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「在空之間-史丹‧安克個展」

Unvoid-Stijn Ank Solo Exhibition

 

●展覽時間:2017/7/29(六)—2017/9/10(日)

●展覽場地:台北當代藝術館實驗展場MOCA Studio(臺北市大同區長安西路39號)

●作品圖下載:https://goo.gl/7TsUD9

 

台北當代藝術館2017年7月29日至2017年9月10日於MOCA Studio實驗展場展出「在空之間—史丹‧安克個展」,雖然作品數量僅有三件,但觀眾可以看到空間中不可見之物的存在。藝術家史丹•安克原為建築設計師,為了追求更自由的藝術實踐,便轉換跑道成為以創作雕塑為主的藝術家。然而,豐厚的建築專業背景,使得安克直覺性地在既有空間中不斷尋求更多的可能性,同時,他也著迷於空間中不可視的存在。

 

現地製作強調環境中隱約而顯著的存在

史丹•安克常以製作作品的時間做為作品名稱,強調當下時間性與場域,並特別針對本館的空間動線劃分為三個展區分別展出三件作品,其中兩件雕塑為現地製作。安克調和液態灰泥與顏料創作《08.2017》,階段性地分層倒入事前特製的鑄模夾層中等待灰泥凝固成型,無法全然控制的創作過程反倒彰顯了灰泥的既有特質:留有氣孔痕跡的不平整表面,以及受重力吸引而維持水平的分層線條,也間接傳達出時間被凍結封存的象徵意義。錄像作品《在空之間》中,安克一反過去慣用的金屬鑄模,使用有著透明玻璃門的木櫃作為容器,倒入各種顏色的灰泥,透過玻璃門觀者得以窺視媒材堆疊過程,以及媒材如何相互影響抵抗、創作概念生成與實踐之間的過程如何被具象化。

 

觀者、空間、作品三方的連結重建

探索從無到有的轉換瞬間,成為安克最重要的藝術課題。《07.2017》這件作品扭轉了藝術史及建築學賦予圓柱狀物的意義。藝術家沿著四邊以沙包層層堆疊,創造出一個長方體高塔,接著從中央灌入灰泥。當灰泥凝固、卸下沙包,一件高聳直立的雕塑便印入眼簾。成品不僅記錄了灌模的過程,還能透過底部沙包被上方沙包擠壓較緊密的痕跡,忠實地表現出地球重力,讓雕塑以自然的意志自由成長,呈現雕塑最真實的一面,為安克的創作形式做出最好的總結—抽離是最高形式的表現。他的作品不單純只是再現早已存在的物件/造型,而是藉由切割空間並將之有形化,以帶出人與空間、空間與作品的討論,藉以形體化空間本身的態度與立場。

 

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Unvoid—Stijn Ank Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Date:2017 July 29 Sat. —2017/9/10 Sun.

Exhibition Venue:MOCA, Taipei Studio(NO.39 Chang-An West Road Taipei, Taiwan 103)

Images Download:https://goo.gl/7TsUD9

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA Taipei) presents 'Unvoid—Stijn Ank Solo Exhibition' Solo Exhibition’ from July 29 to Sep 10, 2017, at MOCA Studio. With the background of architecture profession, Ank instinctively searches for new possibilities within an existing space. Meanwhile, he is fascinated by the invisible existence in the space; for this reason, he continuously explores and ponders the transition between existence and void.

 

Emphasize the ambiguity yet significant existence in the environment

UNVOID is Stijn Ank’s first solo exhibition in MOCA, Taipei. Responding to the space and flow of the museum gallery, the exhibition is separated into three sections, each section represents one piece of work, two of which are site-specific installations. Stijn Ank usually named his works by the creating time, to focus on the preset time and space. For the work 08.2017 Ank significantly blends liquid plasters and pigments as materials and pours the liquid plasters step by step into a pre-cast mold with multi-layers, and then waits for plasters to solidify in the various-shaped molds. After removing the mold, one can see the softened layers of poured plaster stained by pigment revealed on the lime white wall. In the video installation Unvoid, Ank used a wooden cabinet with transparent glass door instead of a metal mold he usually uses as a container for plaster. He poured various colors of plasters into it, so that viewers could learn its internal interaction through the glass door. How the space and time be reflected, and what the process is when a concept turns into a figured work, all could be answered in the “Unvoid”

 

Recreating a relationship between the viewer, the space and the work

The work 07.2017 is a twist at the art historical and architectural trope of the column. Stijn Ank manages to emphasize the process of pouring even more by also implicating the mold that could be used in the production process. By piling sand bags, he made a high rectangular tower. Inside, he poured hectoliters of plaster. When removing the bags once the plaster was coagulated, a tall vertical sculpture arose. Not only the movement of casting is fixed in the final sculpture, also the laws of gravity could be proofed by the crushed shape of bags lying at the bottom of the tower. The work made in this way consists purely of negative space and is, as such, a summary of Ank’s artistic practice. This artistic expression not only manifests Ank’s attempt to be absent in the piece and to let the matter speak for itself, not only practice where absence is the highest form of presence, but also indirectly signifies how the time is frozen and stilled in the piece.

 

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