中国当代女性艺术家镜头下的体识

中国当代女性艺术家镜头下的体识

策展人:周琰、付晓东、马修•布劳尔

参展艺术家:Chun Hua Catherine Dong、陈哲、范西、方璐、靳华、雷本本、李心沫、马秋莎、叶甫纳、瓢虫剧社

主办方:多伦多大学艺术中心、加拿大丰业银行CONTACT摄影艺术节

展览日期:2014年4月29日-6月28日

展览地点:多伦多大学艺术中心

展览开幕招待会:多伦多大学艺术中心,2014年5月15日,晚6-8点;开幕致辞:晚7点
多伦多大学艺术中心非常荣幸地推出由周琰、付晓东、马修•布劳尔共同策划组织的《中国当代女性艺术家镜头下的体识》展览。此展览是2014年加拿大丰业银行CONTACT摄影艺术节13个主要展览之一。这个展览将体现本年度CONTACT摄影艺术节的主题:“身份”。

将这个展览带到加拿大和加拿大丰业银行CONTACT摄影艺术节的国际艺术交流平台,体现了艺术作为重要的文化交流场,可以在尊重不同文化经验特性的同时,使不同文化背景的人们能够设身处地、移情入理地参与艺术体验。

集中展现九位艺术家和一个艺术团体的摄影与影像及表演作品,本展览根据“体识”——通过身体在场的体验而认识这个概念策划组织。艺术家们探讨了与家庭、性、生育、文化遗产、社会期望有关的主题,并审视传统遗留与中国快速发展变化的政治、经济、城市生活景观所产生的各种新的可能性之间的紧张关系。如这些作品所显示,这些紧张关系在中国女性普遍的体识经验和性别认同上留下了痕迹。

在过去三十年中,中国当代艺术在国际艺术界产生了极大影响。然而,在中国之外,这种影响主要由与中国男性艺术家作品的接触了解而造成。这个展览将是了解并向国际艺术舞台介绍一些中国最值得关注的女性艺术家的重要机会。

这些参展艺术家分别在中国和其他国家接受教育。她们曾在一些重要国际展览上展出,包括:连州国际摄影艺术节、威尼斯Infr’Action国际表演艺术节、泰特现代、成都双年展等等。

展览期间将组织一系列公众活动,包括:

展览开幕招待会,三位策展人周琰、付晓东、马修•布劳尔和艺术家范西、Chun Hua Catherine Dong将出席招待会;

策展人导览:周琰、付晓东、马修•布劳尔,5月7日晚6-7点;

展览现场表演及艺术家与策展人对话:

(1)马修•布劳尔与Chun Hua Catherine Dong和范西对话:《戏斗:中国当代艺术作品中的性别与性》,5月15日晚6-8点;

(2)Chun Hua Catherine Dong表演作品《丈夫们和我》,5月15日晚6-8点,5月16日12点到下午4点和5月17日12点到下午3点。

(3)嘉宾讨论:摄影家靳华、艺术家Yam Lau、策展人周琰和马修•布劳尔将就《这个女人的活:中国当代艺术中文化与性别的交叉》这个主题进行对话,5月27日晚7-9点。
本展览由多伦多大学艺术中西赞助者加拿大宏利金融和加拿大丰业银行CONTACT摄影艺术节赞助者Celebrate Ontario、加拿大及安大略艺术协会赞助。
加拿大丰业银行CONTACT摄影艺术节《中国当代女性艺术家镜头下的体识》展览网页:http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/primary-exhibitions/1821

多伦多大学艺术中心《中国当代女性艺术家镜头下的体识》展览网页:http://www.utac.utoronto.ca/future-exhibitions/320-through-the-body-lens-based-works-by-contemporary-chinese-women-artists

 

 

Through the Body: Lens-based works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists

Curated by Zhou Yan, Fu Xiaodong, and Matthew Brower

Participating artists: Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Chen Zhe, Fang Lu, Ma Qiusha, Ye Funa, Fan Xi, Jin Hua, Li Xinmo, Lei Benben, and Ladybug Theatre
April 29 – June 28, 2014

Venue: University of Toronto Art Centre

Organized by the University of Toronto Art Centre and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Through the Body, a Primary Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, will be the largest exhibition of lens-based work by contemporary Chinese women artists to be mounted outside of China. Focusing on photography and video, the exhibition is structured by the Chinese concept Ti Shi, which can be defined as the act of learning through bodily experience. Each of the selected artists creates works that make visible an emerging range of Chinese femininities and offer new models for the contemporary experience of Chinese women. Gesturing toward new possibilities, this show foregrounds contemporary Chinese women’s situations and articulates new gender identities informed by the rapid changes in China’s traditional values and social and economic structures.
The Organizers

CONTACT and the University of Toronto Art Centre are dynamic partners producing outstanding primary exhibitions for the CONTACT Festival – the world’s largest photography festival with an audience of over 2 million visitors. CONTACT showcases and celebrates the photographic image, appealing to a diverse audience of professional photographers, art enthusiasts and amateur shooters. The wide range and broad scope of the Festival draws a diverse audience, engaging a rich array of communities and neighbourhoods throughout the GTA. As a premiere festival in Toronto CONTACT attracts tourists within Ontario, from across Canada, the United States and overseas.

The University of Toronto Art Centre is the third largest fine art gallery in Toronto located in the heart of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. Through its collections, award-winning exhibitions and programs, UTAC presents an outstanding mix of the academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular learning opportunities that make university galleries unique and exciting cultural sites for both the university and the broader community. UTAC’s immediate community consists of more than 70,000 U of T students and 172,561 alumni living in the GTA. With an annual attendance of 18,000 to 20,000 visitors.

Together CONTACT and UTAC are committed to bringing major exhibitions of acclaimed Canadian and international artists, to their shared audiences actively engaging in the cultural life of the city, and its communities of contemporary art. The exhibition is free and is accompanied by a program of tours, lectures and receptions developed to foster and encourage curiosity and deeper understanding, expanding and deepen the visitor’s engagement with the exhibition.
Communications

CONTACT and UTAC receive extensive coverage in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Canadian Art Magazine, FLARE, Fashion, The Grid, Now Magazine, Monocle , Hazlitt and more.

As a primary exhibition, Through the Body: Lens-based works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists will be featured in CONTACT’s magazine which has a readership of 50,000, as well as the CONTACT website. UTCA’s promotional materials will include a newsletter, brochure, invitation, venue signage, street signs, and a social media campaign. The CONTACT festival advertises in over 15 Canadian and international arts and lifestyle publications and specific advertisements for the exhibition will appear in Prefix Photo and Ciel Variable.
The Curators

Yan Zhou was born in China and currently lives in Toronto. She holds a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. As an art curator, she has co-curated The Transformation of Landscape In Canada: The Inside & Outside of Being for an Art Museum in China, 2014; Through the Body: Lens-based works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists for the University of Toronto Art Centre, 2014, Earthly Inspiration: The Expression And Process of Craft for Toronto Pearson International Airport, 2011. She is also the founder and curator of Montagneau Poetry & Art collaborative project since 2012.

She is also a poet and translator, who has published translations of Rilke, Ezra Pound, Al Purdy, Roo Borson, John Reibetanz, Andy Patton and many others. Currently she is working on translation of the Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds’ Stag’s Leap and The Selected Works of Elizabeth Bishop.

Fu Xiaodong is an independent curator and young critic based in Beijing. She is the Art Director of Space Station – an art center founded by her in 2009 to promote experimental art programs – and the Executive Chief Editor of the magazine – Fine Arts Literature. She once taught in the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art and worked as an editor for many professional art magazines, such as Fine Arts Academy, Contemporary Art News and Art China. She was also the Art Director of T Space in Beijing. Since 2003, she has organized several contemporary art exhibitions for art museums, art centers, galleries and other art institutions in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, including: Homesickness – Memory and Virtual Reality, Chinese Freedom : Contemporary Artistic Text in the Post-Totalitarianism Society, “NEW VISTA – The Phenomenon of Post-Tradition in Contemporary Art”, “New Interface”, “Removing The Ladder”, “Insomnia” and others. In addition, she has been writing for various media and been invited to be the judge for several international young artists competitions.

Matthew Brower is a Lecturer in Museum Studies in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. He has curated exhibitions in historical and contemporary art including Mieke Bal: Nothing is Missing (2009), Gord Peteran: Recent Works (2009), and Threatened, Endangered, Extinct (2014). He has co-curated three previous primary exhibitions for the CONTACT Festival: The Brothel Without Walls (2010), Suzy Lake: Political Poetics (2011), and Collective Identity │Occupied Spaces (2012). He writes on issues in animal studies, the history and theory of photography, and contemporary art and is the author of Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography (University of Minnesota Press 2010).

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