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「光合作用─亞洲當代藝術同志議題展」

2017/09/08

展覽時間:2017 / 9 / 9(六)-2017 / 11 / 5(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)

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「光合作用─亞洲當代藝術同志議題展」自9月9日起於台北當代藝術館展出。

由台北當代藝術館與香港驕陽基金會合作辦理,邀請知名策展人胡朝聖擔綱策畫的「光・合作用─亞洲當代藝術同志議題展」,為亞洲地區有史以來第一個於官方美術館舉辦的LGBTQ議題主題展覽。集結了文化、語言、地緣關係和族群背景相近的香港、臺灣、中國、新加坡等地,展出共22 組藝術家51件作品,創作年代橫跨近五十年,梳理出一段1940後華人同志的生命史和藝術史,包括:展覽作品內容聚焦在身份認同、平權議題、媒體現象、社會困境、個別/群體評論、人性慾望等廣泛內容,探討LGBTQ必須面對的真實情境,以及未來可能推進的社會結構翻轉。

 

本展以「光」為展覽主題名稱,意指本展在藝術的展現以及同志議題的探討,如光譜一樣擁有其多樣和包容性。臺灣於2017年5月24日由司法院公布釋字第748號解釋文,宣布《民法》未保障同性婚姻自由及平等權已屬於違憲,並要求行政和立法機關於兩年內完成相關法律之修正或制定,因此台北當代藝術館能在2017年與時代呼應,具有劃時代的歷史意義。

 

今年繼國際知名的英國泰德現代美術館(Tate Modern)、泰德英國美術館(Tate Britain)以及大英博物館(British Museum),大規模展出多位同志藝術家、名人收藏、同志歷史與人權相關的專題展覽後,台北當代藝術館能在此時與時代呼應,並和歐洲美術館同步的契機之下推出亞洲展,格外具有劃時代的歷史象徵意義,更期待透過本展能激發亞洲社會多元議題討論的可能性。長期以來,在主流異性戀價值觀之下,同志們對於自身情慾與內在感情的表達一直都處於被禁止或壓抑的狀態,同時在藝術的表現上也顯得幽微、隱晦或是多以符號暗喻的曲折方式呈現,即便如此卻仍無法阻擋藝術家們勇於展現自我的強大意志力。

 

廣場正中央由莊志維設置《黑暗中的彩虹》開啟一場互動對話,作品表面被刻畫刮繪的傷痕,在夜晚透出美麗的彩虹光線,彷彿敘事了最殘忍的亦是最美麗的影射;位於入口形象區席德進的《黃衣少年》透露出藝術家對畫中少年投射的情感世界,是對青春的讚頌,也是自身情感的自我救贖的抒發;曾吳的《對於我們如何看待生活》經由重製場景、表演者肢體語言,再現紀錄片《巴黎在燃燒》的對白台詞,探討不同身份、性別認同及種族的相互關係;王俊傑的展覽新作《激情》,場景原型以及情節挪用來自於德國導演法斯賓達的電影《霧港水手》,呈現出創作的激情如同愛慾給人存活的動能;今年甫逝世的藝術家顧福生,本次展出中晚期四件作品以抒情柔美又強烈的筆觸,描繪出對自我身分認同及人生不同階段的展放,也給予觀者詮釋的想像;侯俊明自2014開始創作的《男洞》系列,透過訪談模式將私密回憶如一場莊重的儀式般以神聖的展示方式攤開,讓情慾不再是侷限而是一種超越與成全;楊嘉輝的《消音狀況#5:消音合唱》經由刻意抑制歌唱主音,誘發觀者省思生活中習以為常的關係與態度,揭露「不被聽到」與「被邊緣化」,並為其發聲。

 

本次參展藝術家包括-臺灣藝術家:王亮尹、王俊傑、侯俊明、陳建北、席時斌、席德進、莊志維、溫馨、蘇匯宇、曾怡馨、顧福生;中國藝術家:王海洋、西亞蝶、陶輝、鄢醒;香港藝術家:曾廣智、楊嘉輝;新加坡藝術家:王文清、黃漢明;美國華裔藝術家:黃馬鼎、曾吳;加拿大華裔藝術家:譚浩。

 

一如植物行光合作用為生命創造希望與動能,促使那些固定不變與偏執的流動,為人們思想價值帶來更多的可能性,根基於對於所有人權的平等期待,以愛作為出發。在讚揚同志藝術家的成就、轉述他們有關愛、奮鬥及苦難的故事時,也豐富了大眾的集體意識,讓這個世界往更美好的方向邁進。

 

*本展探討性別及身體意識等議題,十二歲以下孩童建議由家長陪同參觀,部分作品涉及裸露、傷害內容,未滿十八歲者不宜觀賞,敬請詳見展覽參觀須知。

 

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SpectrosynthesisAsian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now

Duration: Sat. Sep. 9 – Sun. Nov. 5, 2017

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (No. 39, ChangAn West Road, Taipei, Taiwan 103)

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is presenting Spectrosynthesis ─ Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now from September 9th to November 5th, 2017.

MOCA Taipei collaborated with The Sunpride Foundation curated by Sean C.S. Hu, with hopes of showcasing the artistic achievements, inner landscape, and aesthetic of the LGBTQ community. Based on their similar backgrounds in culture, language, geographical location and ethnicity, 22 artists from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore are showcased in the exhibition through a total of 51 artworks. The exhibition represents the life stories and related issues of the post-war Chinese LGBTQ community as the artworks on view touch upon a profusion of subject matters such as identity, equality, exploitation by mass media, social predicaments, comments on individuals/groups, human desire, as well as life and death, putting together a comprehensive view of the history and life of the LGBTQ community in contemporary Asia. 

 

Employing “spectrum of light” as the theme, this exhibition aims to address the LGBTQ community’s rich history and its appeals for peace, love and diversity with rainbow as its symbol. In Taiwan, where LBGTQ rights are widely recognized as congenial, and have become the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. (Taiwan's Judicial Yuan has announced its Interpretation No. 748 on May 24, 2017, declaring the Civil Code's failure to protect the freedom and rights to same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, and demanding the executive and legislative departments to finalize the revision or legislation of related laws to protect the rights to same-sex marriage.) In view of this, MOCA’s timely decision to present Spectrosynthesis is not only a parallel movement in response to its European counterpart, but also a historical event with paramount social significance.

 

After large-scale exhibitions themed around the works of LGBTQ artist, celebrity collectors, LGBTQ history and human rights were showcased by internationally renowned European institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and the British Museum, MOCA, Taipei is now arranging an LGBTQ exhibition in Asia, an event with significant historical meaning. Through the ages, the heterosexuals’ worldview and value system have dominated the human social structure, in which people’s social or cultural identities are fixed in a universally accepted manner. Viewing these artworks, it is visible that heteronormativity often prohibits or suppresses LGBTQ individuals from expressing their sexuality and emotions openly, rendering LGBTQ art rather subtle, ambiguous and often represented through a symbolic and metaphoric approach. However, the strong sense of self and will of these artists could not be contained.

 

Artists in the exhibition include-Taiwan artists: Wang Liang-Yin, Jun-Jieh Wang, Hou Chun-Ming, Chen Chien-Pei, Hsi Shih-Pin, Shiy De-Jinn, Chuang Chih-Wei, Wen Hsin, Su Hui-Yu, Tzeng Yi-Hsin, Fu-sheng Ku; China artists: Wang Haiyang, Xi Ya Die, Tao Hui, Yan Xing; Hong Kong artists: Tseng Kwong Chi, Samson Young; Singapore artists: Jimmy Ong, Ming Wong; American-Chinese artists: Martin Wong, Wu Tsang; Canadian-Chinese artist: Ho Tam.

 

Just like photosynthesis used by plants to sustain life, this exhibition attempts to liberate people’s thoughts and value systems from the rigid and deep-rooted biases against LGBTQ people by providing a space for mutual-gazing and understanding between both sides. In sum, the whole task is fundamentally based on the expectation of human equality with love as the point of departure.

 

* This exhibition deals with the issues related to gender and body consciousness, viewer discretion is advised. Audience under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Please pay attention to the terms below before purchasing the ticket or entering the exhibition.

 

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