[lang_zh]无根[/lang_zh][lang_en]Rootless[/lang_en]

[lang_zh]策展人:罗菲

艺术家郑青青(美国/台湾)
展览开幕酒会:2011.9.10, 20:00
展期:2011.9.10 – 9.26
地点:昆明市西坝路101号,TCG诺地卡(云南白药厂旁昆明市机模厂内)
电话:4114691

艺术漫谈:当代艺术的经济要素—拍卖
时间:2011.9.16. 20:00-21:00
地址:昆明市金鼎山北路15号,Loft•金鼎1919,A区,943空间
电话:5385159

合作:TCG诺地卡   943空间   Loft· 金鼎1919

 

前言

文/罗菲

郑青青的外公是北京人,65年前因为战争的缘故移居台湾。青青出生于台湾,2003年到美国学习艺术与设计。2009年,青青移居美国。因为历史或个人的际遇,她的外公从大陆到台湾,她从台湾到美国,如今作为艺术家,从美国来昆明943小组进驻工作。家族的迁徙经历,以及她在文化上的断层、碰撞与交织,使她对自己的文化产生追根溯源的念头。

青青在美国接受艺术教育,她的作品呈现出非常多元的面貌,她对数字艺术、传统艺术以及立体作品都感兴趣,她敢于挑战自己,尝试不断解决问题实现新的想法。青青善于尝试不同媒材,大多数作品使用墨汁、水彩、水粉和丙烯,色彩微妙而安静。尤其那组雕刻旧书来制作老式相机和音乐盒的系列作品我非常喜欢,通过她对泛黄旧书一页一页地雕刻和裁剪,能把那些精密仪器再现出来,使其不再是那个物体本身,而是被青青赋予特殊手工感与观念的情感物。这也正是青青的艺术所具有的一种特殊气质,浪漫、精微、幽静而大方。她把那些日常物品和器具变成了她个人经历的某种象征,又让这些信手拈来之物,提出这个时代背景下的文化命题。

青青的作品在形式上也有较强的整体感,大多数形象有明朗简洁饱满的轮廓,同时那些载满个人情愫、观念和故事的形象,又以线与面的样式在作品中舒缓流动、飞翔。还有水彩作品中仿佛大自然里的根茎或羽毛的绚丽色彩,这一切形成了某种让情感和物品复苏的诗意。

这次展出的四件作品是青青在昆明进驻三个月期间就地取材完成的,一件是叫做“无根餐厅”的屋子,与福饼文化有关,里面藏着命运瞬间的因缘,或功成或名就,或平庸或祝福,它们都是生活中真实的瞬间。

第二件作品也是与吃有关,青青把不同食物做成液态涂抹在纸质的碗上,成组的碗形成一个阵容,而隐藏其中的互动声音装置将为观众打开可供想象的厨房记忆。

第三件作品是用水彩画的手法绘制书法字帖,那些带有明确家国情怀的字,如“国”、“乡”、“爱”等,这组作品探讨繁体字与简体字的差异,汉字在化繁为简之后,其意义是否明晰可见。

第四件作品是仿印章的指纹装置。中国文化以个人印章为署名的权力象征,而西方文化以书写签名为其权力象征,青青在这两种文化里生活,切换频道。那么这个以艺术家本人拇指指纹为印的戳记,是否可以超越文化差异呢?

青青的作品让人们进入到一个迁徙者、移民文化的探讨中,并且因为作品的开放与互动因素,观众可以参与到其个人情感与经验中,对文化、命运和根源的进行反思。我们的归属在哪儿?民族主义又能否为我们解开终极的答案呢?

2011年9月2日  [/lang_zh]

[lang_en]Curator:Luo Fei

Artist: Ching Ching Cheng(USA/Tai Wan)
Opening Reception:2011.9.10, 20:00
Duration:2011.9.10 – 9.26
Location:TCG Nordica, Loft, Xiba Road No.101, Kunming
Tel:4114691

Artist Talk: The Economics of Contemporary Art — Branded Auctions
Time:2011.9.16. 20:00-21:00
Location:943 Space, A Zone, Loft•JinDing 1919, North Jinding Shan Road No.15, Kunming
Tel:5385159
In cooperating with: TCG Nordica, 943 Space, Loft· 金鼎1919

 

Forward by Luo Fei

Cheng Ching Ching’s grandfather was born in Beijing. He moved to Taiwan during World War II 65 years ago. Ching Ching was born in Taiwan, and moved to the United States to study art and design in 2003. Now Ching Ching is living and working in the United States. Because of historical and personal encounters, her grandfather moved from Mainland China to Taiwan; she moved from Taiwan to the United States; and now as an artist, from the United States to Kunming for the artist-in-residency program at 943 Studio. The experience of migration in her family, and the cultural gap, confliction and intervention makes her interested in finding out more about her own culture.

Ching Ching studied art in the United States, and she practices art in many different ways. She works digitally, traditionally and also three-dimensionally. She always challenges herself through drawing, solving problems and difficult ideas. Ching Ching likes to experiment with different techniques and mediums. Most of her work is mixed media using ink, watercolor, gouache and acrylic. The color of her work is very subtle and quiet. In particular, I like the vintage camera and gramophone series, which are made from old books. Through cutting and gluing old books together page by page to reform objects, Ching Ching is able to explore a subject through meditation on personal and emotion level. This makes Ching Ching’s art special. It is romantic, subtle, quiet and generous. She makes everyday objects into a symbol of her personal experiences and her cultural background.

Ching Ching’s work is cohesive. Most of the images have a clear and full silhouette, and those silhouettes are loaded with personal feelings, ideas and stories are flowing and flying in the form of lines and shapes. As well as her watercolor, it looks like brilliant colors of roots and feathers in nature. All of them become emotions and poetry.

There are four artworks for this exhibition, and they were made with local materials found by Ching Ching’s during her three-month residency in Kunming. The house is called “Rootless Restaurant.”  It is related to fortune cookies, which is modified Chinese culture in America. There are fate, success and blessings hidden inside real moments of life.

The second piece is about food. Ching Ching uses many different types of food as pigment to paint on different shaped and sized paper bowls. The paper bowls line up on a big table, and a hidden interactive sound installation will give the audience a chance to remember or discover memories of cooking in the kitchen.

The third piece is calligraphy in watercolor. Those characters with a clear sense of national identity, such as “country”, “home”, and “love.” This series explores the change from Traditional and Simplified Chinese and its meaning.

The last work is an installation of fingerprint stamp. In Chinese culture, personal stamps represent the written signatures in Western culture. Ching Ching is living in both cultures and using both forms of a signature. The thumbprint of the artist can act as the signature stamp transcending cultural differences?

Ching Ching’s work lets us explore the immigrant culture. Viewers can add in their personal feelings and experiences to think about their cultures, their fates and their roots through these interactive installations. Where do we belong? Is Nationalism the ultimate answer?

Sep 2, 2011[/lang_en]

                                                           

“[lang_zh]无根[/lang_zh][lang_en]Rootless[/lang_en]”的2个回复

  1. 很興奮看到您的新作品展覽消息,真希望我在現場.羅菲介紹的非常好, both of you two are great.Congratulation for the coming exhibition and have one happy moon festival in Kunming .

  2. Ni hao, Nice work!!! I am very interested in what Ching Ching creates because she is a rare contemporary artist who I believe does very solid, original and meaningful work. I hope someday she gets world recognition. I saw Ching Ching’s work in the California State Fair fine art competition (big honor to get into this show because of such heavy strong competition) this year, the book-camera, it was very good. I had a piece in the same show, a watercolor/poem about japanese tsunami. We also had a visiting famous artist from China at that show named Xiang Shi who lives in Beijing and my friend Chinese American Ning Hou was also there for 1 week. So nice that Ching Ching was able to spend 3 months there at 9 ¾ studio. Wow!!! So lucky. Maybe someday I can do the same. She has an interesting life, going from Taiwan, to USA, then back to China then back to the USA. I live in California as well but someday want to spend much more time in China again. I am happy that I can read this website about Nordica and 9 ¾ studio, I met Luo Fei when I was there in 09. Even though I have not been to Kunming in 2 years now, I will go back!!! I love Kunming. I look at the TGC Nordica and 9 ¾ studio websites often to see what is happening. Zai jian

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