片刻:藝廊藝術家群展|7.18-9.26|絕版影像館

  • 展期|2020.07.18~09.26
  • 開幕|7.18(六)
  • 地點|絕版影像館
  • 藝術家|1F 廖益嘉、瑟米爾‧陶迪、唐景鋒2F 陳榮輝、莫娜‧庫恩、廖益嘉 B1 沈瑋、藝術家攝影書

「人生並不是以分鐘,而是以精彩片刻衡量。」-《班傑明的奇幻旅程》

COVID-19 使全球的人們更認真的思考生活中的每一刻。當行程與計畫可以被任意修改、延 後,而人們可能在無預警下失去身邊的人,自此「分鐘」似乎變得不再重要。我們從歷經混亂到至今的新常態,在過去幾個月裡,社會大眾有了機會重新審視並思考人生意義、著墨片 刻的重要性。絕版影像館很幸運地依然可以在今年暑期為您呈現《片刻:藝廊藝術家群展》。 如同許多人一樣,我們的各項計畫也都被打亂了,最初安排的展覽計畫及國外藝術博覽會都 停止了。四月份的紐約 ParisPhoto 和九月的影像上海藝術博覽會均已取消。PhotoLondon 已 改期至十月在新地點舉行,但我們等待大會通知。遺憾的是,今年我們沒有機會與西方的收 藏家和觀眾重新建立聯繫,但藝廊也藉此花了一些時間來更新我們每一個在線平台和系統。 這段期間提供了我們一個很好的機會去重新審視我們館內收藏並於藝廊一樓主展區策劃一場 新的展覽,其中包括藝術家廖益嘉、瑟米爾‧陶迪以及唐景鋒的作品。我們希望展覽像是每 個人的新起點,藝廊將展出精選作品和一些從未公開的作品,我們誠摯地邀請各位一同回到 藝廊空間,一起讓片刻擁有深刻意義!

關於藝術家:

廖益嘉(b. 1961) 出生於台灣,是從事攝影和裝置藝術的藝術家。廖四歲即對時間產生高度迷戀,選擇攝影為 媒材因其特性能捕捉、解剖和操縱時間進行創作與釋義。他的創作著重於探詢時間和宇宙之 間的關係,每一個創作系列均擷取宇宙中的某些元素並深入它與時間的關係。他是早期數位 攝影擁戴者,通過數位影像暗房處理闡述自己的意識形態並以驚人的細節和超高解晰度圖象 表現作品。他具有紮實的傳統攝影背景並深受現代主義的影響在探討議題時則以概念式傳達 了他的作品,造成概念和主觀性(極致美學)的衝突,此拉扯特性並存在他作品中也儼然成 為了他的創作風格。他的作品主要涉及探討時間的變化。代表作有:『喚相 2013』、 『一種 精神 2012』、『紅春聯-文化印記 2011』、『內面 2010』。

瑟米爾‧陶迪(b.1978)
目前定居在印度孟買的視覺與攝影藝術家。「神聖大道」入圍 IPA 決賽而「內向者的對白」 則在 GUP 雜誌有專題報導。在 2013 與 2014 年他分別受邀於日本福岡亞洲美術館與法國布 朗利河岸博物館,並在兩地駐村進行藝術創作。2012 年被 Paul Huf 獎提名。他的作品多帶 幽默與虛構的手法表現紀實與異想的風格。代表作有:「機器人奇蹟」、「做白日夢」。

唐景鋒 (b.1977)
目前定居於香港。2006 年畢業於倫敦藝術大學新聞攝影碩士。作品曾受邀於英國利物浦市 維多利亞博物館、丹麥印象畫廊、舊金山中華文化基金會視覺藝術中心、英國布拉德福市印 象畫廊以及中國連州攝影博物館等地展出。他以「唐水, 黃土(Sweet Water, Bitter Earth)」 (2014-2106)、「The Queen the Chairman and I」(2009-2012)、以及「Combing for Ice and Jade」等系列聞名。而在 2011 年由德國重要攝影集 Kehrer Verlag 出版商出版「In Case it Rains in Heaven」攝影書。唐景鋒的作品大多圍繞自我認同的追尋,探索中華文化的根源和 理解他的母國。他同時也是倫敦的攝影家藝廊(The Photographers’ Gallery)的代理藝術家。

Moments: Group Show of Gallery Artists

Dates|2020.07.18~09.26
Opening|7.18(Sat.)
Venue| UP Gallery
Artists|1F Yichia Liao, Sameer Tawde, and Kurt Tong

2F Chen Ronghui, Mona Kuhn and Yichia Liao
B1 Shen Wei, Selected photobooks from our artists

Life isn’t measured in minutes, but in moments…”— The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons

COVID-19 made the world ponder strongly on the moments in our lives, for minutes no longer held significance when schedules can be cancelled and loved ones could be lost at any moment. Through the transition from chaos to the new norm, in the past few months the society has all taken a chance to rethink and revalue the meaning of life. UP Gallery is blessed to still be able to present Moments: group show of gallery artists in the summer of 2020. Like many, our various plans were disrupted, our initial program line up and art fairs have all come to a halt. ParisPhoto NY in April and Photofairs Shanghai in September has both been cancelled. Photo London has rescheduled to October at a new venue, but we wait for further notices. Although, it is a pity that we will not have a chance to reconnect with our collectors and audiences in the west, the gallery has taken the time to update our various online platforms and systems. Moreover, it gave us a great opportunity to revisit our collection and curate a new show on our main floor with works from artists Yichia Liao, Sameer Tawde and Kurt Tong. We hope this will be a new beginning for everyone, with selected works and pieces that were never shown to the public, we welcome you back to the gallery space. Moments will always be the most meaningful when we live in it!

About Artists:

Yichia Liao (b. 1961)
Yichia Liao an artist that practices photography and installation art is a significant figure in the field of Taiwan’s contemporary art photography. Liao’s fascination with time since the age of four has been the main reason for becoming an artist and embracing photography, a medium that has the ability to capture, dissect, and manipulate time. His artistic practice surrounds the relationship between time and the universe. Each series he extracts a certain element of the world and probes its relationship with time. His early embracement of digital photography has enabled him to expand this ideology through digital manipulation. Known for his strikingly detailed and excessively high-resolution images he is often viewed as a contemporary pictorialist upon the first encounter. Having a vigorous background in analogue photography and experiences in the darkroom he is highly influenced by modernist values. Yet he adopts issues and conveys his works with a conceptual and critical manner, resulting in an inevitable tension of conceptual and (extravagantly beautiful) subjectivity that coexists in his works which have become his signature style. He is known for series such as: <Inner-self 2010>, <Red Couplets 2011>, <A kind of Spirit 2012>, <Summon of Images 2013>, and <Imagine…Do or Do Not 2015>.

Sameer Tawde(b.1978)
Known for series such as Miracle Robots and Daydreaming Sameer Tawde is a visual artist and photographer currently based in Mumbai, India. Dialogues of an Introvert was the finalist of IPA awards and Holy Boulevard was featured in GUP Magazine. In 2013 and 2014, he was invited for an artist residency at the FUKUOKA ASIAN ART MUSEUM, Japan, and MUSEUM QUAI BRANLY, Paris. In 2012, he was nominated for the Paul Huf Award. His works largely involve humour and play with a fictional approach and are often interlaced with a documentary and an imaginary eye.

Kurt Tong (b.1977)
Lives and works in Hong Kong. Graduated with a master degree in documentary photography at the London College of Communication in 2006, Tong’s work has been widely exhibited in places such as Victoria Museum in Liverpool, UK; Galleri Image in Denmark; the Visual Art Center at the Chinese Cultural Foundation of SanFrancisco, Impressions Gallery in Bradford and Lianzhou Photography Museum. He is known for series such as Sweet Water, Bitter Earth (2014-2106), The

Queen the Chairman and I(2009-2012), Combing for Ice and Jade, and In Case it Rains in Heaven which was also published as a monograph by Kehrer Verlag in 2011. Tong’s works revolve around personal projects exploring his Chinese roots and understanding of his motherland. He is also represented by The Photographers’ Gallery in London.


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