ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Wang Du - Tang Contemporary Art - Hong Kong - October 1st - October 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Tang Contemporary Art will celebrate the first anniversary of its Hong Kong space on October 1st, 2016. We are also proud to announce our solo exhibition &ldquo;Wang Du - Post-Fetishism&rdquo; will open that same day, featuring all-new installation work by Paris-based Chinese artist Wang Du. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In Wang&rsquo;s view, contemporary society has become increasingly beholden to material goods, confusing basic values between people, between objects, and between people, society, and education. This materialism has come to infect its very nerves, sending the vehicle for the evolution of human qualities into the pit of instant gratification and material consumption. Based on his keen observations of society, Wang Du produced a series of &ldquo;post-fetishist&rdquo; artworks. The mildewed objects in the exhibition seem to signify absurd phenomena related to the intersection and alienation of humans and objects.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT&nbsp;<strong>THE ARTIST</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wang Du was born in Wuhan in December 1956. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1990. He has taught in the art department at the University of Paris VIII and the &Eacute;cole sup&eacute;rieure d'art de Brest. Wang Du works in a range of media, including installation, sculpture, photography, and multi-media. His statement, &ldquo;I am media, I am reality, I am image,&rdquo; could be seen as an interpretation of the concepts behind his work. He believes that &ldquo;the completely digital third reality is constructing a contemporary society and culture that needs to be constantly redefined.&rdquo; Thus, his work redefines a series of concepts within reality from different perspectives, which is also the statement he has made since he declared, &ldquo;I am the spokesperson for reality and the masses.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wang&rsquo;s art has been disseminated widely in art criticism, documentaries, contemporary artist dictionaries, and art books. His work has also been covered by many international magazines, newspapers, and TV and radio stations. In 2008 and 2012, Wang Du held solo exhibitions at Tang Contemporary Art in Beijing, titled &ldquo;International Kebab&rdquo; and &ldquo;Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Art Contemporain de la Chine&rdquo; respectively. His works have been exhibited throughout international museums and contemporary art institutions including the 1999 Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Mus&eacute;e National d&rsquo;Art Moderne in Paris, Vancouver Art Gallery, Rodin Gallery in South Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Deitch Projects in New York, Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover, Germany.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">當代唐人藝術中心香港空間將於2016年10月1日慶祝新空間開幕一周年紀念。與此同時,我們很榮幸地宣布,中國藝術家王度個展&ldquo;王度:後拜物主義&rdquo;亦於當日開幕。展覽將呈現一系列全新創作的裝置作品。&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">在王度看來,當代社會日益盛行的物質崇尚,混淆著人與人,物與物,人物與社會以及教育等的基本價值識別。侵染到神經末梢的物性,正在將人性 - 人文進化的載體流放至物品消費的即時快感中。基於對於當下社會的敏銳觀察,王度製作了一批 &ldquo;後拜物主義&rdquo;展覽的作品。展示中長毛的物品意謂指認人、物基因交叉異化的荒謬現象。</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">關於藝術家&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">王度,1956年12月生於武漢,1990年起工作和居住在法國巴黎。曾任教巴黎八大藝術系和法國布列斯特(brest)高等美術學院。王度作品的呈現方式包括,裝置,雕塑,攝影,多媒體等。他宣稱的&ldquo;我就是媒體,我就是現實,我就是圖像&rdquo;,可視為他作品觀念的解讀。他認為&ldquo;全面媒體化的&lsquo;第三現實&rsquo;正在構成一個需要不斷重新定義的當代社會文化生態&rdquo;。因而,他的作品是從不同的切點重新定義現實的一連串觀念,也是他宣稱的&ldquo;我是大眾和現實的發言人&rdquo;的&ldquo;發言&rdquo;。&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">王度的藝術傳播廣泛,有關其工作的評論,報導包括紀錄片等,見諸多種國際傳媒(雜誌、報紙、電視、電台,當代藝術家詞典,畫冊資料等)。 2008年、2012年王度曾分別在唐人北京空間舉辦個展《國際快餐》與《中國當代美術館》。他的作品曾在多個國際美術館及當代藝術機構展出,包括1999年威尼斯雙年展、龐比度藝術中心、巴黎東京宮(法國國立當代藝術基地)、溫哥華市立美術館、韓國羅丹美術館、舊金山當代藝術中心、紐約戴奇計劃、德國漢諾威當代藝術館等。</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:33:03 +0000