延展生命 Translife

[2011/05/26 15:53 | 分类: info | by lizhenhua ]
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继2008年中国美术馆成功举办具有里程碑意义的奥运文化项目,国际新媒体艺术展“合成时代:媒体中国2008”后, 以“媒体中国”系列命名的这一美术馆重要项目将于2011年7月26日以三年展的形式再次推出大型国际新媒体艺术展“延展生命:媒体中国2011”。

面对气候污染及生态危机日益威胁人类生存环境的全球性挑战,“延展生命”以独特的知识视野和哲学思考展开对这一关系人与自然之命运的反思并以艺术的想象唤起大众的认知与参与意识以应对这一挑战,为探讨一种新的自然观和人文理念提出建设性的倡议。

展览以3个分主题为线索, 以层层递进的构思,将对于感官世界的新发掘所揭示的认知的扩展,延伸到因多种生命形态的涌现所带来的有关生命的新的含义的解读, 进而对以生物多样化为基础及物种共生为条件的生态重塑理念给予启示。同时展览也试图对导致生态和环境危机的历史缘由和的哲学背景进行思考,就现代主义运动所催生的主体性以及由此所孕育的人类中心论提出质疑。

展览由美术馆一层渐次上升至顶层的建筑布局也寓意地表现了从个体的感知体验到生命的多元共生继而对生命所赖以依托的生态环境的关注所显示的从微观至宏观的感性递升和认知进程,形象地回应了展览的主题,使策展构思和空间形态形成富有象征意义的有机关系。

“延展生命”国际新媒体艺术三年展将展出包括中国,韩国,日本,新加坡, 美国, 加拿大,墨西哥,巴西,西班牙,意大利, 法国, 德国, 瑞士,奥地利,荷兰,拉脱维亚,爱尔兰, 英国,芬兰,比利时, 挪威,塞尔维亚, 澳大利亚共23个国家的近80位艺术家的53件作品, 其中40件为三个主题展作品, 13件为“天气隧道”特别项目作品。

展览将于中国美术馆一层3个展厅, 三层及五层的的所有展厅, 共计4000余平方米的空间展出。

美术馆主楼前室外空间将由中国新锐建筑师马岩松联合多所知名艺术院校的年轻艺术家创作大型装置作品“天气隧道”。

300 多页的展览画册由多篇专题论文及彩色作品画页组成, 由诸多国际著名学者撰写, 对展览各个主题以及由此衍生的哲学和社会问题进行了深入的探讨。 全书约300-350页。画册由中国美术馆 (NAMOC) 与利物浦大学出版社 (LUP) 联合英国艺术与创意基金 (FACT) 合作出版, 并在全球发行。将是一本集文字,图像为一体的学术专著。

艺术总监/ 策展人, 张尕

Following the groundbreaking international new media art exhibition Synthetic Times, a 2008 Beijing Olympics Cultural Project, the National Art Museum of China presents TransLife, the next installment of the Media Art China series, now instituted as a triennial, slated to open on July 26, 2011, in Beijing.

Amidst the global challenges of climate and ecological crises that threaten the very existence of humanity, the exhibition TransLife reflects on the whereabouts of humankind in relationship to nature through an unique perspective and philosophical speculation, calling for citizen participation in facing these imminent challenges with artistic imagination to advocate a new world view of nature and a retooled humanist proposition.

The exhibition is structured by three thematically related components that gradually progress from the discovery of new sensorial potentials that extend our cognitive capacities to the emergence of multiple life forms to biodiversity and an exploration of the symbiosis of cohabitation, revealing emerging concepts of life and provoking contemplation on the biosphere. In doing so, the exhibition also strives to reassess the historical roots and epistemological foundation of the current ecological and environmental predicament, interrogating the notion of subjectivity inherent in the project of modernity and the anthropocentrism derived from that tradition.

The exhibition’s architectural design starting with the first floor of the museum and extending to the third and the uppermost floors resonates with exhibition’s thematic construct in which the progression from the sensorial experiences of the individual to the recognition of the multitude of life phenomena and, finally, to the attention to life-sustaining ecosystems echoes with the emotional and perceptual evolution from micro-worlds to a macro-universe, making the curatorial concept an organic and symbolic physical presence.

TransLife will bring to the Beijing audience an unparalleled roster of 53 artworks by over 80 artists and artist collectives from China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Latvia, Ireland, UK, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Serbia and Australia. 40 works will be included in the theme exhibitions and 13 works will be installed in the “Weather Tunnel” special project.
The exhibition will occupy three galleries on the museum’s first floor and the entire space of the museum’s 3rd and 5th floors, totaling over 4000 square meters.

The cutting-edge Chinese architect MA Yansong will design a large installation for “Weather Tunnel” in collaboration with emerging artists from a selection of  leading art schools in an open area of the museum.

The 300 page plus  exhibition catalogue will consist of a collection of scholarly texts contributed by world-renowned authors (Bruno Latour, Arjen Mulder, Chris Salter, Peter Sloterdijk, Eugene Thacker, and a curatorial text by ZHANG Ga)  to elaborate on the exhibition’s themes and their philosophical ramifications, along with color illustrations of works in the exhibition. The catalogue will be co-published by NAMOC, The Liverpool University Press and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies in UK and distributed globally.

Artistic Director / Curator,  ZHANG Ga
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