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李元佳
Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination- Repetition
May 25 2018 – April 22 2019
英國曼徹斯特 Manchester Art Gallery

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當觀眾與藝術相遇時,什麼樣的故事會出現並侷限、遮掩人們所見?而這樣的故事又會隨著時間改變嗎?

透過超過四十為藝術家的作品,Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition探討公眾美術館是如何形塑我們的共同想像,並檢視展覽是如何影響這些共同敘事。在此展中,藝術作品的展示超越了來歷與身份的框架,並孕育出了新的故事。

Speech Acts由自18世紀至21世紀,超過七十件作品與文獻所組成。這些展品主要來自四個公共收藏:Cartwright Hall Art Gallery、John Rylands Library (The University of Manchester)、 Manchester Art Gallery與Whitworth,並發展出了非裔藝術家與現代主義的對話:一個由University of the Arts London與Middlesex University主導,受Arts and Humanities Research Council資助,耗時三年的研究計畫

李元佳美術館與藝廊
此展以李元佳美術館(1972-83)作為一個主要核心。於1972年,藝術家李元佳在Cumbria向畫家Winifred Nicholson購買了一棟穀倉,並改建成了一個聚集創作者與Cumbria世界主義者的美術館。它曾展出超過330位來自英國與世界各地的藝術家。

Speech Acts 視李元佳美術館為他的一個創作,也視為一個公眾藝廊的早期營運精神。採用三面美術館中David Nash所製作的玻璃窗戶作為視覺隱喻,此展覽提出了三個問題:

反映 – 表現自我。藝術家如何與歷史、期望、與周遭產生連結?
想像 – 全部的總結。地點、人脈、與本性是如何形塑藝術家的創作?
重複 – 我即多數。在不同創作中的知識與角色 – 從紡織品到概念藝術 – 是否使我們產生不同的解讀?

從學術單位出發
在歷史上,Bradford與Manchester皆為工業革命新興城市與紡織業的世界中心。這樣的工業擴張需要大量的勞工移民,且製造了極大的財富。Speech Acts中的四個主要借展單位皆因這樣的工業財富而進行慈善事業。確實,Manchester Art Gallery的其中一樣主要財產便是來自Bradford的工業家與收藏家Charles Rutherston (1925)。這些學術單位與它們的藏物為公民自豪的表現,亦反映且創造了一個社會的共享身份。

Speech Acts 是一個探討關於在公眾生活中,藝術收藏與藝術學院角色的持續爭論。

Manchester Art Gallery源自工業革命中的學院運動,明確的為了一個健全社會的發展提供了創意教育與交流課程。透過這些作品,藝廊維持著活躍且革新討論的傳統,並在城市的中心創造了與文化、思想的未來公眾生活故事。

Speech Acts的展期中,Manchester Art Gallery的創作空間Clore Art Studio也會在展覽中參與。他會是李元佳美術館中的兒童藝術室的再現,有展示、活動、工作坊以探討藝術的角色,並反映了李元佳的對於意義創造的物理介入,生活即藝術。

同時放映的錄像也有藝術家Helen Petts的新製錄像Space & Freedom。此作品混雜了李元佳的影片檔案以期Petts所拍攝的李元佳美術館周遭素材。錄像中亦收入了兩個李元佳未曾曝光的錄音檔案,並與環境音、Steve Beresford的即興音樂相結合。作品探討了節奏、材質、與給予李元佳靈感的Cumbria環境聲音。

參展藝術家
李元佳 | Said Adrus | Getulio Alvani | Rasheed Araeen | Frank Auerbach | Francis Bacon I Sutapa Biswas | Barbara Brown | Edward Burne-Jones | Lubna Chowdhary | Conroy/Sanderson | William Crozier | Alan Davie | Delia Derbyshire | Yara El-Sherbini | Lucian Freud | Samuel Fyzee-Rahamin | Mauro Kunst | Gilbert & George | Mona Hatoum I Barbara Hepworth | Lubaina Himid | David Hockney | dom sylvester houedard | Shirazeh Houshiary | RB Kitaj | Andrzej Lachowicz | Wyndham Lewis | Kim Lim | Henry Moore | Pushpamala N. | Winifred Nicholson | James Northcote | Chris Ofili | Eduardo Paolozzi | Ahmed Parvez | Hetain Patel | Helen Petts | Keith Piper | Steven Pippin | Abigail Reynolds | Keith Richardson-Jones | Bridget Riley | William Rothenstein | Anwar Jalal Shemza | Yinka Shonibare | Stansfield/Hooykaas | Do Ho Suh| William Turnbull | Shelagh Wakely | Aubrey Williams | Bryan Wynter | Fahr El Nissa Zeid

Speech Acts由Hammad Nasar、Kate Jesson策展。

文字&圖片出處:http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/speech-acts/

 

Li Yuan-Chia
Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition
May 25 2018 – April 22 2019
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

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What stories emerge to frame the visitor’s encounters with the art that they see, and cloak the art that they don’t? How do these stories change over time?
Through the work of more than 40 artists, Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination- Repetition considers how public museums reflect and shape our collective imagination, and examines how exhibitions can affect these shared narratives. This exhibition shows how artworks can nurture new stories if they are shown in ways beyond the limited frames of biography and identity.Comprising more than 70 works and archival documents ranging from the 18th to the 21st century, Speech Acts is drawn primarily from four public collections: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, John Rylands Library (The University of Manchester), Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth. It has been developed as part of, and in conversation with Black Artists and Modernism: a three-year research project led by University of the Arts London in collaboration with Middlesex University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.LYC Museum & Art Gallery
A central feature of the exhibition is the LYC Museum & Art Gallery (1972-83). In 1972 the artist Li Yuan-chia bought a dilapidated barn in Cumbria from the painter Winifred Nicholson and lovingly renovated it to function as a museum that was both a centre for the local creative community, and the site of an inclusive and wide-ranging ‘Cumbrian cosmopolitanism’. It exhibited more than 330 artists ranging from local practitioners to leading British and international artists.Speech Acts considers the LYC Museum as Li’s artwork, and as an early model for the spirit with which public art galleries could be run. Using the three tinted panes of glass in David Nash’s original window for the museum as a visual metaphor, the exhibition sets up three stages of enquiry:Reflection – performing the self How do artists situate themselves in relation to histories, expectations and those around them?
Imagination – the sum of all.1 How do sites, networks and affinities shape artistic practices?
Repetition – I contain multitudes.2 Does acknowledging the shared foundational role of repetition in diverse practices – from textile design to conceptual art – allow us to read them differently?It began with the Institute
The cities of Bradford and Manchester share histories as boomtowns of the Industrial Revolution and world centres of textile manufacture. This industrial expansion required significant immigration of labour, and generated vast riches. All four of the principal institutions lending to Speech Acts have a shared heritage in philanthropy made possible by this industrial wealth. Indeed, one of the major bequests to Manchester Art Gallery was by the Bradford industrialist and collector, Charles Rutherston (1925). These institutions, and the collections they hold, are both an expression of civic pride and a vehicle for reflecting and establishing a shared set of identities for the communities they serve.Speech Acts is an exhibition that contributes to the ongoing debates around the role of art collections and art institutions in public life. The origins of Manchester Art Gallery lie in the Institute movements of the Industrial Revolution, with a clear mission to provide creative education and discourse for all classes in the advancement of a healthy society. Through such work, the Gallery maintains the traditions of an active and progressive public forum, at the heart of the city – co-creating with their publics the story of their culture and assimilating new ideas to shape the future of civic life.

For the duration of Speech Acts, the Clore Art Studio – Manchester Art Gallery’s space for families to be creative together – will also form part of the exhibition. It will channel the spirit of the LYC Museum’s children art room with displays, activities and workshops that explore the role of play in art, and reflect Li’s commitment to physical interaction as integral to the making of meaning, in life as in art.

Also on display is a new film commission, Space & Freedom from artist film-maker Helen Petts. The work mixes archival film by Li with new footage of the LYC museum’s site and setting shot by Petts herself. The film also includes two previously unknown sound recordings of Li’s own voice, mixed with field recordings from the location and original music, improvised by Steve Beresford. It explores the rythym, textures and sound of the Cumbrian landscape that inspired Li.

Artists
Said Adrus | Getulio Alvani | Rasheed Araeen | Frank Auerbach | Francis Bacon I Sutapa Biswas | Barbara Brown | Edward Burne-Jones | Lubna Chowdhary | Conroy/Sanderson | William Crozier | Alan Davie | Delia Derbyshire | Yara El-Sherbini | Lucian Freud | Samuel Fyzee-Rahamin | Mauro Kunst | Gilbert & George | Mona Hatoum I Barbara Hepworth | Lubaina Himid | David Hockney | dom sylvester houedard | Shirazeh Houshiary | RB Kitaj | Andrzej Lachowicz | Wyndham Lewis | Li Yuan-chia | Kim Lim | Henry Moore | Pushpamala N. | Winifred Nicholson | James Northcote | Chris Ofili | Eduardo Paolozzi | Ahmed Parvez | Hetain Patel | Helen Petts | Keith Piper | Steven Pippin | Abigail Reynolds | Keith Richardson-Jones | Bridget Riley | William Rothenstein | Anwar Jalal Shemza | Yinka Shonibare | Stansfield/Hooykaas | Do Ho Suh| William Turnbull | Shelagh Wakely | Aubrey Williams | Bryan Wynter | Fahr El Nissa Zeid

Speech Acts is curated by Hammad Nasar with Kate Jesson.

Text & image by: http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/speech-acts/