Sat. 11 January - Sat. 28 March 20202020年1月11日 - 2020年3月28日

Wanderers彷徨者

Cheng Ran, Takao Minami and Hiraki Sawa程然,南隆雄,泽拓
视频截帧:程然,信鸽,2016,单频高清视频,彩色/有声,5 分 53 秒,版数6 + 1 A.P. Video still: Cheng Ran, The Homing Pigeon, 2016, Single channel HD video, colour / sound, 5' 53'', Edition of 6 + 1 A.P.
大田秀则画廊荣幸地呈现聚焦中国艺术家程然 (生于1981年)、日本艺术家南隆雄(生于1976年)与泽拓(生于1977年)的群展"彷徨者"。艺术家们作为热切的探索者,在旅途中踏上未曾计划的里程。借助声音、图像和多样化叙述的奇妙融合,带领观众们享受这些看似无人引导的旅程,体会那些在不受打扰的徘徊中所遇的独特瞬间。

程然于2016年参加纽约新美术馆的驻留项目期间创作了作品"信鸽"(2016) ,作品试图从一位初次来访者的角度捕捉纽约的灵魂和性格。

随着周围时代广场标志性广告牌、摩天大楼、老纽约建筑和新闻更新的交错,信鸽在电线上休憩。背景中,程然所配的旁白内容摘录自艾伦·金斯伯格写于1954-1955年的著名诗歌----《嚎叫》。《嚎叫》在多种意义上可以认为是一篇社会评论,全篇以尖锐的叙事描绘了处于社会边缘的人们----艺术家、诗人、激进分子、精神病患者。伴随着深切的沮丧感,这篇诗歌是为个体要求理解和改变社会价值观所发出的悲鸣。在这种间接的形式下,程然概述了在当今仍具有现实意义的复杂社会问题与边缘化情况,而当一种不安情感支撑起这件作品的基调时,程然通过对信鸽的塑造给予了我们希望,以从千里之外找到返巢之路而闻名的信鸽暗示着所有的彷徨旅程终将归家的可能。

引领我们进入一段旅程的是"三角洲故事"(2007),由鹿儿岛到台湾基隆港的航程中南隆雄所采录的画面和声音组成。他以彷徨游走的目光,捕捉了自然光下的大地色调、周围的环境、声音和水面上的各种景象。在背景中,可以听到熟悉且人为的声音和谐地融合在一起;船上的响亮号角、蜘蛛的叮咬声、人们的闲聊声、电子声、海浪的飞溅声、鸟鸣声、强风等等。

这次旅行似乎没有直接的目的或故事。然而,南隆雄创造了"三角洲故事",作为对抗"叙事性"的一种实验形式,他分解元素并将人为声音和记录材料的组合拼接在一起;就如最后的场景中,他将蜘蛛在沙滩上等待猎物的图像与醉汉具有诗意的嘟囔结合在一起,以此唤起对非叙事视觉形式的好奇心和探索未发现的地形差异的冒险精神。

泽拓以作品"观察者" (2003)将我们领入室内。微型飞机似乎靠着自身意志在未经确认的航线上飞行,成群结队的微型人聚集在阳台、炉灶、浴缸、变压器、水槽和公寓走廊上。当他们或是举起望远镜观察天空,或因在寒冷中等待而彷徨不安时,飞机着陆和起飞时的巨大引擎声在背景中产生共鸣。

泽拓向来认为飞机的概念充满吸引力,飞机作为一种不断在边境之间、从一国到另一国穿梭的交通工具,在"观察者"中呈现出一种偏离现实的梦境感。每一个场景都是通过在真实场景的照片上刻录虚拟动态而精心制作的。当一个人在家里遐想着想象之旅、探索和游历时,似乎有一种对逃离到窗外、未知旅行和冒险游走的渴望。

上海大田秀则画廊诚邀您加入我们的彷徨之旅,穿越风景如画的岛屿、想象中的飞机景观和令人眼花缭乱的纽约市。
Ota Fine Arts is delighted to present "Wanderers", a group exhibition that features Chinese artist, Cheng Ran (born 1981), and Japanese artists, Takao Minami (born 1976) and Hiraki Sawa (born 1977). As avid explorers, these artists have embarked on excursions in travel that are made without agendas. Drawing on a curious blend of sounds, images and diverse narratives, viewers are implored to enjoy these seemingly unguided excursions and savour the unusual moments found in undisturbed wanderings.

In 2016, Cheng Ran participated in a residency program at the New Museum in New York, during which he created "The Homing Pigeon" (2016). The work attempts to capture the soul and character of New York City from the perspective of a first time visitor.

Homing pigeons rest on power lines as the backdrop is interlaced with Time Square's iconic billboards, skyscrapers, old New York buildings, and news updates. In the background, Cheng does a voiceover with an excerpt from Allen Ginsberg's famed poem, "Howl", written in 1954 - 1955. "Howl" was in many ways a social commentary, an intense narrative that features those that were on the margins of society -- artists, poets, radicals, the mentally ill. Written with deep frustration, it was a personal cry for understanding and change to conforming societal values. In such an indirect form, Cheng encapsulates complex social issues and marginalization that are still relevant today. While a sense of restlessness underpins the work, Cheng gives us hope in his casting of the homing pigeons. They are known for their remarkable ability to find their way home over large distances, hinting at the possibility that all wandering journeys will eventually lead home.

Taking us on a journey, "Delta Story" (2007) is composed of images and sounds that Takao Minami documented while on a voyage from Kagoshima to Keelung port in Taiwan. With wandering eyes, he captures the tonal textures of the land under natural light, the surrounding atmosphere, sounds, and various sights over water. In the background, a congruous blend of familiar and man-made sounds could be heard; the blare of a ship's horn, a spider's sting, people's chatter, digitally-made sounds, the splash of waves, a bird's tweet, strong winds, etc.

There appears to be no immediate purpose or story for this journey. However, Minami created "Delta Story" as a form of experiment against "narrative-ness", breaking elements down and splicing together combinations of man-made sounds and documented material; as in the last scene, where he combined an image of spiders awaiting their prey on a sandy beach, with sounds of a drunken man in poetic babble. By doing so, invoking a curiosity towards non-narrative visual forms and an adventurous spirit of exploring undiscovered topographical differences.

Hiraki Sawa takes us indoors with, "Spotter" (2003). Miniature airplanes proceed on unidentified routes, seemingly at their own volition. Crowds of miniature people have gathered on the balcony, stove, bathtub, electrical switchboard, sink and the hallway of the apartment. As they raise their telescopes to the sky or wander restlessly as they wait in the cold, the loud engine sounds of airplanes landing and taking off resonate in the background.

Sawa has always been fascinated by the concept of airplanes as vehicles that are constantly in-transit between borders, passing from one country to another. In "Spotter", these airplanes take on a dream-like context that deviates from reality. Each scene meticulously created by inscribing virtual movement over photographs of the actual setting. As one dreams of imaginary travel, explorations and journeys within the home, there seems to be a longing for escape beyond the windows, unknown voyages and adventurous wanderings.

Ota Fine Arts Shanghai invites you to join us on wandering journeys across scenic islands, imaginary plane-scapes and a dazzling New York City.

展览详情Exhibition Information

展览名称 : 彷徨者

展期 : 2020年1月11日 — 2020年3月28日

地址 : 上海大田秀则画廊
Title : Wanderers

Exhibition Period : Sat. 11 January 2020 - Sat. 28 March 2020

Venue : OTA FINE ARTS Shanghai

出展艺术家Artists