徐冰:思想与方法

Xu Bing: Thought and Method, XU Bing

尤伦斯当代艺术中心(UCCA)将于2018年7月21日至10月18日带来艺术家徐冰个展“徐冰:思想与方法”。作为在国际舞台最具影响力的艺术家之一,徐冰一直以来致力于在东西方文化之间进行相互转换,超越文化界线,用视觉语言表达其思想和现实问题。

无论是从80年代末开始的《天书》系列和《鬼打墙》,90年代的《英文方块字》和随后的《背后的故事》,还是最近的《蜻蜓之眼》等作品,徐冰的创作基于长期大量的研究性工作,对许多议题的关注长达几十年并一直持续至今。艺术家秉承了东方文化朴素与睿智的精髓,却直面更广阔意义上的世界,其作品极具前瞻性与警惕性;同时,在其作品看似声东击西与错位的面貌之下,触及了多重社会议题与文化范畴,多层次的问题与思考在其作品中发声与相互激荡,为观众提供了多种进入与探索的通道。

本次展览为艺术家近年来在北京地区最全面的个展,展览由尤伦斯当代艺术中心馆长田霏宇和客座策展人冯博一联合策划。

 

An integral member of the Chinese avant-garde since the 1980s, Xu Bing is known across the world for conceptual and installation art that engages with visual culture, media technology, and linguistic exchange. His work arises from a rigorous, theoretical foundation: he spends years researching topics like language acquisition, real and imagined writing systems, or surveillance networks, ultimately transforming his thoughts into artworks such as “Book from the Sky” (1987-1991), Ghosts Pounding the Wall (1990), “New English Calligraphy” (1994-present), “Background Story” (2004-present) or the most recent film, Dragonfly Eyes (2017). While continuing to reflect on traditional East Asian culture, he has also proven a vigilant and farsighted observer of the transformations that are occurring in contemporary society on a global scale. Xu’s layered, interdisciplinary approach is evident in his artworks’ multifaceted depth, offering viewers numerous points from which to explore.  

This will be the artist’s most comprehensive institutional exhibition in Beijing, showing major works drawn from his artistic career since the 1980s. The exhibition is curated by UCCA Director Philip Tinari and independent curator Feng Boyi.

艺术家 Artist

策展人 Curator

时间 Period

  • 2018.07.21 – 2018.10.21

地点 Venue