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Amber

Amber

Artist:Duan Yifan

Curator:Zhang Tingzhi

2022.10.22 – 2023.01.07

Each little thing that we do passes into the great machine of life which may grind our virtues to powder and make them worthless, or transform our sins into elements of a new civilisation, more marvellous and was splendid and any that has gone before.

– Oscar Wilde

Sol LeWitt laid out the terms for conceptual art in his seminal “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art,” published in the June 1967 issue of Artforum. “In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work,” LeWitt wrote. “When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair.”

In a sense, conceptual art today is not a movement or a style tamed by history, it needs to be questioned, lived and touched by outside of the art museums. Contemporary art is seen as an unconventional and visually appealing field, in which hanging, carefully placed artworks are filled with strategic discourses, and the actions that dominate this paradigm are often divided by different messages into a more alienated class division, the myth of Conceptual Art casts the slaves of privilege and language, and the template dressed in the magic of materialism can only be guessed, but it is more difficult to be felt and penetrated.

In the words of Robert Layton, a form created using a specific medium has characteristics that are common to all art that expresses in this medium. In Duan Yifan’s working method, the repetitive movements are still preserved, but the selection of specific images has been changed. History has gold on the black lacquer and uses the thick lacquer to paint on a surface, its often the most everyday objects were overlooked from its history. What kind of artistic expression with deeper characteristics can be clearly distinguished in this medium is the topic that the artist intends to try in his works.

The different mediums involved in the Amber exhibition is the artist’s response to the thinking about meaning and meaninglessness in today’s creation after continuous artistic practice with lacquer. When what is originally meaningful may lose its meaning, meaningless repetition gains meaning again, and even at a certain moment, both sides of the opposite are transformed. What the artist tries to do is to eliminate the boundary and intercept himself in a wider range and extended to new positions.

– Zhang Tingzhi

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When looking at Guo Yujian’s works, what have been depicted is always in a state of flow, and the secret words that are related to each other become images that avoid us and approach us. The work that takes shape on the canvas in our sight is yet to come, in transition, about to embrace change, and it will not push us away until the feeling is fulfil.

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豆豆也是拳拳

1985年在北京中国美术馆举办的《劳申伯格艺术展》让中国人近距离地看到了“后现代艺术”的形态,这些展品让中国观众目瞪口呆:山羊的标本,汽车的轮胎,废弃的地毯组成了前所未见的图腾。在展览期间,保洁员差一点把作品误作是垃圾清理。

ARCH 采访 | 薛若哲

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ARCH REVIEW | 制造共犯

当画作真切地逼近我们双眼,首先出现的是这首瓦雷里1922年所写的《海滨墓园》。机构策展人胡奕航、张汀芷与艺术家郭宇剑一起,将这次拱形画廊名为《危险同谋》的展览,用文字或符号分成了几大篇章:臆想、一座高原、剧场。许是有意为之,又或是无心之举,开篇选取的这段文字,饱含着诗人瓦雷里对家乡赛特港的深沉眷念。

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