展覽|故事由來:三個展覽

日期
05/12/2017 - 10:00 - 24/02/2018 - 18:00
地址
亞洲藝術文獻庫圖書館
上環荷李活道233號荷李活商業中心11樓

亞洲藝術文獻庫舉行三個展覽,探討亞洲出版的藝術期刊如何推動批判、歷史研究、旅行書寫及小說創作的平台。展覽由文獻庫團隊策畫。

日期及時間:2017年12月5日(星期二)至2018年2月24日(星期六)
地點:亞洲藝術文獻庫圖書館 荷李活道233號荷李活商業中心11樓

栗憲庭的藝術期刊工作(1978-2001年)
翁子健
栗憲庭的藝術生涯始於1978年,當年他獲聘為《美術》期刊的編輯。作為該期刊最年輕的編輯,栗憲庭致力於報導後文革時期藝術創作所經歷的劇變,曾報導的主題包括反思現實主義的藝術理念、抽象藝術的重現,以及在文革結束後最早出現的一批由藝術家自發組織的非官方展覽,例如《新春畫展》、《星星美展》及《十二人畫展》等。是次展覽旨在介紹栗憲庭逾二十年的期刊工作,並聚焦於他曾以編輯和作者身份參與過的期刊,包括《美術》、《中國美術報》及《新潮》。是次展覽將展示編有全新註解和翻譯的文獻材料,從而探索如何將期刊用作批判性討論和研究歷史的工具。

軸線上的某處
Karthik K.G. 與Sneha Ragavan 合作
《軸線上的某處》由駐新德里藝術家 Karthik K.G.與亞洲藝術文獻庫研究員 Sneha Ragavan 合作策劃,內容圍繞四個與「游移」有關的概念,展品集合了現成物、文獻庫館藏、以及藝術家創作的圖片。有關「游移」的概念衍生自文獻庫即將出版的第三部卷宗系列(題目待定)。該系列收輯了二十世紀由南亞藝術家撰寫的文章,內容涉獵一段段外遊及心靈的旅程、游走於熟悉及陌生的界線、跨越公共及私人領域。
Karthik探討人、事物和想法之間的游移,如何建構創作、知識、政治和歷史的環境。是次展覽提供四種解讀的可能性,包括「一直向前」、「縱橫交錯」、「迷失」及「迂迴漫步」。

對話的把戲
黎原、並委約區秀詒創作作品
在亞洲,藝術期刊曾有過一段藉著刊登對話場景以推動區內藝術討論的熱潮。《對話的把戲》以此為出發點,重訪三篇分別發表於《Vrishchik》(印度)、《美術思潮》(中國)、和《sentAp!》(馬來西亞)的文本作品。這些文本利用實驗性的敍事結構,形成在神話、回憶、史實和小說之間迂迴的舞臺,在探索自我與他者的關係的同時,開闢新的手法以供解讀交織多個地域的藝術歷史脈絡。展覽由兩部分組成,通過構想歷史的來龍去脈,去回應文本中相遇的情節、人物的構造及美學典範。第一部分是委約藝術家區秀詒創作的作品,為一名虛構角色建立個人檔案,該角色身份是秘密特工、科學家和藝術家,啟發自美國絲綢大亨Jim Thompson於1967年在馬來西亞神秘失蹤的謎團。第二部份取材於亞洲藝術文獻庫及其他來源的圖像,追溯憑對話想像出來的場域。

圖片: 刊登於《Artrends: A Contemporary Art Bulletin》,第十一及十二期,1976–1977 年。圖片由Cholamandal Artists' Village提供。

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It Begins with A Story: Three Exhibitions

Asia Art Archive hosts three exhibitions that explore art periodicals in Asia as tools for criticism, historical research, travel writing, and fiction. Conceived by AAA team members, these presentations are part of the public programmes leading up to It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia, the symposium organised by Asia Art Archive in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, 11–13 January 2018.
Date and Time: 5 Dec 2017 – 24 Feb 2018
Venue: AAA Library, Asia Art Archive, 11/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Li Xianting’s Contribution to Art Journals in China (1978–2001)
Anthony YungLi Xianting began his career in art in late 1978, when he was appointed editor of Meishu magazine. As the youngest member of the editorial team, Li was committed to reporting on topics that most fundamentally represented the profound changes that art was undergoing during the post–Cultural Revolution era. The topics covered include calling for a reconsideration of the artistic concept of realism, the re-emergence of abstract art, and the first unofficial exhibitions organised by artists since the end of Cultural Revolution, such as New Spring Exhibition, The Stars Exhibition, and Twelve Men Painting Exhibition. This presentation is an investigation into Li’s practice as an editor and a writer working for Meishu, Fine Arts in China, and Next Wave—newspapers and magazines he was involved with for over two decades. Featuring newly annotated and translated archival materials, the exhibition explores how periodicals can be used as a tool for critical debates and historical research.

Somewhere Along the Line
Karthik K. G. in collaboration with Sneha Ragavan

Somewhere Along the Line is a project by New Delhi–based artist Karthik K. G. in collaboration with AAA Researcher Sneha Ragavan. It presents an assemblage of found objects, documents from AAA’s archival collections, and images created by the artist, organised along four conceptual themes related to movement. These threads emerge out of AAA's forthcoming Dossier Three, a collection of artists’ writings from twentieth century South Asia, which engages with journeys outward and inward, familiar and strange, and across thresholds of public and private. Karthik explores how movement—of people, objects, and ideas—is central to the formation of creative, intellectual, and politico-historical environments.

Fantasy of a Dialogue
Nicole Yuen Lai with work by Au Sow-Yee

Fantasy of a Dialogue takes as its point of departure a moment during which art periodicals in Asia embraced the dialogue form to advance discussion on art in the region. This inquiry focuses on three works published respectively in Vrishchik (India), The Trend of Art Thought (China), and sentAp! (Malaysia). These texts experiment with narrative structures, providing a stage for myths, memories, facts, and fictions. They reveal new ways of interpreting art historical contexts across multiple geographies while exploring the relationship between self and other. The exhibition consists of two parts, constructing speculative histories echoing the encounters, characterisations, and aesthetic paradigms presented in the dialogues. The first, a commissioned work by artist Au Sow-Yee, features an archive of an imaginary character—a secret agent, scientist, and artist—inspired in part by the American silk tycoon Jim Thompson, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances while in Malaysia in 1967. The second, a series of images from AAA Collection and other sources, traces the sites imagined within the dialogues.

Image: Enter Cholamandal, published in Artrends: A Contemporary Art Bulletin, vol. 11, no. 3-4, and vol. 12, no. 1, July 1976–1977.
Courtesy of Cholamandal Artists' Village.

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