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「重見/建社會」(Re-envisioning Society)系列展覽

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「重見/建社會」(Re-envisioning Society)是由鄭慧華策劃,獲國家藝術文化基金會2010年度策展專案補助之展演計劃。在為期一年兩個月的主題性聯展中(2011年十二月起,以每次一檔個展的方式延續至2013年二月底結束),共邀請十組國內外藝術家參與,包括饒加恩張乾琦達里奧.阿列里尼(Dario Azzellini,德國)+奧立佛.雷斯樂(Oliver Ressler,奧地利)Superflex (丹麥)葉.芭塔那(Yael Bartana,以色列)澎葉生(Yannick Dauby,法國)+蔡宛璇+許雁婷王虹凱王墨林與姚立群陳界仁古那拉.卡斯馬里法+慕拉特貝克.朱馬里佛 (Gulnara Kasmalieva + Muratbek Djumaliev,吉爾吉斯)

策展目的在於提出並反思當代生活特質、個體或集體生活經驗與其轉變,來重構我們身處當代社會中的「視野」──特別是當下,我們處於資本主義的強勢全球權力分配下高度景觀化社會(Society of the Spectacle)中,在由無盡交錯、流動的異質現代性所構成的共時性社會空間中,我們該如何以具批判力的眼光去發掘在重重景觀的遮蔽之下、既複雜又矛盾的現代性之中,人與人、人與地方、地方與地方的真正關係?

我們面對鄉土、傳統與各式現代文明發展的不斷相互沖積和異化過程,每個個體與群體的生命價值(或者對生活方式的「認同」)每每在不斷地建立與失去之間徘徊,我們該如何「看見」歷史軌跡內在裡隱而不顯的種種「驅力」,和其中各個面向所帶來的生存挑戰,反之,人在當代社會的生存,如何與既定的社會系統產生各種協商,人的需求、慾望又如何因而產生了諸多錯落與磨擦...,而在這之中,人在資本權力構築的社會裡還能追求怎麼樣的生命存在價值?

這個系列展將對我們當下所認同、所抗爭或默許的社會意識、人與人不斷被形塑(或被框架、操控)的關係予以重新反省,並進一步以藝術(創作)的取徑來自我提問:如果我們能夠對自己所生存的社會賦予主體的能動性,我們能如何去「想像」出符合我們所期驥的未來?是否還有可能去產生形塑不同的社會關係的動力?

「重見/建」所意味的,是重新看見那被遮蔽的真實關係,以及基於此去「想像」,或也可以說「賦予『願景』」,並實踐出可能正在成形的未來。在此之中,異質的「地方生活經驗」是這個策展所依據的基礎,相對於諸多既有的文化論述的制高點,我們將從具體的「身體/生命經驗」出發,從已被化約的總體描述和論點中再去找到一份各自的對應關係、一份可能的認同和建立觀看和認知方式,以此和我們過於習以為常的書寫、言說、歷史論述去做出映照,從中產生出屬於個體、來自諸眾意志的決斷力。(文/鄭慧華)

About RE-ENVISIONING SOCIETY

The thematic exhibition series Re-Envisioning Society comprises ten group or solo exhibitions, presenting the work of Jao Chia En; Chang Chien-Chi; Oliver Ressler (Austria), Dario Azzellini (Germany); Superflex (Denmark); Yael Bartana (Israel); Yannick Dauby (France), Tsai Wan-Shuen and Hsu Yen-Ting; Wang Mo-Lin, Yao Li-Chun; Wang Hong-Kai; Chen Chieh-Jen; and Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev (Kyrgyzstan).

The goal of the series is to construct a new vision for society by considering specific qualities of contemporary life, including individual and collective experiences and how these experiences are changing. More specifically, the series raises questions about our ability to uncover and examine the real relationships between individuals, individuals and places, and different places that lie hidden beneath layers of spectacle in a world of complex and contradictory modernity--that is, a social space of synchronic, interconnected and fluid modernities, and societies of spectacle situated in a world power distribution system created by global capitalism.

Facing the unceasing mutual alienation and alluviation between the development of various modern civilizations and local, traditional cultures, the identity and values of each individual and community constantly cycle through construction and loss. This raises questions of how the various driving forces within history, as well as the challenges to life inherent in these forces, are viewed. Questions are also raised regarding the life of individuals, specifically how they mediate their position within the established systems of contemporary society to fulfill needs and desires, and what friction or displacement is produced by this process. Furthermore, we reflect on what kinds of life values individuals can still pursue in societies constructed on capitalist power.

This exhibition series gives consideration to the social consciousness we identify with, revolt against or tacitly agree to, as well as the unceasing formation, framing or manipulation of human relationships. The path we have adopted with art lies in our queries: if we impart a dynamic role to society, then how should we imagine the future? Is there is still the possibility of producing different forms of social connection?
"Re-envisioning" implies uncovering the authentic relationships that have been concealed, and based on this, imagining (or creating a vision) and putting into practice a potential future that is taking shape. Heterogeneous local life experience is the basis for the exhibition. In contrast to the dominant position of many cultural and historical narratives, we start out from a concrete position of the body and life experience, and find corresponding relationships in reductive abstractions, which are potentially ways of establishing identity, views or cognition, and then use this to illuminate ingrained habits of writing and speaking, as well as how we record and interpret history. From this, we wish to produce a decisiveness based on the individual or the will of the people. (by Amy Cheng)

贊助 Sponsor:國家藝術文化基金會 2010視覺藝術策展專案