本展作品所挑動和質疑的概念移動,觀眾的遷徙即成為一種回響。
循著這幾條塵聚與塵散之徑,藝術家開展他們的概念,寫出神話與人類的諸多故事。(文/凱文・穆蘭 Kevin Muhlen)

▀ 關於策展人

凱文‧穆蘭(Kevin Muhlen)
1977年生於盧森堡,現任盧森堡卡西諾當代藝術中心館長。在布魯塞爾及斯特拉斯堡取得藝術史學位後,他自2004年起便任職於卡西諾當代藝術中心,並於2009年至2015年間擔任該館的藝術總監。
2016年,穆蘭啟動了卡西諾當代藝術中心的重整計畫,將展館的關注重點投注於舉辦國際藝術家的個展。除此之外,也時常受邀在其他國家的展覽計畫擔任客座策展人。他曾於2007年和2017年,擔任威尼斯雙年展盧森堡國家館的策展人。穆蘭經常參與各種畫冊與出版品的計畫,同時也是盧森堡公共藝術委員會的主席。

▀ 關於藝術家

卡羅琳娜・馬凱維奇 & 巴斯卡・皮洪(Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron)
跨領域藝術雙人組,他們共同編導實驗紀錄片、劇情片和劇場演出。主要關注於講述與描繪故事來反映人類在社會和歷史中的處境。馬凱維奇與皮洪的第一支紀錄片〈Mos Stellarium〉內容聚焦於六位年輕移民的故事,該片曾以電影的形式發表於多場國際影展,並以四頻道錄像裝置的形式,共同代表列支敦士登參與2015年第56屆威尼斯雙年展。
目前馬凱維奇與皮洪正在製作系列短片〈現實的邊際效應〉(Side Effects of Reality),該片的性質介於實驗紀錄片與劇情片之間。他們也嘗試以繪畫的形式處理影片靜照和嘗試實驗性攝影的不同技術,對不同故事創作出具連貫性的圖像。對「影像為何」的質疑和分析,是他們藝術研究的重心。
馬凱維奇與皮洪也正進行以「一地」為基礎的虛擬實境的製作準備,〈我的認同〉(My Identity)即是其中一項延伸作品,預計在2020年於盧森堡卡西諾當代藝術中心發表,並作為2021 年連續十部VR系列〈人力資源〉(Human Resources)計畫的序幕。他們同時也在製作紀錄片〈目擊證人〉(The Living Witnesses),這是一部關於二戰,以及今日歐洲聲勢漸漲的民粹主義者、右翼運動的紀錄片。他們的下一檔展覽將舉辦於2019年三月盧森堡的「攝影月」之中。更多資訊:www.markiewicz-piron.com

馬可・葛丁荷(Marco Godinho)
1978年出生於葡萄牙,生活、工作於盧森堡埃希特纳赫和法國巴黎。受到自身流浪生活與懸置在不同的語言、文化之間的影響,以及來自文學和詩歌的養分,多年來他一直透過後觀念的實踐,細膩地探索流亡、記憶和地理學的議題。作品形式從裝置、錄像到繪畫,馬可・葛丁荷以個人經驗和多元文化主義描繪出一張世界地圖。 馬可・葛丁荷將於2019年代表盧森堡國家館參加威尼斯雙年展,同年並且在法國巴黎的勒帕维斯當代藝術中心舉辦個展。

▀ 開幕活動

刺青互動|〈永遠的移民〉(刺青),2018
2018. 11. 17(週六)2-5 pm 免費刺青互動 @非常廟藝文空間(台北市新生北路三段56巷17號)

在展覽「塵念塵:神話與人間」開幕當天一位本地的刺青藝術家將免費為展覽的觀眾在身上刺下當天的日期(2018年11月17日)以及藝術家馬可・葛丁荷的作品〈永遠的移民〉。

音樂表演|Away from that line, in toward the earth
2018. 11. 17(週六)8 pm @貝洛音樂工作室(近捷運中正紀念堂站,地址:台北市中正區羅斯福路一段94號B1)

凱文・穆蘭自今二十五年的音樂家生涯主要是參與金屬樂團ExInferis(1998-2011)以及後金屬樂團soleilnoir(2011-2016),他曾與這些樂團於多處巡演並發行唱片。
近期,受到噪音和沉續音樂(drone music)的啟發,他開始從事抽象聲音創作與作曲。他對音樂的探索與視覺藝術領域有著緊密的連結,因而作品也會在不同的藝術計畫中呈現。
表演Away from that line, in toward the earth的作曲與演出與藝術家安格羅・曼基尼(Angelo Mangini)、加斯特・布歇(Gast Bouschet)與娜丁・希爾伯(Nadine Hilbert)合作,影像部分由布歇-希爾伯(Bouschet-Hilbert)製作。

共同主辦|盧森堡卡西諾當代藝術中心、立方計劃空間、非常廟藝文空間
贊助單位|財團法人國家文化藝術基金會、台北市文化局、盧森堡國家文化補助
* 立方計劃空間由國藝會、台北市文化局、RC文化藝術基金會及陳泊文先生贊助營運

Curator | Kevin Muhlen
Artist | Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron, Marco Godinho
Date | 17 Nov. – 30 Dec., 2018
Venue | TheCube Project Space (2F, No. 13, Aly. 1, Lane 136, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei, Taiwan)
Hours | Wed.to Sun., 2 – 8 pm (closed on Mon. and Tues.)
Opening |17 Nov. (Sat.), 2018
∎ 2 – 5 pm _ Opening and tattoo activity
@VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec.3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei City 104, Taiwan.)
∎ 4 – 6 pm _ Opening @TheCube Project Space
∎ 8 pm _ Performance (by Kevin Muhlen)
@Beryl Music Studio (B1., No.94, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan)

The international exchange exhibition “dust to dust: of myths and men” will be presented by Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, TheCube Project Space, and VT Artsalon. The exhibition is curated by Kevin Muhlen, director of the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, featuring the collaborative work by Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron, and the work from Marco Godinho. The artists are invited back to continue their art projects that they’ve initiated during their short residency in Taiwan in April 2018, and to present their final work at VT Artsalon and TheCube Project Space from Nov. 17 to Dec. 30, 2018. The opening of the exhibition will start on Nov 17 (Sat.) at VT Artsalon (2 – 5 pm) and will later move to TheCube Project Space (4 – 6 pm). The exhibition is also launched with a music performance by Kevin Muhlen towards the end (8 pm).

In addition, for the second phase of this international exchange, TheCube Project Space and VT Artsalon will curate screening programs which shall be presented at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain during the summer and autumn of 2019.

Curatorial Statement
by Kevin Muhlen

Dust as a beginning and an end. Dust as primal matter and last remains. Dust as the past, the present and the future. Dust as a dead layer of the passing of time.
Dust as lively particles suspended in the air. Dust as nothing, Dust as everything.

In this exhibition three artists, the duo Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron, as well as Marco Godinho, explore our contemporary world and society through physical and mental recordings of the realms they encounter. Here the socio-political cohabitates with ancient mythology and philosophy, the factual reality meets the abstract and immaterial conceptions that have been populating human minds for centuries. Of course the stories created by this process become new myths, fictions of our reality and poems to the everyday.
Shifts of notions, but also loss and gain of meaning and comprehension through cultural or contextual displacements, disappearances – even destruction – are at the core of the exhibitions statement. Hence the artists are deliberately blurring the lines by progressively erasing parts of their narrative and fragmenting the structure to leave the viewers questioning the whole and filling in the gaps mentally.
The exhibition itself spreads over two exhibition spaces – TheCube Project Space and VT Artsalon – making it impossible for the public to grasp it’s entirety without engaging in a physical movement through the city of Taipei. This migration of the public is an echo to the shifts provoked and questioned by the artists through the works in the exhibition itself.
It is in these trails of dust – gathered or spread – that the artists develop their concepts and write their stories of myths and men.

∎ Curator
Kevin Muhlen
Born 1977 in Luxembourg. He is currently director of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain. After studing in art history in Brussels and Strasbourg, he started to work at Casino Luxembourg in 2004. Between 2009 and 2015, he was artistic director of the institution.
In 2016, Kevin Muhlen initiated the renovation of Casino. The art centre’s programme is mainly focused on solo shows by international artists. Besides the exhibitions at Casino he is also regularly invited as guest curator for projects abroad. In 2007 and 2017 he was curator of the Luxembourg pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
He is a regular contributor to different catalogues and publications. Kevin Muhlen is also president of Luxembourg’s public art commission.

∎ Artists
Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron
Work as a multidisciplinary artist duo, they co-direct films (experimental documentary and fiction) and theater plays. Their main interest is to tell and illustrate stories in the reflection of the human condition in society and history.
Mos Stellarium their first documentary that focuses on the lives of six young migrants, has been released as a film in cinemas and at international festivals and presented as a 4-channel video installation, co-representing Liechtenstein at the 2015 56th Venice Biennale.
Currently they are working on their short film series Side Effects of Reality, which oscillates between experimental documentation and fiction. They also make paintings from different film stills and work on different techniques of experimental photography to create a coherent illustration of different stories. The questioning and analysis of what an image is, is a central point of their artistic research.
They are also in pre-production of a location based virtual reality (VR) experience, My Identity is this expanse, planned for 2020 at Casino Luxembourg art center. This project is the prologue of a ten episodes VR series Human Resources, planned for 2021. They also develop a documentary. The Living Witnesses is about the Second World War and the populist and right-wing movements growing today all over Europe. The next exhibition is in March 2019 during the Month of Photography in Luxembourg. Further information: www.markiewicz-piron.com

Marco Godinho
Born 1978 in Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal. Lives and works between Echternach, Luxembourg and Paris, France. He has been for a number of years now, sensitively tackling with a post-conceptual practice, the notions of exile, memory, and geography inspired by his own experience of nomadic life, suspended between different languages and cultures and nourished by literature and poetry. From installations and videos to drawings and collaborative pieces, his works form a map of a world shaped by personal experiences and multiculturalism.
Marco Godinho has been selected to represent the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg at the Biennale Arte 2019 – 58th International art exhibition in Venice.

∎ Opening Activity
Tattoo Activity | Foever Immigrant (Tattoo), 2018
17 Nov., 2018 (Sat.) 2 – 5 pm @VT Artsalon(B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec.3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei City 104, Taiwan.)

– For the exhibition, dust to dust: of myths and men, a local tattoo artist will tattoo the day of the opening (November 17, 2018) and for free the work, Forever Immigrant, of the artist Marco Godinho on the body of the visitors.

Music Performance | Away from that line, in toward the earth (by Kevin Muhlen)
17 Nov., 2018 (Sat.) 8pm @Beryl Music Studio (B1., No.94, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan)

– Kevin Muhlen been a musician for more than 25 years his main past projects being the metal band ExInferis (1998-2011) and the post-metal band soleilnoir (2011-2016). He has toured extensively and released numerous records with both bands.
Recently he has been interested in abstract sound creations and compositions, inspired by noise and drone. His musical explorations are closely connected to the visual arts field and he his recent work has been produced in the framework of different artistic projects.
The score for Away from that line, in toward the earth was composed and performed in collaboration with Angelo Mangini and the artists Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert. The performance will feature a video projection by Bouschet-Hilbert.

Co-organizer | Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, TheCube Project Space, VT Artsalon
Sponsor | National Culture and Arts Foundation, Department of Culture Affairs, Taipei City Government, Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg
* TheCube Project Space is sponsored by National Culture and Arts Foundation, Department of Culture Affairs, Taipei City Government, RC Culture and Arts Foundation and Dr. Chen Po-Wen.