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THE EDGE OF VISION,OR THE EDGE OF THE EARTH
255 Cao Changdi, Airport Service Road
CHAOYANG DISTRICT
100015 Beijing
China


March 9th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013
Opening: 
March 9th, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
The Edge of Vision,or The Edge of The Earth, Liu ShiyuanLiu Shiyuan,
The Edge of Vision,or The Edge of The Earth,
2013, Single Channel Video, 6 minutes
© Courtesy of the artist & WHITE SPACE BEIJING
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在空白空间的首次个展《视线的边缘,或大地的边缘》呈现了刘诗园近两年创作的具有代表性的摄影装置作品和视频作品。艺术家一直在试图寻找一种不受地域限制的视觉语言,展览中不同的视觉形式和观念,是艺术家选择用诚恳的态度还原一段艺术创作的过程和状态,是对生活中一段时间的叙事。从生活中提炼出来的元素,存在于刘诗园所有的创作中,元素之间飘动游离的关系和行为,也体现在作品与作品之间。这样,“边缘”的概念才慢慢浮现。

在艺术实践经由探究二维、三维的图像关系推回到自我审视后,刘诗园从对艺术媒介的探索延伸到对艺术创作本身的反复触摸,这段“从重到轻”的改变,既是对怎样表达、怎样做的实践历练,也是对“正确”或者说“巧合”的等待。与展览同名的最新视频作品《视线的边缘,或大地的边缘》,就像这次个展中其它的摄影装置作品一样,是没有照相机的摄影、没有拍摄素材的视频。作品中散发着清晰明确但又很难用言语诠释的力量,也许是因为研究性的线索隐藏在了作品的背后,亦或是艺术家自信的生活方式的体现。

刘诗园,1985年出生于北京,2012年纽约视觉艺术学院摄影系研究生毕业。现生活工作于北京、纽约和哥本哈根。

 

THE EDGE OF VISION, OR THE EDGE OF THE EARTH is Liu Shiyuan’s first solo exhibition presented by WHITE SPACE BEIJING, showcases the representative photography installations and videos from her artistic practice over the past two years. Liu has been in constant pursuit for a certain visual language that is not subject to a cultural background, but rather an attempt to communicate through a cultural transcending visual language, thereby also questioning if such language even exist. The variety of visual forms and concepts unfolds how the artist chooses to stage the boundaries of Beauty, thus establishing a dichotomy between value and beauty as the subject of examination. The presence of essential elements extracting from life in all of Liu’s work, along with the presence of a drifting and detached relation from one work to another, anticipate the emergence of “edge” as the exhibition’s dichotomy.

As the focus of artistic practice has seen a shift from probing image relation of the 2D and 3D to self-examination, Liu Shiyuan has also expanded her concentration from exploring art media to devoting herself into artistic practice per se. The alternation from “heavy” to “light” is not only a practical exercise on how to express and realize one’s thinking, but also an expectation towards “exactness” or “coincidence”. Under the same title as the exhibition, the artist’s latest work “The Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth” is among other photography installations here, a camera-less photograph and a footage-less video. The power of Liu’s work is so distinctive yet indescribable, possibly being that the investigable clues are hidden beneath, or the work has already become the embodiment of the artist’s self-assured way of life.

Liu Shiyuan was born in Beijing in 1985. She graduated from School of Visual Arts (New York) with an MA degree in Photography. She is now based in Beijing, New York and Copenhagen.


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