[lang_zh]”不上墙”[/lang_zh][lang_en]Off the Wall[/lang_en]

[lang_zh]开幕酒会:2010年7月16日晚20:00
展期:2010年7月16日—23日
地点:昆明市金鼎山北路24号,Loft•金鼎1919(昆瑞路+昆沙路交叉路口,学府路氧气厂路口上行30米)
策划:943工作室
主办:Loft•金鼎1919    943工作室

参展艺术家:荣洁,王涵,和丽斌,石志洁,宋梓萍,雷燕,刘丽芬,张永正,周蒙泰,陈玲洁,陈凯,陶锦,罗菲,沙玉蓉,Nathalie Bissig(瑞士),Marianne Csaky(匈牙利),Alyshia Boddenberg(澳大利亚), Joo Yeon Woo (韩籍美国),Ly Tran Quynh Giang (越南),Hang Thuy Nguyen (越南), Letizia Werth(奥地利),Simon Torssell Lerin(瑞典),Bettina Hystad(挪威),Kris Ariel(美国)
参展机构:云之南纪录影像展

支持:
Loft•金鼎1919    瑞士苏黎世市政府   东西画廊     云之南纪录影像展    943工作室   

 

认真玩儿
– 943工作室三周年记

2007年6月,在北京王涵的工作室,王涵、刘丽芬、贺晶开始构想一个小组,这个小组的成员由从事不同领域的设计和艺术创作的人员组成。对彼此的相互促进,保持个体的创作独立性和期待未来更多的跨领域合作是这个小组的初衷。

在后来的三年中,通过组织一系列活动的过程,这个小组的宗旨也越来越明确:以地域性的文化背景和和生活经验为基础,通过跨领域、跨地域的艺术合作,提倡艺术的实验性,促进艺术与公众的交流。小组名称也最终确定为“943工作室”。

2008年,亚洲艺术网络对工作室“云南-越南女性艺术交流进驻项目”的资金支持,开始了“943工作室国际艺术家进驻项目”。我们通过持续邀请国际艺术家进驻昆明,和当地艺术家一起创作,交流,为当地艺术生态及个人的艺术创作提供多元的参考方式和互相促进,为更多的跨领域,跨地域合作创造条件。进驻项目以讲座,工作坊,工作室开放,展览的形式和艺术家,学生,公众进行更广泛和深入的互动交流,为云南当地艺术家搭建一个与外界交流的平台。到目前为止,我们已邀请了15位艺术家完成在昆明的进驻计划。2010年3月起,该项目与瑞士苏黎世政府,Loft•金鼎1919和挪威“东西画廊”共同合作。

“昆明创库创意市集”是943工作室最早在昆明发起的本地创意产品自由市集,参与者包括艺术家,设计师,动漫创意人,插画师,民间手工艺术家,原创音乐人,艺术创意爱好者等等,从2007年10月至今已举办至第五届,成为本地艺术交流,支持创意生态的重要活动。市集宗旨“提倡创造力,艺术日常化,原创精神,认真地对待游戏!”贯穿在我们对每一位参与摊主的选择和活动过程中。

“艺术聚会”是工作室成员不定期的碰面会,也是一个面向公众的开放性聚会,或是邀请途经昆明的国内外艺术家和我们分享他/她的作品和创作经验,或是小组成员之间的讨论,或仅仅只是喝茶海聊。迄今为止已经有17位国内外艺术家和设计师在“艺术聚会”里和我们分享了他们的作品和创作经验。

以轻松和善良的态度推动艺术与公众的交流,将艺术带入日常生活一直是943工作室组织活动的宗旨。我们有时候把这种活动和创作戏称为“玩儿”,如果将一些实验性的创作过程视为一种“游戏”的过程,那么,以一种认真的态度对待这个“游戏”的过程,则是这个小组的成员之间最基本的共识。

三年时光匆匆流逝,从最初的一个小小的构想,到一系列活动的策划和组织,从小组成员在创作上的相互促进,到推动艺术与公众的交流。943工作室也在热爱艺术的人们的支持下,在这个城市,用自己的方式默默的成长着。
   
刘丽芬  王涵
2010年6月23日

 

何为墙?何为不上墙?

2010年7月,943工作室成立三周年,大家想邀约工作室的朋友们一起实践和分享做实验型展览的新的可能性。

“不上墙”是工作室的成员们讨论之后一致通过的展览名称。何为墙,何为不上墙呢?我认为这有多重寓意。首先,云南的当代艺术多以架上绘画为主,架上绘画的美学经验与观看经验也潜移默化地影响了几代艺术家。架上绘画营造了一种平面化的、一个角度的读解与观看方式。而这次展览想从根本上抛弃墙对作品展示的主导作用。所有作品都不利用墙面,不论是影像,装置,还是图片,行为,所呈现出来的都是多维度、多角度、多空间的。这既是对展览方式,也是对参展艺术家的挑战,我们希望以此实现艺术作品的创作与呈现方式的突围。其次,过去媒体和公众对云南艺术家的认知,是“墙里开花墙外香”。而今天在国际化交流日益频繁和多元的情境下,“墙”已经不存在,艺术家无需背井离乡到外面tt的世界去打拼,只需真实地立足于脚下的土地,深入地挖掘个体内在精神的深处,亦能创造出优秀的艺术作品。另外,“不上墙”也喻示着943工作室的艺术家们文化上的自信,无需四处张望,自己营造一个开放的平台,把外面的艺术家吸引到昆明来,体验一种别样的云南生活方式与艺术方式的魅力,在一种漫游的心境下生活和创作。这也是943工作室与金鼎1919•Loft合作举办国际艺术家进驻项目的初衷之一,该项目从2009年运行至今一年,我们不仅认识了来自不同国度和文化背景的艺术家并成为朋友,同时也因为这多维文化的对话与分享为昆明的当代艺术营造出清新、自由、开放的环境。

参加这次展览的艺术家由以下几方面组成:一是943工作室的成员;二是三年以来与工作室合作过的艺术家朋友们;三是工作室做国际艺术家进驻项目以来参与的其中9位国外艺术家;四是云南年轻艺术家。作品则涵盖了绘画、装置、图片、影像、行为、声音等多种形式,而展示方式则是不上墙,我们希望以此种方式突破架上经验的束缚,为当代艺术的展示与传播探索新的方式。
                                            
和丽斌
2010年6月11日于昆明[/lang_zh]

[lang_en]Off the Wall
Exhibition Opening: 20:00pm, July 16, 2010
Duration: July 16-23, 2010
Address: Loft•Jin Ding 1919, Jin Ding Shan north road no.24, Kunming
Curator: 943 Studio
Host by: Loft•Jin Ding 1919    943 Studio
 
Artists: Rong Jie, Wang Han, He Libin, Shi Zhijie, Song Ziping, Lei Yan, Liu Lifen, Zhang Yongzheng, Zhou Mengtai, Chen Lingjie, Chen Kai, Tao Jin, Luo Fei, Sha Yurong, Nathalie Bissig(Switzerland), Marianne Csaky(Hungary), Alyshia Boddenberg(Australia), Joo Yeon Woo (Korean-USA),Ly Tran Quynh Giang (Vietnam),Hang Thuy Nguyen (Vietnam), Letizia Werth(Austria), Simon Torssell Lerin(Sweden), Bettina Hystad(Norway), Kris Ariel (USA)
Organization: YUNFEST

Support by:
Loft•Jinding 1919     Zurich City     Dongxi gallery     YUNFEST     943工作室

 

To Play Earnestly
3rd Anniversary of 943 Studio

It was in Wang Han’s studio in Beijing June, 2007, when Wang Han, Liu Lifen and He Jing started thinking about forming a group. The group would included artists and designers from different fields, with the intent to promote and encourage each other while keeping individual independence in creation and anticipation of more collaboration among different fields.

During the following 3 years, through a series of activities and projects, the vision gradually became more clear: To promote the experimental feature of art and the interaction between art and public through art collaboration among different fields and different geographical zones based on the geographical culture and living experience. The name of the group eventually became 943 Studio.

In 2008, Asian Art Network’s financial support of the Yunnan-Vietnam Female Art Exchange Program enabled the Studio to initiate the 943 Studio International Artist-in-Residence Program. Through inviting international artists to work in Kunming and communicate with local artists, the group seeks to provide new approaches and improvement to local art as well as the visiting artists and the possibility of collaboration among different fields and different geographical zones. Through lectures, workshops, open studios, and exhibitions, the Artist-in-Residence program has built up a platform for deeper and broader communication with the public, the students, and among the artists themselves. So far, 15 artists from different countries have taken part in this Artist-in-Residence Program. Since March 2010, the program cooperates with the Zurich Municipal Government, Loft Jin Ding 1919 art community, and Dong Xi Gallery in Norway.

The 943 Creative Fair is a market of original design and performance initiated by 943 Studio. The participants include artists, designers, animators, illustrators, handicraft artisans, musicians, and amateur artists. There have been four Creative Fairs since 2007 October. It has become an important focus for local artistic creation and communication. Its vision of encouraging creativity and the creative spirit in all aspects of live and to play earnestly can be seen in the both the works of the participating artists as well as in the process of selecting these artists.

“Art Salon” is arranged at non-preset times to facilitate meeting among the members. At times it is also open to the public and artists passing through Kunming, and provides a place to share art, or just free-chat and enjoying a cup of tea. Up to now, there have been 17 artists and designers from inside and outside China who have come to share their art works and their experiences with us at the “Art Salon”.

934 Studio’s vision is to let art engage with the public in a positive and friendly way, and to bring art into everyday life. Sometimes we refer to this activity or creation as “playing”. But this is a kind of “playing”, all members of the studio agree, that should be done earnestly.

Three years have passed. When we look back, we find our initial idea has grown and developed immensely through organizing a number of events.  It has provided an environment for the members to improve each other, and has facilitated communication between art and the public…. Supported by those who love art, 943 Studio keeps growing, in its own way, in this city.
   

Liu Lifen, Wang Han
June 23, 2010

 

What is “Wall”? What is “Off the Wall”?

by He Libin

To celebrate 943 Studio’s 3rd anniversary in July 2010, we would like to invite our friends to share and take part in the new possibilities of experimental exhibition.

The title of the exhibition, discussed and agreed on by the members of the studio, is ”Off the Wall”. But what is “the wall” and what is “off the wall”? I consider it to be a metaphor with many layers. First of all, contemporary art in Yunnan has been dominated by frame-works; generations of local artists have been influenced by its aesthetics and approach to viewing art. This has contributed to forming a kind of one dimensional, mono-angular reading art. With this exhibition, we want to break this hegemony of “the Wall”. Therefore, none of art works in this exhibition are based on the wall. All exhibits, including videos, installations, images and performances, are multi-dimensional and multi-angular. This is a challenge both from a curatorial point of view and from the point of view of the individual artists, through which we hope to achieve a break through both in creative process and presentation.

Secondly, in relation to the media and the audience, Yunnan artists have previously been like the biblical prophet: “honored everywhere except in his hometown”. The prophet’s dilemma has been a “wall” restricting the Yunnan artists in relation to the audience and thus in turn restricting the creative process. However, with increasing international communication and frequent exchanges, this “wall” does not exist anymore, and the artists don’t need to leave their native place to create their works; provided they are earnest, dedicated, and willing to explore the environment in which they are and their own individual experience, they can dig where they stand.

Furthermore, “off the wall” points to a kind of self-confidence of the artists of 943 Studio. They don’t need to anxiously look around their shoulder. Instead, they focus on establishing a platform from which they can continue to develop, attracting artists outside Kunming to experience the distinct Yunnan lifestyle, the particularities of the local art, and the restless, wandering approach to life and creativity. This was also one of the reasons for establishing up the International Artist in Residence Program together with Jin Ding Loft 1919. Through the program, started in 2009, we have been able not only to get to know a number of artists different cultures, but also contributed to creating free, fresh, and open climate for contemporary art in Kunming.

The participant artists of the exhibition are include the members of 943 Studio, artists that have collaborated with the studio in the past 3 years, 9 of the foreign artists that have been involved in the International Artist-in-Residence Program since it began, and young Yunnan local artists. The exhibited works include, among others, paintings, installations, photographs, videos, performance and sound art, all framed within the idea of “off the wall”. With this exhibition, hope to break new ground in presenting and promoting the contemporary art.

 June 11, 2010 in Kunming  [/lang_en]