今日美术馆 Today Art Museum

今日美术馆是中国第一家民营非企业公益性美术馆,自2002年由张宝全先生创建并首任馆长。其后历任馆长为张子康先生、谢素珍女士与高鹏先生。2020年3月,由张然女士担任馆长。今日美术馆一直致力于积极参与并推动中国当代艺术的前进和发展,以其现代性视野、国际化平台、规范化运营,力求探索一条适合中国民营美术馆的生存发展之路。

今日美术馆确立了 “立足今天,展望未来” 的进取理念,以建成中国乃至世界高水准的当代美术馆为目标,在关注中国当代艺术、当代艺术流派及其关键人物的同时,更加注重对有潜力的当代年轻艺术家的发现与培养。无论是美术馆机构自身建设,还是其学术性实践,其目的在于更深层次地关注中国当代艺术的整体发展,力求在中国美术发展史上取得相应的位置。与此同时,今日美术馆注重开展与国际间的文化艺术交流,通过展览、学术沟通等多种形式建立共同发展的机制,努力寻求共同发展的有效契机,不遗余力地推进国内与国外艺术家、艺术机构、艺术活动的良性互动,致力于在全球化语境中谋求中国当代艺术发展演进的最大可能。

今日美术馆主馆由著名建筑设计师王晖主持设计改建。位于北京市朝阳区CBD中心百子湾路苹果社区,占地1400平方米,风格前卫,卓尔不群,旧工业时代的遗痕与当代理念的对接使其呈现出独特的美学品格。室内总展示面积2500平方米,主馆主体为5层中顶钢架梁建筑,长40米,宽32米,高30米,二层主展区面积1000平方米,挑高13.5米。除一般性大型架上绘画展示效果极佳外,特别适合体积较大的当代装置、雕塑的陈列与展览,而影像艺术、声场艺术(新音乐)等不同形式的综合艺术展在此空间中,其艺术效果将得到更为充分的展现。

美术馆顶楼的永久性户外装置 “看展览” 为美术馆建筑又增添了一份当代气息。“看展览” 是艺术家汪建伟与王晖深入交流后,根据建筑的特点,功能及周围环境专门为美术馆创作的一件作品。

 

Today Art Museum was founded by Zhang Baoquan in 2002. The museum aims to promote Chinese contemporary art based on an internationalized vision and a contemporary ideology. As the first non-for-profit, non-governmental art museum in China, TAM is dedicated to explore an appropriate development strategy for museums of its kind within a Chinese context.

“Foothold on today, outlook for tomorrow” is the slogan behind Today Art Museum, and creating one of the best contemporary art museums is our goal. We focus on Chinese contemporary art, its trends and key figures. At the same time, we strive to discover and support young artists in the community. Through the construction of a larger institutional framework and by carrying on relevant academic practices, TAM hopes to solidify its standing in the history of art and offer a multi-tiered approach to China’s burgeoning art scene. TAM also promotes international dialogue through exhibitions and events that provide structure for meaningful cultural exchange between Chinese and non-Chinese artists and organizations. In a global context, we believe these opportunities are the greatest means to secure future development of Chinese art.

The design and reconstruction of Today Art Museum’s Main Building was lead by the famous architect Wang Hui. Located in the Pingod Community in the heart of CBD, just off Baiziwan Road in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, the Main Building occupies 1,400m². Its avant-garde exterior stands out among others, fusing industrial relics with the cotemporary for a look that is as unique as the art it holds. The Main Building (40m*32m*30m) spans five floors, providing 2,500m² of exhibition space. Encompassing 1,000m² with walls 13.5m high, the second floor main hall is the perfect space for large-scale paintings, installations and sculptures. The main hall is also adapted to present the best in film, music or other multi-media events.

Sitting atop the museum is Wang Jianwei’s “Viewing the Exhibition,” a piece designed along with Wang Hui’s approval. “Viewing the Exhibition” fits architecturally and further underlines the function of the museum.

世界图像:徐冰《蜻蜓之眼》

World Picture: Xu Bing’s Dragonfly Eyes, XU Bing

金刚道-戚雅峰作品展

Unbreakable Poise, QI Yafeng

幻真的宇宙-威尼斯钟飙个展

The Universe of Unreality, ZHONG Biao