類聚集
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    展覽、表演及講座 Exhibition, performance and talk:

    二零一七年六月至七月,非常廟藝文空間,臺灣臺北 | June-July 2017, VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan

     

    結集以「樣本」為命題、創作過程、展現方式的作品

    An ensemble of works related to the notion of ‘samples’

     

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    計劃聚集,句點藝術群體,多媒體 | ensemble-plan, Floating Projects Collective, multi-media

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    事物的秩序,人人檔案,混合媒介、單頻道錄像 | The Order of Things, Archive of the People, mixed-media, single-channel video

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    DAY AFTER翌日[2014.9.29-12.12],聲音圖書館,雙聲道聲音裝置 | DAY AFTER翌日[2014.9.29-12.12], THE LIBRARY by soundpocket, 2-channel sound installation (CD)

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    水,文美桃,混合媒介(水、玻璃、光、鋁)| Water, Man Mei To, mixed media (water, glass, light, aluminium)

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    收藏風景,黃進曦,水彩紙本 | Landscape Collections, Wong Chun Hei Stephen, watercolour on paper

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    三點三風情畫,莫頌靈,雙頻錄像裝置 | In Pursuit of a Siesta, Jolene Mok, 2-channel video installation

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    楠詩,鄧國騫,水溶噴墨打印、包裹相框的泡沫塑膠、混合媒介、單頻道錄像 | Nancy, Tang Kwok Hin, watering on inkjet paper, foam of wrapping photo frames, mixed media, single-channel video

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    動動像 之 武俠片,動動像,表演、錄像 | Moving Moving Images: Wuxia movie, Moving Moving Images, performance & video

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    分類/ 積聚/ 結集

    <類聚集>以「樣本」為題,結集以此為要旨、創作過程、展現方式,但題材媒介迴然的香港作品,繼而剖解、擴展「收集」的意義,思考「策展」在展覽中的角色、功用,以及和創作之間的關係。

    展覽中八件作品的「取樣」, 有些明確得像學術研究,有些實質得像日常生活的收集、分類,也有些是出於興趣、好奇、情感、慾望 — 或者包含以上所有。藝術家以現成樣本為創作材料,在創作過程中建立樣本,以製作資料庫為創作概念,又或是借資料庫的形成展示作品等。此時,藝術家的工作是記錄、篩選、分類、整理、歸納…… 相擬於研究員、檔案員。但「存檔」並非主要目的;<類聚集>的藝術家,通過整理、編排、展示「樣本」,達到創作上的需要。這些作品的樣本和取樣過程,同樣重要。

    <類聚集>一名,意味其組成:當中每件作品,都將同「類」「聚」結,而<類聚集>本身,又「聚集」了這類作品。 故此,和內裏每件作品一樣,<類聚集>亦可視之為一個由眾多「樣本」結集而成的「檔案」。這除了是當下香港(藝術)的紀錄外,還可以是甚麼?

    展覽本身,就常是個「取樣」、「立檔」的過程:以特定方式揀選作品,勾勒作品之間的關聯,建立論述。<類聚集>展覽本身和作品關乎「樣本」的共通性,突顯藝術創作和策展之間的相異相通之處。這個展覽,可否稱之為「藝術創作」?要是不可,它到底欠了甚麼,又或是多了甚麼?若可稱為「創作」,那整個展覽,是否就是「作品」?反過來說,<類聚集>中的每件作品,又能否視之為「策展」而成的「展覽」?

    <類聚集>中,區分「策展人」和「 藝術家」的,或只是崗位和牽涉工作之別。兩者所求,別無二致。

    <類聚集>為第三屆非常徵件VT Open Call的獲選作品。

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    Categorise / Accumulate / Gather

    Exploring the subject of ‘samples’, ensemble is a compilation of works by Hong Kong artists that utilise samples as the themes, creative processes or forms. ‘ensemble’ is an attempt to dissect and expand the meaning of collection, examine the role and functions of curation in an exhibition and its relations with artistic creation.

    The ‘samples’ in the eight works in ‘ensemble’ were ‘collected’ by mixing together diverse purposes and methods: some are specific and clear like academic research, some are tangible like collecting and categorising in everyday lives, some have evolved out of interests, curiosities, emotions and desires – some can be related to all of the above. Artists utilise existing samples as their creative materials, they build up the samples through the creative process, they form their artistic concepts through the building of archives, or they borrow the format of an archive to display their works. At this point, the job of an artist is to document, filter, select, catagorise, organise and generalise…similar to researchers and archivists. ‘Archiving’, however, is not the main purpose; the artists in ‘ensemble’ realise their creative visions through processing, arranging and displaying their ‘samples’. The samples themselves are as important as the process of collecting them.

    The title of ‘ensemble’ implies assembling: each piece brings together those from the same category, while ‘ensemble’ itself brings together this type of work. Consequently, ‘ensemble’ can be considered an ‘archive’ compiled from a wide variety of ‘samples’. An exhibition itself is often a process of collecting samples and archiving: by selecting works with a preset method, an exhibition depicts the connection between different works, and subsequently establishing its central ideas.  In addition to documenting contemporary Hong Kong (art), what else can it be?

    The exhibition itself as well as the works selected for the exhibition are both related to the commonality of “samples”, highlighting the differences as well as similarities between creating art and curating an exhibition. Can this exhibition be called an artistic creation? If not, what is missing? What is superfluous? If it can be called creativity, then is the exhibition on the whole the piece? Can each piece in ensemble be considered a ‘curated exhibition’?

    Within ‘ensemble’, the only distinction between the curator and the artists is perhaps one of position and work involved. The pursuits by the two are the same.

    ‘ensemble’ is the winning proposal of the 3rd VT Open Call.

     

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    展覽小冊子 Exhibition pamphlet

     

    策展論述 Curatorial statement

     

    評論 (ARTWALKS 陳韋鑑) Review (ARTALKS Chen Wei-chien)

     

     

    主辦 Presented by:

    非常廟藝文空間 VT Art Salon

     

    贊助單位 Sponsor:

    中華民國文化部 Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan)

    臺北市政府文化局 Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government

     

    展覽資助 Exhibition sponsored by:

    香港藝術發展局 Hong Kong Arts Development Council

    香港民政事務署 Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau

     

    藝術家 Artists:

    文美桃 Man Mei To

    莫頌靈 Jolene Mok

    黃進曦 Stephen Wong Chun Hei

    鄧國騫 Tang Kwok Hin

    人人檔案 Archive of the People

    動動像 Moving Moving Image

    句點藝術群體 Floating Projects Collective

    聲音圖書館 THE LIBRARY by soundpocket

     

    平面設計 Visual design:

    馬詠瑜Fay Yu

    曾慧怡Tsang Wai Yi

     

    中文編輯 Chinese editing:

    葉啟俊 Yip Kai Chun

     

    英文翻譯、編輯 English translation & editing:

    施文慧 Sheryl Sze

    杜蘊思 Vinci To Wan See

     

    展覽佈置 Exhibition setup:

    李宜庭 Elly Lee

     

    展覽紀錄 Exhibition documentation:

    趙綺鈴 Chiu Yee Ling

    非常廟藝文空間 VT Art Salon