美的演繹

地點: 新竹市美術館 時間: 2017.6.03(六)-8.27(日) 09:00-17:00(週一休館)
【美就存在於生活當中】
美是什麼?每個人對於美的定義都有所不同,透過打開感官的知覺,在展覽中接收各個領域對「美」的詮釋與思辯,【美的演繹】讓每個人進入《新竹市美術館》之後,都能夠探索美、體驗美,甚至喚醒心中美的小芽,在生活中無時不刻創造出屬於自己的美。
策展人 Curator/張馨之 CHANG Hsin Chih
《美的演繹─時尚‧跨界‧當代藝術展》於6月3日至8月27日在新竹市美術館展出,共分為三個展區:【美的思辨─美何以而為?】展區,運用動手體驗操作讓觀者認識及瞭解美感的六大元素,富有美感教育之意義;【美的聯想─跨界名人聯合慈善創作計畫】展出來自各領域的名人創作,多數人是生平第一次公開展示其創作,讓觀者思考「藝術家」或「非藝術家」對美的想像與呈現;【美的感官─藝術家的眼】則展出六位當代跨領域藝術家,透過繪畫、雕塑、裝置、舞蹈、服裝、新媒體互動等媒材,感受藝術家對美的演繹與思辨。

此次展覽邀請了六位跨界藝術家,將從繪畫、時尚設計、舞蹈及新媒體等不同面向展現對美的體驗與省思。蔡志賢是服裝設計師也是雕塑家,靈活運用柔軟及堅硬的材質進行創作,服裝強調自然及簡約,鐵雕作品亦具內斂的生命力;龎銚的作品包含繪畫與金工,善用非具象的符號、色塊以及媒材層層疊出想像的畫面;葉謹睿則以辨識人臉以及動態追蹤技術的科技互動裝置,引人重新探究對美的定義;謝杰樺和董怡芬把「舞蹈表演」和「生活」的界線模糊化,人人都可自行編舞,展現自己與他人律動的美;新竹在地藝術家林雅涵更用水墨和膠彩的融合,細細勾勒出美。

此外,展覽亦邀請多位跨足商界、媒體界、醫界、法律界等領域之翹楚參與「跨界名人聯合慈善創作計畫」,在20x20公分畫布上自由運用各種創作手法詮釋「美」的觀點,所有名人創作之作品也將在展期間舉辦慈善拍賣,所得捐贈社團法人新竹市自閉症協進會,作為協助自閉症兒童美學教育學習之用,發展星兒的藝術潛能,民眾亦可透過展覽中「藝術家」或「非藝術家」的對應,重新思考美的可能性。

【美的思辨-美何以而為?】
「美」對於中西方思想家而言,始終是一個古老的問題。18世紀德國哲學家鮑姆嘉通(Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten,1714~1762),首先正名美學(Aesthetics)這個字,倡議以Aesthetics這個字來稱呼研究感性認知的學問。其中「美」是甚麼?「美」從何而來?如何審「美」?既然美學是研究「感性」的一種學問,每個人的感知不盡相同,因此美難以定義。然而,「美」雖不構成必然,但依然有一種共通性,是為大多數人可以接受的、舒適愉悅的樣態,即所謂的「美感元素」。

此區的規劃中,嘗試提供了通往美感路徑的基礎知識,包括「色彩」、「比例」「質感」、「構成」、「結構」、「構造」六類美感元素,並設計小型的互動體驗區,讓觀者在美感知識建構過程中,能夠動手、體驗美的經驗、集體建構出美的可能。

【美的聯想-跨界名人聯合慈善創作計畫】
如何看見他人心中的美?來自不同知識圈、產業別的領域的意見領袖們,又是如何表達美?此展區透過廣泛徵集跨界名人響應「美」的議題,受邀者以不分題材、不分媒材,創作一幅20x20公分的作品;此外,也同步邀請多位自閉症兒童(星兒)參與此創作計畫,於此展區集體聯合展出,展現「非藝術家」們多元豐沛的、「美」的聯想。

【美的感官-藝術家的眼】
「美」存在日常經驗中,欲認識「美」就得先從感官覺知出發。透過當代藝術家對美的詮釋,觀者可以參與其中,經驗藝術家所經驗。在此展區中,邀請六位跨界藝術家,包括蔡志賢(小雨)、龎銚、葉謹睿、謝杰樺+董怡芬、林雅涵自不同創作媒材的思考,提出對日常美感的回應。

蔡志賢為橫跨服飾設計、藝術創作、空間設計的藝術家,他曾言:「每件獨特的手工衣穿在人身上,就像似會動的活體雕塑」,並深信東方人有自我主張的文化美感與在地美學觀。龎銚的複合媒材繪畫以點、線、面、非具象的符號色塊、筆觸、物件、媒材去架構和層疊出一個有厚度的空間,近年亦投入金工、軟雕塑的創作,過去曾與TLC頻道合作節目《龎銚敲敲門》推廣日常生活美學,獲得45屆金鐘獎節目主持人殊榮。

旅居紐約的葉謹睿目前專任於紐約時尚設計學院(FIT),近期的創作經常以檢視科技對於認知的影響為主軸,作品《十全十美》以人臉辨識以及動態追蹤技術,讓觀者用吶喊的方式來驅動面部五官的變化,隨意更換自己的樣貌;但所得來的新容貌,卻有如白駒過隙般地稍縱即逝,在一聲聲的吶喊之中享受絢爛而短暫的滿足,以此引起觀者思辨美貌與自我認同之議題。

謝杰樺+董怡芬的舞蹈互動裝置《日常編舞》,是一套打破舞蹈藩籬界限的多人互動作品,觀眾可自由進出與挑選空間內的耳機,並隨著耳機指令詮釋肢體動作,從中體現日常生活肢體美感的多樣性,同時反思自我身體與他人的連結性。林雅涵以頭髮比擬人的情感與生活經驗,以膠彩、水墨詮釋女性的髮絲線條,將細膩、交織的千頭萬緒交融於畫面,形成婉約的、東方柔美的視覺意象。
《Aesthetics of Interpretation ─ Fashion ‧ Crossover ‧ Contemporary Art Show》exhibits in Hsinchu City Art Gallery during the period from 3 Jun. to 27 Aug. . There are three main sections of the exhibition :〈Speculation of Aesthetics ─ How could aesthetics be?〉provides the hands-on experiences for viewers to recognize and understand the six elements of aesthetics, and has the meaning of aesthetic education. 〈Association of Aesthetics ─The creative program of crossover celebrities and charity〉exhibits the creations of celebrities from different professions, and most of them are the first time to show their creations publicly. This section can let viewers think about the imagination and presentation of aesthetics from “artists” or “non-artists”. 〈Sense of Aesthetics ─ The vision of artists〉exhibits the creations of six contemporary crossover artists. With the painting, sculpture, installation, dance, clothing, new media interaction and other media, viewers can experience the artists’ interpretation and speculation of aesthetics.

There were six contemporary crossover artists who displayed the experience and reflection of aesthetics from different orientations such as painting, fashion design, dance and new media invited in this exhibition. Chih Hsien Tsai is not only a costume designer but also a sculptor. He used soft and hard materials flexibly to create. The clothing he designed emphasizes the sense of nature and simple, and the iron works also have a reserved vitality. The creations of Yolanda Pong are paintings and metal-works. She used abstract symbols, shapes, and medium to construct the imaginary scene. C. J. Yeh created the interactive installation with the techniques of face-identifying and dynamic tracking, and let viewers to reflect the definition of aesthetics. Chieh Hua Jeff Hsieh and I Fen Tung blurred the boundary of “dance performance” and “life”. Everyone can choreograph by themselves and to show the aesthetics of rhythm created by themselves and the others. Ya Han Lin, a local artist of Hsinchu, mixed the ink and the nihonga to draw the outline of aesthetics particularly.

In addition, there were a large number of outstanding person in the fields of business, media, medical, legal and others invited to participate in “The creative program of crossover celebrities and charity”. In a 20x20 cm canvas, they used the variety of creative techniques freely to interpret the vision of aesthetics. Besides, all of the creations created by celebrities will be auctioned during the charity auction held in exhibition period. The income will be donated to the Hsinchu Association of Autism, and used for the aesthetic education learning of autistic children to develop their artistic potential. Viewers also can reflect the possibility of aesthetics through the correspondence of “artists” or “non-artists” in the exhibition.

〈Speculation of Aesthetics ─ How could aesthetics be?〉
For Eastern and Western philosophers, “Aesthetics” has been an ancient question. In 18 century, German philosopherAlexander Gottlieb Baumgarten(1714~1762)first rectified the word of “Aesthetics” and advocated using this word to call the study of perceptual knowledge.

What is "Aesthetics"? Where does "Aesthetics" come from? How to judge "Aesthetics"? Aesthetics is a kind of knowledge to study “perception”.Each person's perception isn’t the same, so that aesthetics is difficult to define. However, although "Aesthetics" doesn’t constitute a necessity, it still has a commonality that is the acceptable, comfortable and pleasant style for most people, so-called “Aesthetic Elements”.

This section planned to provide the basic knowledge that is the route to aesthetics, including six aesthetic elements: “Color”, “Proportion”, “Texture”, “Composition”, “Structure” and “Construction”. This section also devised the area of interactive experience, whichviewers can do hand-on works, experience the aesthetics and construct the possibility of aesthetics collectively in the process of constructing the aesthetic knowledge.

〈Association of Aesthetics ─ The creative program of crossover celebrities and charity〉
How to see the aesthetics in others’ heart? How do the opinion leaders from different professions express aesthetics? There were a large number of crossover celebrities invited to participate in this creative program of the aesthetic topic. They could take any subject and media to create on a 20x20 cm canvas. In addition, there were several autistic children also invited to participate in this creative project. This section shows these creations collectivelyand displays thevarious and abundant aesthetic associations of “non-artists”.

〈Sense of Aesthetics ─ The vision of artists〉
“Aesthetics”exists in the daily experience. If we want to recognize “Aesthetics”, we have to start from the awareness of sense. Through the contemporary artists' interpretation of aesthetics, viewers can participate in the aesthetics and experience what artists have experienced.In this section, there were six crossover artists, including Chih Hsien Tsai, Yolanda Pong, C.J. Yeh, Chieh Hua Jeff Hsieh + I Fen Tung and Ya Han Lin, thought from different creative media and had response to daily aesthetics.

Chih Hsien Tsaiis the artist of costume design, art creation and space design. He said:”When each article of unique handmade-clothingis on the human body, it like a living sculpture.” He also believes that Oriental have our own cultural aesthetics andthe vision of local aesthetics. The composite-medium paintings of Yolanda Pong is used dot, line, surface, abstract symbols and shapes, brushstroke, object, or medium to construct a space with depth. Recently, she also involved in the creation of metal-works and soft sculpture.In the past, she had hosted TLC channel’s show, “From House to Home,” promoting the aesthetics of daily life, and won the Golden Bell Award for show hosting in the 45th Golden Bell Awards.

C. J. Yeh, sojourning in New York, currently teaches in the New York Fashion Design Institute (FIT). The recent creations often take the view that technology having impact on cognition as the main theme. The creation 《Perfect 10》used technology of face recognition and dynamic tracking. Viewers can change the facial features and their own appearance freely by shouting to drive the installation. However, the new face got from the installation is like a fleeting show. By this interactive installation, viewers enjoy the gorgeous and shortsatisfaction when theyshouting again and again, and caused to think of the issues of good-looking and self-identification.

The interactive installation of dance《You Choreography》, created by Chieh Hua Jeff Hsieh and I Fen Tung, is the multiple interactive work that viewers can enter or exit the space freely, choose the earphonesput in the space and move their limbs with the instructions from the earphones. In this installation, viewers can represent the diversity of limbs-beauty in daily life and reflect the connection between their own body and the others. Yahan Lin compared hair to people’s emotions and experience in life. She used the ink and the nihonga to depict the hairlines of women, blended the delicate and tangledthoughts into the scene to form the graceful and orientalsoft visual imagery.

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