《勞動動態》卡葳塔・瓦卡娜嫣恩 個展|7.20-8.31| 就在藝術空間


展期: 07/ 20/ 2019-08/ 31/ 2019
開幕: 07/ 20(六)4:00pm
開幕表演 ‘Knit’: 07/ 20(六)5:00pm
展覽地點: 就在藝術空間(10658 台北市大安區信義路三段 147 巷 45 弄 2 號一樓 )
Website: https://www.projectfulfill.com/the-repetitiveness-of-work—kawita-vatanajyankur-solo-exhibition.html
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就在藝術空間很榮幸於七月份推出第57屆威尼斯雙年展泰國館的參展藝術家之一,行為錄像藝術家卡葳塔・瓦卡娜嫣恩(Kawita Vatanajyankur)在台灣首次個展「勞動動態」,展出《Work》與《Performing Textiles》兩個錄像系列作品。開幕當天藝術家將在畫廊現場呈現《Knit》行為表演。此表演曾於2018年曼谷藝術雙年展和2019年阿布札比文化高峰會演出的。展覽開幕訂於7月20日(週六)下午4點,行為表演於下午5點。

瓦卡娜嫣恩的錄像作品探討泰國女性經常承擔的艱難勞工過程與使用的工具,這些行為透過高度色彩影像製作形式與身體脆弱的耐力雙面呈現,引發關於勞動,消費、女權主義與藝術家生活所經歷的社會議題。

前期《Work》系列的行為表演是模仿在某種狀態或物件所需要呈現的某個特定動作例如魚兒上鉤、磅秤等,並不斷的重複它或是承受著隨時間增加的重量。藝術家在有限的-通常是被懸吊著的動作或手勢、重複著一個行為中,探索自己身與心的界線。而觀眾此時被定位為證人和旁觀者:介於對峙與誘惑之間,藝術家創造的迷人視覺畫面與強烈的身體感成為她作品中的衝突與張力。

新系列《Performing Textiles》錄像系列中,瓦卡娜嫣恩將她的身體化身為製造紡織品使用的機器,例如鉤針或纏線機,在肉體性(physicality)與表演性 (performativity)交叉衝擊中產生視覺的不協調。在詩意又野蠻的狀態下,她試圖探討女性角色的重要性在文化觀點中如何被看待,並犀利地檢視當代社會普遍面臨的勞動價值與人類平等問題。

這次展覽是就在藝術空間與曼谷畫廊Nova Contemporary的合作計畫。
另外,就在藝術空間榮幸作為高雄市立美術館與東京森美術館攜手策畫之展覽「太陽雨:1980年代至今的東南亞當代藝術」串連夥伴,提供國際當代藝術交流平台,推廣台灣與東南亞地區的藝術家對話與合作。

The Repetitiveness of Work
Kawita Vatanajyankur Solo Exhibition

Dates: 20 July – 31 August 2019
Opening: Saturday 20 July at 4:00pm
‘Knit’ Performance Saturday: 20 July at 5:00pm
Venue: Project Fulfill Art Space (1F., No. 2, Alley 45, Lane 147, Sec. 3, Sinyi Rd., Taipei 10658)
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Project Fulfill Art Space is pleased to present Thai artist Kawita Vatanajyankur’s first solo exhibition in Taiwan titled ‘The Repetitiveness of Work’. Vatanajyankur was previously selected to represent the Thailand Pavilion exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale. The exhibition will showcase video-based performances from her powerful ‘Work’ series and her latest ‘Performing Textiles’ series. For the exhibition opening Vatanajyankur will perform her work ‘Knit’, previously performed at the 2018 Bangkok Art Biennale and the 2019 Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi. The opening will be held on 20 July 2019 at 4pm with the performance at 5pm.

Vatanajyankur’s art practice examines the physical manifestation of manual labor processes often undertaken by women in Thailand. These actions are presented through the double-lens of a hyper-colored formal composition and a study into the physical abilities and vulnerabilities of the body, combining as works that provoke questions of labor, consumption, feminism and the artist’s lived experience.

In her previous video series ‘Work’ the artist uses her body to imitate the particular motions of tools or processes used in everyday labor, such as the repetitive raising and lowering of a fishing line, or a set of scales that are increasingly weighed down by falling produce. A choreographed range of restrained movements or gestures often involves the artist’s body being suspended or contorted, exploring and exploiting her physical and psychological limits through repetitive actions and endurance. The audience is positioned both as witness and spectator; pulled between Vatanajyankur’s alluring aesthetics and the confronting physicality that operates as the central tension of the artist’s practice.

In her latest ‘Performing Textiles’ series Kawita Vatanajyankur’s work presents her body as the machines and processes used within the manufacturing of textiles, such as the shuttle used in weaving, or the movements of a circular loom, presenting a striking incongruence that lives at the intersection between physicality and performativity. Poetic and savage, Vatanajyankur explores the cultural significance of the female form, raising universal contemporary questions towards the value of labor and the equality of humanity.

This exhibition in presented in collaboration with Nova Contemporary, Bangkok. Additionally, Project Fulfill Art Space is pleased to be a collaborating partner and platform of exchange for artists across Southeast Asia and beyond, in conjunction with the current touring exhibition ‘Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now’, presented by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and Mori Art Museum.


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