《美麗新世界——唐晶個人作品展》

1月15日 - 3月16日 進行中!

策展人:楊文彬、黃詠瑤

開幕日期:2019115(星期二)
開幕時間:下午六時半
展覽時間:2019115日至316
展覽地點:澳門皇子街17號來發大廈地下A, B

開放時間:逢星期一至六 11:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00

澳門1844攝影藝術空間(簡稱1844)很榮幸邀請到攝影藝術家唐晶先生,於二零一九年一月十五日到三月十六日,舉辦《美麗新世界——唐晶個人作品展》。

《美麗新世界》是唐晶自2013年起拍攝的圖像系列,藝術家透過資料搜集與篩選的形式去選擇拍攝的地點,創作過程包括了採訪、視頻和現場感受等等。《美麗新世界》一名源於三大反烏托邦小說之一,由英國作家阿道斯・赫胥黎所著的《美麗新世界》(1932),小說背景設定於公元2540年的倫敦,描繪了作家對高科技文明社會的未來想像,在沒有痛楚、只有快樂的「完美世界」下,卻為人們的精神世界、社會文明帶來了巨大的改變,書中對「新世界」的描寫深刻地反映了個人與集體的關係,和自由、秩序與制約的問題。

是次展覽展示了《美麗新世界》系列中的16幀圖像,旨在通過城市中建築物的複製現象來探討建築、權力與美學之間的關係,同時透過記錄一系列美麗景觀的表象下,旅遊消費、城市急速發展所帶來的境況,反映出一種具普遍性的文化趨勢與缺失。藝術家在中國不同城市中拍攝了許多仿歐式建築物,如武漢光谷二路的「凱旋門」、上海的寶山羅店新鎮、杭州的「艾菲爾鐵塔」等等,記載了城市建築、經濟急速發展後的建築物仿制現象。仿制的建築風格各有不同,包括北歐小鎮風格、著名地標等等,其方式不僅是美學表象的複製,更呈現了在公共領域中,仿歐式的建築表象和內在實際功能的差異性,同時代表了在地市民的美學需求、生活方式、身份認同與集體價值的問題。面對城市進行中的變遷,藝術家以新紀實攝影的手法,敏銳地記錄了現今中國城市發展中的脈絡:「誰修建了這些建築? 誰使用它們? 修建他們的人擁有怎樣的美學觀點? 擁有這樣觀點的人會怎樣影響當下的中國社會?」

 

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楊文彬 謹啟

二零一八年三月一日

 

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No Where There – Works by Tang Jing

 

Curators: Ieong Man Pan, Wong Weng Io

Exhibition Opening: 18:30, 15th January, 2019
Exhibition Period: 15/1-16/3/2019
Address: 1844 Macau Photography Art Space
(Rua do Infante, No. 17, Edf. Loi Fat, Lojas A e B, R/C, Macau)

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00

 

1844 Macau Photography Art Space has the honour to invite photography artist Tang Jing, to hold ‘No Where There – Works by Tang Jing’ from 15th January to 16th March in 2019 at 1844.

‘No Where There’ is a series of images photographed by Tang Jing since 2013. The artist selects the shooting places through careful selection and research. The creation process includes interviews, video recordings and on-site experiences etc. ‘No Where There’, which means ‘beautiful new world’ in the Chinese title, is inspired from one of the three most famous dystopian novels, ‘Brave New World’ (1932) by the English author Aldous Huxley. It is a novel set in London in 2540 CE, depicting the writer’s imagination about the future of the high-tech civilization, where there was no pain, but happiness. The novel depicted how such a ‘perfect world’ has brought huge influences on the mental world of people and their social civilization, the novel profoundly reflected the relationship between individual and collective, as well as the problems between freedom, order and conditioning.

Sixteen images from the ‘No Where There’ series will be shown in this exhibition.  The artist aims to explore the relationship between architecture, power and aesthetics. Through documenting the situations brought by tourism consumption and rapid urban development under the appearance of beautiful cityscapes, this series reflects a mass aesthetics trend and a lack of cultural identity recognition. Tang have photographed many European-style buildings in different cities in China, such as the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ on Guanggu road in Wuhan, Luodian Town in Shanghai, ‘Eiffel Tower’ in Hangzhou etc, recording the phenomenon of mimicry in architecture after the rapid urban and economic development. The architectural styles of the replica buildings documented are various and different, including styles of northern European town, international landmarks, etc. Not only does it show the replication of the specific aesthetic appearances, but also presenting the difference between its imitation appearance and its inner function in public areas. The phenomenon exhibits the aesthetic demand on behalf of the local citizens, their expectation on lifestyle, identity and collective values. Observing these ongoing changes in the cities, by means of new documentary photography, the artist recorded the situation in acuity within this context of urban development in China today: ‘Who built these buildings? Who are the users? What were the aesthetic views of the people who built them? How will people with such views affect Chinese society today?’

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Ben Ieong

Director

1844 Macau Photography Art Space

 

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