7號(房) 

(Room) No.7

 

「7號(房)」呈現六位藝術家對於屋簷下各種空間屬性的探索,進而連結自身對於情感、生命的視角所揭示的各種意識,同時也從藝術展演重新界定看似牢固的屬性,構築另一種空間想像。

參展藝術家:
詹詠幀(Chan Yung-Jen)、Cindy、黃至正(Huang Chih-Cheng)、溫孟瑜(Wen Meng-Yu)、黃向藝(Wong Xiang-Yi)、吳芊頤(Wu Chien-Yi)

臺北 中正區北平東路 7 號
台北國際藝術村 百里廳
2016年2月20日至21日
記者會暨開幕茶會:20日14時
藝術家當家:21日14時

香港 港麗酒店41樓 7 號房
亞洲當代藝術展 
2016年3月24日至27日
貴賓預展:24日17時至21時
藝術之夜:25日17時至21時

人一輩子會經過無數的房,有些作為我們成家立業的住所,有些則是在不同的機會之下所停駐的空間。來來往往之間我們在不同的地方發生了事件、建構了時序、注入了情感,而人透過記憶、感知將一個又一個真實的房間納為自己腦海中永存的回憶空間。

(房)作為人的居所,成了生命經驗、情感表現、自我揭露的場域,同時也因為人與空間的各種作用和相互影響讓一個空白的空間透過時間淬煉、人們進駐而堆疊了各種看得見與看不見的軌跡,進而形塑出一個空間裡的氛圍與獨特性,同時建立出一套隱形的規範,賦予每個空間其特定的屬性與特質。

「7號(房)」呈現六位藝術家對於屋簷下各種空間屬性的探索,進而連結自身對於情感、生命的視角所揭示的各種意識。藝術家們透過藝術創作一面追尋著個體與空間之間的相互作用,同時也重新界定原先看似牢固、被人與文化所建立的空間屬性,構築另一種空間想像與可能。

黃至正以一個有著櫃子的回憶角落作為展覽背景,呈現(房)中與家族記憶的聯結,以鋁箔為基底,藉由各種生物影像顯現出恍若幽靈一般被遺忘的情感角落。

詹詠幀以閣樓儲藏間為起點,延伸其灰暗、模糊、容易被遺忘和掩蓋的空間特性去挖掘現代日常生活中那些無法定義和難以捉模的情緒,並向我們所處的生活提問,反思我們生活中是否也有精神層面的閣樓儲藏間,藏匿著那些難以訴說、掌握的思維。

吳芊頤將窗視為一個(房)中內部與外部區隔和對應的獨特區塊,談論窗的平面視角如何作為一個時代精神模式,傳遞出時間與空間的流動以及屬於當代的庶民情感。

溫孟瑜認為客廳是一個介於私密與公開的(房),是情感如何不斷交錯與重疊的位置,以其作為她作品屬性的代表,透過作品中傢俱陳列、物件的配置顯示出人與人之間各種溝通與連結,深刻描繪(房)裡看不見的人之情感印痕。

Cindy以有著大書桌的開放空間巧妙地呈現人與物之間的相互關係。以人為的大量複製作為一種傳達方式,揭發人就算是在機械式的行為中仍是不斷地透過超越語言的形式傳達自身情緒。

黃向藝針對空間內的情慾議題提出(房)中的權力關係。將「偷窺」作為人與人關係的切入點,闡述一個居所中所出現的主體與客體,藉由作品進一步帶出對於空間中私領域與公領域的模糊界定。

以(房)中不同的屬性延展而出,藝術家們探討位處在空間中的人的記憶、情慾、感知、以及與他人和時代之間的相互關係。以「7號(房)」作為一個暫居的空間,與每個駐足其中的旅人共同建構出一個時空下的獨特居所。


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'(Room) No. 7' features 6 artists’ unique approaches to the idea of (Room). Each of them explores the concept of room through different perspectives and reimagines the relation between room and people.

Artists:
Chan Yung-Jen (詹詠幀), Cindy, Huang Chih-Cheng (黃至正), Wen Meng-Yu (溫孟瑜), Wong Xiang-Yi (黃向藝), Wu Chien-Yi (吳芊頤)

No. 7, 
Beiping East Road, Taipei City 
@ Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village 
2016 / 2 / 20 & 21
20th 14:00 PRESS & OPENING
21st 14:00 ARTISTS TOUR 

Room 07, 
41 Floor, Conrad Hong Kong 
@ Asia Contemporary Art Show 
2016 / 3 / 24 - 27
24th 17:00 - 21:00 VIP PREVIEW
25th 17:00 - 21:00 ART NIGHT


'(Room) No. 7' is a rediscovery of one's relation with their living spaces. Throughout our lifetime we travel from one room to another, for hours or years, forming a personal bond so strong that a part of us are left in each of the rooms while we carry bits of them with us even when we have long left the place. (Room) becomes not only a space for living, but also a container where layers of memories and emotions are stored.

Featuring six artists with distinctive approaches to six different types of rooms, '(Room) No. 7' explores the ambiguity between public and private, past and present, as well as the seen and the unseen, together reinventing a unique atmosphere and a fresh approach to the idea of (Room).  

Huang Chih-Cheng takes a corner with a cabinet as his setting to reveal ones relation with family. The artist uses aluminium foil and ink as his media and depicts a family’s forgotten memories.

Chan Yung-Jen’s artwork derived from the attic. She perceives the attic as a symbol of the excess and the left-outs, where we are able to find thoughts and things that are beyond our grasp.

Wu Chien-Yi opens a dialogue through her collage of window frames which she consider as the special bridge between in and out and invites us to experience the room in the spirit of its unique time and space. 

Wen Meng-Yu takes the living room as a background layered with undistinguishable public and private overlaps. Her arrangements of furniture pieces and particular objects speak of the ongoing interactions between people.  

Cindy sets her works in an open space where a long wooden table is placed. Through creating repetitive images, she questions the technical process of human as a machine and reveals how emotions can exceed any form of language as the fundamental difference between human and objects.

Wong Xiang-Yi brings focus on the idea of power generated by the sexual tensions in the room. Through constant peeking of the subject and the object, her artwork reveals the blurred boundaries between the public and the private. 

In multiple directions, the artists go on a journey discovering the interconnections between memories, desires, emotions, personal and contemporary matters. '(Room) No. 7' is a temporary space where visitors come as travellers. It offers a moment for one to regain his or her attachments and dwellings from the past and address a different understanding of our (Room).