[不]可見的維度| 03.14-04.14|絕對空間 x 2019臺南新藝獎

策展人|陳明惠(國立成功大學創意產業設計研究所及科技藝術碩士學位學程副教授、成大藝術中心展覽組組長)

  • 展出藝術家|洪譽豪(得主藝術家)x 英國 Mike Stubbs(邀請藝術家)
  • 展覽期間|2019 / 03 / 14 – 2019/04/14
  • 開幕茶會|2019 / 03 / 17 (日) 3pm
  • 地點| 絕對空間 x 2019臺南新藝獎術家座談|2019 / 03 / 17 (日) 3:30pm

策展論述|
「2019臺南新藝獎」以「[不]可見的維度」為名,期待以當代藝術的多樣貌,再現當今生活中可見與不可見的地景或人文氛圍。本展覽不僅以藝術的手法重新詮釋,並再現我們日常生活中可見的三維度空間裡的人事物,並以藝術家的想像與對於生命的體悟,呈現那一層不可見,且代表時間、人文、哲學之抽象維度,也就是超維度空間。「2019臺南新藝獎」以扶持新生代藝術家為主旨,並特別邀請中生代與前輩藝術家與這些徵選出來的新生代藝術家一起展出,期待作品可以對話並相輔相成。展出作品議題涉及具體可辨識、抽象具哲思的不同面相,包含:城市街景的繁華、歷史景物及其文化意涵、性別的曖昧、廢墟之惆悵感、居住議題、市井文化之戲劇性、機車文化與年輕世代之不確定性等。
本展覽集結十組來自臺灣、英國、挪威,跨不同世代與文化背景的當代藝術家,一起在臺南共十個藝術空間展出,展現藝術家對於可見的生活景象、人誌、地誌之再現、拼組與解構,更對於那確實存在但又不可見的生命感,及對於社會與人文現象的批判與反思,作品透過繪畫、複合媒材、新媒體、陶藝、雕塑、攝影、電腦繪圖等不同創作形式來重新詮釋。「2019臺南新藝獎」不僅呈現國內不同世代藝術家之優秀作品,更透過國外藝術家在臺南之現地創作,期待臺南藝術界更具當代且國際的視野與風格,及呈現臺南這城市在當代藝術的意識型態上之多樣性與敏銳度。

關於策展人 陳明惠|
國立成功大學創意產業設計研究所、科技藝術碩士學位學程副教授,成大藝術中心展覽組組長,現任臺灣女性藝術協會理事長。英國羅芙堡大學藝術史及理論哲學博士(英國政府ORS海外學人獎學金)。以中、英文出版多篇文章於國際重要期刊與學術專書,包含《當代策展藝術及實踐:身體、性別、科技》(五南,2018)、《East Asian Journal of Popular Culture》(2016)、《跨界:當代藝術中的游轉與鄉愁》(典藏,2015)、《Else Art Journal》(2014)、《n.paradoxa》(2010、2012)、《Gender and Women’s Leadership》(Sage,2010)等。同時是國際策展人,代表性的策展計畫包含「女潮:女性主體與藝術創作展」(國立臺灣工藝研究發展中心,2018-2019)、「L.A.B.:2018成大雙²年展-科技與藝術」(成大藝術中心,2018-2019)、「身體風景:派翠西亞‧匹斯尼尼」(毓繡美術館,2016)、「表面皮層:英國藝術家費爾.賽耶」(高雄市立美術館,2015)、「突擊共和國」(英國曼特斯特亞洲藝術三年展,2014)、「後人類慾望」(台北當代藝術館,2013-2014)等。

關於得主藝術家 洪譽豪|
1989年生於臺北,國立臺灣藝術大學新媒體藝術研究所碩士。創作主題專注於將新媒體情境中之虛擬與現實表現於地理誌圖像,在常民空間投注社會認知與群體流動的凝視經驗。展覽經歷包括:「流動的街區」個展(國美館)、「流離之所」個展(水谷藝術);參展第6屆「波蘭波茲南中介雙年展」等。榮獲「2017基隆美展-新媒體藝術類」首獎、「2018 全國美展—新媒體藝術類」金牌獎等;作品典藏於文化部「藝術銀行」、有章藝術博物館等。作品探討今日臺灣,殖民後的痕跡不只遺留於場域空間,更刻畫於勞動階級的人民。沒落的萬華因為最早開發而成為臺北最舊城區,巷弄中的傳統市場及年華逝去的性工作者並存於當代的市井空間中,共同的文化產物與交易行為相互依存。藝術家使用3D掃描封存巷弄圖景,將當代的舊城場域重製,以零碎的樣貌呈現文化碎片的流浪狀態,市景圖像呼應著曾經的歷史意象,流動並匯聚於當下的時間軸向。

關於邀請藝術家 Mike Stubbs(英)|
Mike Stubbs的作品涵蓋影像、表演和新媒體裝置藝術。他的大部分作品與其他人共同完成,透過跨領域研究來探討權力、科技、工作與身分等主題。Mike Stubbs曾參與各項國際展出,例如利物浦藍外套文創園區(Bluecoat)、阿德萊德實驗藝術基金會(EAF)、倫敦泰特美術館及泰特現代藝術館、紐卡索波羅的海當代藝術中心以及奧克蘭影像中心(MIC)。其作品亦收藏在墨爾本澳洲影像中心和倫敦科學博物館。獲得的獎項包括:「賽爾提克獨立影展」一等獎、「盧卡諾影展」金鉛筆獎、日本「越後妻有大地藝術祭三年展」芭芭拉倫敦獎、塞爾維亞「黑山媒體藝術節」金鳳凰獎、格拉茲及奧斯納布魯克「奧柏豪森影展」一等獎。
Mike Stubbs亦擔任策展人,近期被任命為英國Creative Doncaster 20-22的創意監製。在此之前,他曾任利物浦藝術及創意科技基金會(FACT)總監,同時也是利物浦約翰摩爾斯大學媒體與策展學程的教授。他於2017年與Rob La Frenais共同為國立臺灣美術館策畫「萬無引力」展覽。藝術家在2004年獲得加拿大班夫藝術中心提供的弗列克獎學金,並加入了皇家文藝學會。他曾於皇家藝術學院、卡迪夫藝術學院和貝德福德學院求學。

主辦單位:台南市政府文化局
協辦單位:絕對空間
營運贊助:國藝會

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2019 Next Art Tainan: Invisible Dimensions

Curator|Ming Turner (Associate Professor at the Institute of Creative Industries Design and Techno Art Program at National Cheng Kung University)

Artists|Hung Yu-Hao x Mike Stubbs (UK)

Date|2019 / 03 / 14 – 2019 / 04 / 14
Opening|2019 / 03 / 17 (Sun.) 3pm
Artist talk|2019 / 03 / 17 (Sun.) 3:30pm

Curatorial Statement|
The title of the 2019 Next Art Tainan exhibition is “Invisible Dimensions”, which aims to represent the diversity of contemporary art, and both the visible and the invisible landscape and culture. The exhibition visualizes three dimensional people and objects, and through the artists’ imagination and their reinterpretation of life, the work also visualizes the invisible trans-dimensions of our everyday life, such as the abstract concepts of time, humanity and philosophy. 2019 Next Art Tainan aims to support emerging and talented young artists by inviting specially selected established artists to exhibit their work alongside theirs, as a result of which the art will have a dialogue and will respond to each other. The themes of the exhibited work cover both recognizable and conceptual aspects of our surroundings, including the prosperity of our urban landscape, historical artifacts and their cultural connotations, the ambiguities of gender, the melancholy of abandoned relics, discourses pertaining to housing, the dramatic effect of grassroots culture, scooter culture and the uncertainties being faced by the younger generations.
The exhibition features ten groups of artists from Taiwan, the UK and Norway, from a diverse range of generations and cultural backgrounds, who will exhibit their works in ten different galleries across Tainan. The project features a representation, construction and deconstruction of the visible living environment and its people, as well as challenging and re-considering the exiting, yet invisible, dimensions of life, society and culture. The exhibited works include paintings, multi-media, new media, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and computer-generated images, among others. 2019 Next Art Tainan presents a range of excellent artworks created by artists of different generations, and furthermore, by inviting international artists to create site-specific work in Taiwan, the project expects to embrace more contemporary and international visions and ambitions, and thereby draw attention to the senses of contemporaneity, diversity and sensitivity in art in Tainan city.

About the Curator|
Ming Turner is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Creative Industries Design and the Master Program on the Techno Art at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), and she is also the head of exhibitions of the NCKU Art Center. She is currently the chairperson of Taiwan Women’s Art Association. She was awarded her PhD in Art History and Theory at Loughborough University, UK (with an Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) granted by the UK government). She has published widely in both English and Chinese, including The Art of Contemporary Curation and Its Realisation: Body, Gender and Technology (Taipei: Wu-Nan Publishing, 2018), East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (2016), Crossing Borders: Transition and Nostalgia in Contemporary Art (Taipei: Artouch, 2015), Else Art Journal (2014), n.paradoxa (2010, 2012), and Gender and Women’s Leadership (London: Sage, 2010). She has curated various projects internationally, including Femi-Flow: Creating Female Subjectivity in Art (National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, 2018-2019), L.A.B: 2018 NCKU Bi2ennial – Technology and Art (NCKU Art Center, 2018-2019), Bodyscape: Patricia Piccinini (Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art, 2016), Surface Epidermis: Phil Sayers (Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 2015), Pop-up Republics (Asia Triennial Manchester, UK, 2014) and Post-humanist Desire (MOCA Taipei, 2013-2014), among others.

About Artist Hung Yu-Hao|
Born in Taipei in 1989, Huang earned an MFA degree from the New Media Art Institute of National Taiwan University of Arts. The theme of his artworks focus on virtuality and reality in new media contexts, which are represented in geographical images and as social cognition. He has participated in the following exhibitions: solo exhibition “On Fluid Street” (NTMOFA), solo exhibition “Drifting District” (Waley Art) and the “6th Mediation Biennale”, Poznan, Poland, among others. He received the Gold Medal of the “2018 National Art Exhibition, ROC”, and first prize of the “2017 Keelung Art Exhibition”. Some of his artworks are held in the collections of the Art Bank, Ministry of Culture, and in Yo-Chang Art Museum.
In Taiwan, post-colonial traces can be seen in the Wanhua District of Taipei, which was prosperous in the past. Wanhua became the oldest urban district in Taipei because of it being the earliest development area in Taipei. The traditional markets and the ageing sex workers who were based here now co-exist in the contemporary market space. The culture in Wanhua is mixed with its traditional local culture, a unique landscape, and the sex industry. Hung utilizes 3D scanning to capture the lanes and maps, and re-makes the old city, showing the ongoing flux of cultural appearances. The city echoes the historical images of the past, which converges with those of the present day.

About Artist Mike Stubbs|
The artist’s work encompasses video, performance and new media installation. Exploring themes such as power, technology, work and identity, much of his work has been made with people through a process of interdisciplinary research. Stubbs has exhibited internationally, including at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, EAF, Adelaide, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London, BALTIC Art Centre, Gateshead and MIC, Aukland, and he has work in the collections of ACMI, Melbourne and the Science Museum, London. Awards include: 1st prize “Independent Celtic Film Festival”; Golden Pencil, “Locarno Film Festival”, Barbara London Prize, “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial”, Japan; “Golden Phoenix, Monte Negro Media Art Festival”, Serbia. and 1st prizes “Oberhausen”, Graz & Osnabruk.
Stubbs also works as a curator, and has been recently appointed as Creative Producer, Creative Doncaster 20-22. Prior to this, he was Director of FACT, Liverpool, and jointly appointed Professor of Art, Media and Curating, at Liverpool John Moores University. In 2017, Stubbs co-curated “No Such Thing As Gravity”, with Rob La Frenais at NTMOFA, Taichung. In 2004, he received a Fleck Fellowship from Banff Art Centre, Canada, and he made a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. He was educated at the Royal College of Art, Cardiff Art College of Art and Mander College, Bedford.

Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City
Co-organizer: Absolute Space for the Arts
Sponsor: National Culture and Arts Foundation


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