天地有大美-蔣勳個展|10.14-12.16|谷公館

天地有大美-蔣勳個展|10.14-12.16|谷公館

 

天地有大美 蔣勳個展
Great Beauty on Earth 
Chiang Hsun Solo Exhibition
展期|2018年10月14日(日) 至12月16日(日)
開幕|2018年10月14日(日) 下午三時至六時
地點|谷公館
更多資訊|www.michaelkugallery.com


蔣勳將於10月14日至12月16日期間,於台北谷公館舉辦「天地有大美」個展。此次亦為美學與文化藝術的重要推廣者蔣勳先生,繼今年六月於上海佳士得藝術中心舉辦的大陸首次個展之後,持續延伸至台北的展覽。2018 年適逢蔣勳七十歲之際,展覽將以蔣勳「藝術與人生」為線索,展出近年來的藝術創作,包括油畫、水墨、書法等作品。蔣勳上海首展獲得廣大迴響,數十年的文化底蘊與不間斷的藝術創作的探索,有時細膩有時鬆,有時在西洋油畫裡看見中國的筆意,在書法的字跡裡看見心情與生命的轉折。蔣勳以個人獨特的親和力,接近喜愛蔣勳文化美學的朋友。台北展覽除了上海展出的精選作品外,也增加了未於上海曝光的數件作品,形成一個新的展覽氣質。

蔣勳 1947 年生於西安,成長於臺灣。文化大學史學系、藝術研究所畢業。1972 年赴法國巴黎大學藝術研究所,1983年創立東海大學美術系並擔任系主任。數十年來推廣文化與美學教育,為整個華語世界的觀眾與讀者,帶來廣泛的啟發。蔣勳文筆清麗流暢並具感性與理性之美,出版過數本深受歡迎的小說、散文、藝術史、美學論述。在傳播美學的同時,蔣勳也一直從事藝術創作,他的創作源於生活,在藝術裡融合入獨特的”文學性”的氣息。臺灣 的太魯閣,淡水的風景,日出與日暮,在蔣勳的作品裡,都是心情的寫照。2014 年,蔣勳應「臺灣好基金會」的邀請,擔任池上駐村藝術家。位於花東縱谷的池上是臺灣有名的稻米之鄉,幾百公頃的稻田在終年不斷的風中翻浪, 遠處山丘白雲連綿。蔣勳畫下了這樣的風景,寫下了詩句。種種與「天地」、「生活」有關的歲月記載,在詩、書、畫相互自在的交流融通的結合背後,是一個開闊的藝術生命的態度。

「雲門舞集」創辦人林懷民為展覽撰寫了序言《書畫蔣勳》。他提到:「蔣勳的繪畫不追逐潮流,他的山水是內觀的思維,生活的修為。從故宮庫房上課的青澀學子到銀髮生輝的藝術家,他延伸文人畫的傳統,而自成一格,像他的詩文,溫潤地與眾人分享他的生命感悟。」

蔣勳為台北展覽寫道:「大學以後在台北故宮上課,看書法,看長卷,看燒成片段的「富春山居」,看東京大火後留著餘燼的「寒食帖」,還是從心裡覺得荒涼。斤斤計較藝術,會不會讀不懂「快雪時晴」,寥寥可數二十幾個字,不過是南朝文人醒來熱淚盈眶的一場夢,似真似假。不只南朝就要過去,大唐繁華也一再複製臨摹,那是一場永遠醒不過來的一場夢吧。「相尋夢裡路,飛雨落花中」,提筆寫宋晏幾道的句子,知道繁華若夢,飛雨落花,在路上有緣點頭相遇,同行同遊,也就珍惜罷了。六月在上海佳士得的個展,人潮洶湧,卻一直想忘了那熱鬧。十月在台北的個展,十一月在池上穀倉有「蔣勳私房畫展」,展出自己有點捨不得放手的作品,但是,當然遲早都要放手的。那是吳問卿最後燒「富春山居」的秘密心事嗎?」

關於谷公館

谷公館2008年成立於台北,為台灣新一代畫廊的代表之一。畫廊展出藝術家與展覽由幾部分組成:以台灣新一代的當代藝術為基礎,銜接入中國當代裡的華人當代藝術,再延伸至亞洲當代藝術,包括東南亞與日本當代藝術等。在國際當代藝術語言的前提下,思考本地文化脈絡下的文化特質,反映出的今日面貌。畫廊致力於與藝術家共同討論藝術的發展走向,每次的展覽都靈活地提出新的可能,或者以最適切的切入點,成現藝術家創作中最關心的主題探討,以及作品的本質面貌。

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Great Beauty on Earth Chiang Hsun Solo Exhibition
Exhibition Dates:14 October – 16 December, 2018
Opening:Sunday, 14 October, 15:00- 18:00

From 10/14 to 12/16, Michael Ku Gallery in Taipei will have the honor of holding Chiang Hsun’s solo exhibition “Great Beauty on Earth.” This exhibition is a continuation of Chiang Hsun’s first solo exhibition in China which was held in June at Christie’s, Shanghai. The year 2018 marks Chiang Hsun’s seventieth year on Earth, and his exhibition will retrospectively explore “art and life” through his oils, ink and wash paintings, and calligraphy works. His first solo exhibition in Shanghai — met with critical acclaim and popular success — was the result of decades of cultural accumulation and aesthetic exploration. His artistic expression ranges from meticulous to uninhibited, from subtle to bold. One can see the spirit of Chinese calligraphy within his paintings that employ Western media such as oil on canvas and from his calligraphy works and even trace the artist’s journey through life and emotions. Possessing a unique aura of personability, Chiang Hsun is always keen to connect with kindred spirits who share his love for culture and art. In addition to exhibiting select works from his Shanghai exhibition, the present exhibition will also reveal several new and exciting works that Chiang Hsun has yet to share with the world.

Born in Xi’an and raised in Taiwan, Chiang graduated from the Department of History and the Art Institute of the Chinese Culture University. In 1972, he studied at the Art Institute of University of Paris in France before moving back to Taiwan to found the Department of Fine Arts at Tunghai University, becoming its first dean in 1985. Chiang has been an active advocate for wider cultural and aesthetic education, working to enlighten audiences in the Chinese-speaking world. With a lucid, elegant and fluent writing style imbued with the beauty of sense and sensibility, Chiang has published a range of popular novels, essay collections, and literary works on art history and aesthetics. In recent years, Chiang Hsun has also used audiobooks as a medium through which to share his interpretations of Chinese poetry and literary classics, generating great resonance and impact among the Chinese-speaking public.

In addition to being a leading theorist on art and aesthetics, Chiang Hsun is also an active art maker whose inspiration stems from daily life and has a distinct literary flavor. His work mirrors his moods, depicting subjects such as Taroko Gorge, the scenery of Tam Sui, and sunrises in Taiwan. In 2014, Chiang Hsun was invited by the Lovely Taiwan Foundation to be an artist-in-residence in Chishang township, situated in the Eastern Rift Valley. As Chishang is famous for the cultivation of rice, the town’s rolling paddy fields, distant hills, and flowing clouds were all captured and reproduced by Chiang Hsun in his paintings and poems. Chiang’s records of time, life and the universe, expressed through the interplay between poetry, calligraphy and paintings, in turn conveys his open attitude towards art and life.

About Michael Ku Gallery

Founded by Michael Ku in 2008, Michael Ku Gallery plays a leading and vital role in Taiwan’s gallery scene of new generation. The Gallery presents artists and exhibitions ranging from Taiwanese contemporary art, connecting with Chinese contemporary art deriving from Mainland China then extending to Asian contemporary art covering both Southeast Asian and Japanese contemporary art. On the basis of the language of international contemporary art, the Gallery considers and pursues the unique features from Taiwan’s local culture in order to bring out the current circumstances. The Gallery is also dedicated to working with the artists on developing the future paths of arts, tries to suggest new possibilities with the exhibitions, or to presents subtly the core subjects that the artists explore and the nature of the artwork during the creative process.

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