Exhibition: The Great Ephemeral (Co-curated by Taipei Contemporary Art Center and New Museum) 展覽:偉大的一瞬(台北當代藝術中心與新美術館共同策劃)

Nir Evron

Photo credit: Nir Evron, Threshold (Frame no. 34), 2015, Pigment print on archival paper. 16 1/8 x 24 3/8 in (41 x 62 cm). Courtesy the artist and Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

 

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「偉大的一瞬」

台北當代藝術中心與新美術館共同策劃

 

展期:2015年5月27日到9月6日

展場:新美術館五樓,紐約

參展藝術家:陳界仁、張奕滿、周育正、Nir EVRON, Joel HOLMBERG, 李傑、Chelsea KNIGHT, Minouk LIM, 楊俊、姚瑞中、Constantina ZAVITSANOS

 

「偉大的一瞬」展覽探討全球市場難以捉摸、甚或感性的面向,並評論其不平等狀態,藉此回應全球市場的投機性本質。本展覽為紐約新美術館教育部門策劃的春季計畫之一,檢視投機性的各種面向,包括其與信念之間的波動關係,以及關注看護與集體勞動的另類經濟。台北當代藝術中心鄭美雅為此展覽的共同策展人。台北當代藝術中心是一個致力於為藝術家、策展人、學者與文化行動者服務的平台。

展覽呈現的作品反映出一種瞬時性,使觀者感受到人類的藝術與生活物質環境的岌岌可危、空泛且失控。參展藝術家以各種抗議形式回應此種情境:有些藝術家的回應尖銳且深刻,另一些藝術家則以非理性與遊戲之方式對抗市場的矛盾。本展覽呈現之作品各擅勝場;薩維采諾(Constantina Zavitsanos)以一座高塔緩緩敘說著延續278年的個人與家庭負債;艾弗隆(Nir Evron)的攝影系列作品忠實呈現巴勒斯坦住宅區令人咋舌的建設速度,該處建築反映出無所不在的西式旅館與公寓大樓風格,脫鉤於當地文化;周育正的繪畫作品重新英國藝術家莫里諾(Geoff Molyneux)的原作,挑戰重視原創性與本真性的藝術市場。「偉大的一瞬」作為紐約新美術館國際夥伴計畫 – 「美術館即樞紐」 – 的一部分,致力刻劃出全世界藝術家的共同關懷,並探索這些關懷當中更為廣泛的藝術與社會意涵。

 

客座策展人:鄭美雅

新美術館策展人:Johanna Burton (Keith Haring總監暨教育與公共參與部門策展人)

Lauren Cornell (2015新美術館三年展策展人,數位計畫暨「美術館即樞紐」策展人)

Sara O’Keeffe: 助理策展人

 

「偉大的一瞬」為新美術館「美術館即樞紐」的展覽與駐村計畫。羅伯特·斯特林·克拉克(Robert Sterling Clark)基金會的贊助使「美術館即樞紐」計畫得以實現。

紐約市文化局與紐約州藝術委員會亦為「美術館即樞紐」與其他公共計畫之贊助者。

本展覽的其他贊助者為中華民國文化部以及台北駐紐約文化中心。

藝術家駐村與委託作品所需經費則由尼森/艾德里斯(Neeson/Edlis)藝術家委託基金會與渥菲爾特(Laurie Wolfert)慷慨解囊資助。

 

The Great Ephemeral

Co-curated by Taipei Contemporary Art Center and New Museum

 

Exhibit date: May 27-Sep. 6, 2015

Exhibit Venue: The fifth floor, New Museum, New York

Participating Artists: CHEN Chieh-jen, Heman CHONG, CHOU Yu-Cheng, Nir EVRON, Joel HOLMBERG, LEE Kit, Chelsea KNIGHT, Minouk LIM, Jun YANG, YAO Jui- Chung, and Constantina ZAVITSANOS

 

“The Great Ephemeral” responds to the speculative nature of the global market, both by exploring its intangible, even emotional, aspects and by offering clear-eyed commentary on its inequalities. This exhibition is part of a season of programming organized by the New Museum’s Education Department that examines aspects of speculation, including its volatile relationship to faith as well as alternative economies focused on caregiving and collective labor. “The Great Ephemeral” is curated in collaboration with Meiya Cheng of the Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC), a platform dedicated to artists, curators, scholars, and cultural activists.

The works on view reflect an ephemeral existence in which our material circumstances, both in art and life, can feel precarious, abstract, and out-of-control. The artists featured in the exhibition react to this condition using various forms of protest: some responses are incisive, while others counter the market’s contradictions with equal measures of irrationality and play. Works in “The Great Ephemeral” include Constantina Zavitsanos’s tower of personal and familial debt spanning 278 years; Nir Evron’s photographic series, which depicts the rapid construction of a Palestinian housing development whose architecture mirrors the ubiquitous Westernized style of hotels and condominiums instead of that of the surrounding local culture; and Chou Yu-Cheng’s paintings, which, as copies of originals by British artist Geoff Molyneux, challenge an art market that values originality and authenticity. Presented as part of the New Museum’s international partnership program Museum as Hub, the exhibition captures preoccupations shared by artists around the world and how they manifest artistically and socially.

 

Guest Curator: Meiya Cheng

New Museum Curators:

Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum

Lauren Cornell, Curator, 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects, and Museum as Hub, New Museum

Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator, New Museum.

 

“The Great Ephemeral” is a Museum as Hub exhibition and residency.

Museum as Hub is made possible by Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.

Additional support for Museum as Hub and public programs is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Additional support for the exhibition is provided by the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. (Taiwan) and the Taipei Culture Center in New York (TECO).

Artist residencies and commissions are generously supported by the Neeson / Edlis Artists Commissions Fund, and Laurie Wolfert.