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2017暑假來當代館展開一場「『世』一場自願非願的遊浮-李真個展」

Being: In / Voluntary Drift ─ Li Chen Solo Exhibition

●展覽時間:2017 / 7 / 1(六)-2017 / 8 / 27(日)

展覽場地:台北當代藝術館(臺灣臺北市大同區長安西路39號)

作品圖下載:https://goo.gl/uSI2iH

官網:https://goo.gl/K1QvsI

 

台北當代藝術館2017年7月1日至8月27日展出的「世」一場自願非願的

遊浮─李真個展,由北京畫院吳洪亮副院長策展,為李真首次在臺灣的全面性個展。當代館展間劃分成四個主題區域:「來」、「往」、「入」、「出」,完整演繹一場人生的遊浮場域。

 

當代館構築為人生的遊浮場域

展覽主題定調為「世」,在東西方文化對世有不同的內涵和詮釋下,李真的作品既吻合東方「世」的時間概念,也貼近西方的“Being”,有存在、生命本質的意味;作品具有綿延的歷史長度,及對現世直覺之思考。副標題:一場自願非願的遊浮,源於李真自言「千古不變的生命皆如是」,生命在歷史與現實間碰撞、在自願與非願間返復,皆是一場場的遊浮。因此展場中劃分為「來」、「往」、「入」、「出」四個層面,希望帶領民眾感受這由諸多元素所構築的遊浮場域。

 

具回溯及前瞻性的全方位個展

「世」之「往」、「來」、「入」、「出」四個主題,全方位地回溯李真藝術的多重性,同時建構展覽的前衛性。戶外廣場展區的「來」,探究李真摸索人性的面貌,如高達8公尺的《站立的靈魂》。「往」則是展出李真最為大家所熟悉的經典作品。美術館一樓的主題「入」,將他對世事從遠析到近觀再到融入的過程,人性層層開展,逐步令觀眾驚艷,甚至產生自我疑異。二樓的主題「出」,從新作《聖光》的風暴和閃爍開始,導引觀眾從作品反思集體糾葛乃至面對死亡的沉寂。本次展覽的最高潮代表作《神經‧私設天堂》,被視為直指天際的方尖碑與寶塔橫空對峙,它所帶出的震撼及從天而降的《急口》,不僅是一次對迴圈與重生的行動闡述,更使本次展覽主題:「世」之「往」、「來」、「入」、「出」的循環在空間、情感上充分彰顯。展覽尾聲的創作手稿及早期雕塑《神氣》,則將觀眾拉回李真最為原初狀態的呈現,整檔展覽鋪陳了一個「原來如此」的生命通道。

 

深入淺出、觀眾一目了然的人性創作

李真此次展出的《虛空》、《大氣》、《造化》、《凡夫》、《青煙》等系列作品,多方概括藝術家對精神和人文世界深刻的觀察。其中對人性的刻劃,他以深入淺出的手法,創作出許多讓人一目了然的作品,觀眾能從作品本身自行賞析、判讀人物表情,並從深處由衷體會李真欲表達的人性特質,如嘴巴前後洞穿到底的《空口》,試圖傳達一種話語就像空氣一般,說完就消失掉了,比喻人性的特質,可以是空口白話,抑或是一場毫無意義的八卦。其他像是諸趣的小人物,個個豐富的樣貌,亦深深耐人尋味且讓人不自主地會心一笑。

當代館2017年暑假推出的「世」一場自願非願的遊浮─李真個展,不只有上述精心規劃的展覽項目,現場更有意想未到的驚喜期待大家的參與,歡迎大眾把握暑假蒞臨,展開一場李真為來自各國及臺灣的民眾預備的遊浮體驗。


Experience a Journey of Exile and Wandering at MOCA, Taipei!

‘Being: In / Voluntary Drift ─ Li Chen Solo Exhibition’
 
●Exhibition Dates: July 1 to August 27, 2017
Exhibition Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (No. 39 ChangAn West Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan)
Images Download: https://goo.gl/uSI2iH
 
Experience a Journey of Exile and Wandering at MOCA
The subheading “In / Voluntary Drift” is inspired by Li Chen’s own words: “Life is as it’s always been.” Just like the exploration between the objective and subjective, the collision between the history and reality, and drift between the voluntary and involuntary, each is a journey of exile and wandering. This exhibition is separated into four sections: Arriving, Leaving, Entering, and Exiting, each allowing the viewer to experience the realm of drifting constructed by a variety of different elements.
 
Cycle of Leaving, Arriving, Entering, and Exiting of Being
The curation of ‘Being’ has four themes, Leaving, Arriving, Entering and Exiting. Each section guides visitors to the next one; however, they do not form a linear direction. The four sections compose a cycle conveying life is repeating, as Li Chen said, “Life is as it’s always been.”
 
1. Arriving
The “Arriving” section arranged in the outdoor plaza displays an 8-meter tall work Upright Soul and Pliant Man. These works reveal Li Chen’s explorations for human beings. The media he uses for figures’ textures represent either noble spirits or incomprehensible characters.
 
2. Leaving
“Leaving” section presents the most popular and classic works of Li, such as Peony and Pure Land. The ink black bronze sculptures look tender and mild with their simple and smooth contours. As for the proportion and gesture of sculptures, Li Chen often adopts the binary concept of lightness and heaviness, life and emptiness. 
 
3. Entering
The theme on the first floor is “Entering,” which starts with Butterfly Kingdom, and displays the process of the artist’s observations of the world from distant analysis to intimate gazes, finally merging and combining. The revelation of humanity is pushed forward gradually, guiding the viewer to surprises and doubts.
 
4. Exiting
On entering the realm of “Exiting” on the second floor, the viewer comes face to face with the storm and glittering light of Holy Light and is encouraged to ponder the state of collective entanglement and the solitude of death.
 
Climax/Back to the Beginning of the Journey
Li Chen constructed a 24-meter Innerve‧Artificial Heavens within the largest display space, the deepest and most exhilarating statement of the entire curation. The erect and confronting obelisk and pagoda are placed sideways, and a shocking Emergency Exit are not only an interpretation of the action of cycle and rebirth, but also the core concept of this exhibition: The cycle of Leaving, Arriving, Entering, and Exiting of Being are fully expressed in the realm of space and emotions. 
 
About the Artist
Li Chen, who was born in 1963 Yunlin, Taiwan, is one of the most prominent figures throughout international contemporary art. Li’s works are combinations of Buddhist and Daoist philosophy, which he engaged in his early years, and creative elements from western sculpture infused with the gaze and disclosure of various phenomena in modern society. Since his works first appeared to the public in 1999, Li Chen has been an active figure both domestic and abroad. In 2007, Li participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale, the first artist of Chinese descent to be invited as an individual to arrange a solo exhibition in the event. Li Chen has also organized large solo exhibitions in locations, such as Beijing, Singapore, Seattle, and Paris.