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Amber

Amber

Artist:Duan Yifan

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

Exhibitions

过往展览

2022.10.22-2023.01.07

The Task of Alchemy

Artist:Zhao Yu
2022.10.22-2023.01.07

A N G E L U S

Artist:Hannah Benassi
2022.08.06-10.09

Eclipse

Artist:Lin Shu
2022.08.06-10.09

Dangerous Complicity

Artist:Guo Yujian
2022.10.22-2023.01.07

炼金的任务

艺术家:赵玉
2022.10.22-2023.01.07

琥珀

艺术家:段一凡
2022.10.22-2023.01.07

A N G E L U S

艺术家:汉娜·贝纳西
2022.08.06-10.09

Eclipse

艺术家:林舒

Art Channel

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ARCH REVIEW | Making Complicity

When the painting is really close to us, the first thing that appears to our eyes is this Le cimetière marin[1] written by Valéry in 1922. The curators Hu Yihang and Zhang Tingzhi, together with artist Guo Yujian, divided the exhibition “Dangerous Complicity” in the gallery into three chapters with words and symbols: imagination, a plateau, and a theatre.

ARCH INTERVIEW | Guo Yujian

Since then, I have tried to let daydream-like imagination seep into the picture, and those earlier, more symbolic images have also been naturally diluted. Perhaps, it is precisely because of the temperament that seems to be infiltrated by the picture and some image contents that are contrary to reality that cause the association like a dream.

ARCH 采访 | 郭宇剑

从那时起我尝试让白日梦式的想象力渗到画面中去,那些较早之前象征意味较浓的图示也被自然地冲淡了。或许正是因为这种像是被什么浸润过的画面所流淌出的气质和一些与现实相违和的图像内容才造成了类似梦境似的联想。

ARCH 采访 | 薛若哲

“绘画没有办法不诚恳,这是一种无法伪装的媒介。我对绘画的诚恳和机械的、拾得的图像产生的化学反应感兴趣,尤其是当网络图像和铜板线腐蚀这种必须要经过转化才能成型的绘制方式相遇,就形成了有意思的关系。”

ARCH 采访 | 朱湘闽

朱湘闽的作品在愉悦的状态中,凸显了轻盈、弥散的线条与形态,层叠的不同色块和材料之间强调了艺术家自身的意识与感知。画面中直观的力量感,是艺术家对“矛盾和悖论在身体里形成完整的统一“的思考,形象间释放的情绪在思想的过滤与分解后,营造了更有流动性的感官体验。

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