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Vanguard Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Exercises of Living
204, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Rd
200060 Shanghai
China


March 30th, 2013 - May 10th, 2013
Opening: 
March 30th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
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At the end of 2012, Gao Mingyan’s new project “What else could I do?” suddenly alter him from a pure artist to a person with dual identity of social worker and artist.

By showing 5 works of video and installation in above-mentioned exhibition, Gao Mingyan put forward the universal problem “What else could I do?” to young artists and the young in other industries similar to him. After the exhibition, the topic was still going on. Gao Mingyan began systemic researches to seek answers.

Firstly in February 2013, Gao Mingyan’s “Life Roles” were displayed in exhibition at MOCA. In this section, Gao Mingyan proceeded from the most familiar daily materials, which were also the most interesting for him. He carried on a subversive exploration to minutiae of life itself, showed various bizarre scenes in the exhibition by decomposing and re-arranging some familiar daily products. In two videos, artist wore white overall, which signified laboratory researcher identity, competed with those familiar things or let them compete with each other. Artist tried to reinterpret life roles by all these means.

Upcoming exhibition “exercises of living” continues the work above and is deeper exploration on the topic of “What else could I do?” which is a meditation about facing life alone and inward the inner. Gao Mingyan insists his researches in clues of daily life, refuses to make him blind to the mechanized life model, perseveres to dig out details around and prepares to find answers to his questions.

2012年底高铭研的新项目“我还能做些什么?”将高铭研的身份从一位单纯的艺术家一下子转换为具有社会工作者和艺术家双重身份的人。

在2012年底在这个名为“我还能做些什么?”的展览中,高铭研展出了5个录像作品以及装置,向和他相似的年轻艺术家以及其他行业的年轻人提出这个具有普遍性的问题。展览结束后,这个话题仍在继续。高铭研开始了系统的寻求答案的研究工作。

2013年2月在上海当代艺术馆(Moca)的展览中,高铭研的“生活角色”首先被展出。在这个部分,高铭研从他最熟悉也是最有兴趣的日常品着手,对生活本身的细枝末节进行了颠覆性地探索,各种怪诞的场景出现在展览当中:我们熟悉的一些日常品被重新进行了排列与分解。两个录像作品中艺术家身穿具有实验室研究人员身份特征的白色工作服,与这些熟悉的日常品竞赛、让这些熟悉的日常品之间进行竞赛。艺术家通过这些种种,对生活角色进行再阐释。

即将开始的“生活演习”将是上述作品的继续,也是艺术家对于“我还能做些什么?”这一话题本身的深入探寻。是一场关于独自面对生活面对自我内心的沉思。高铭研继续以日常为线索,拒绝熟视无睹的机械化生活模式,继续发掘存在于身边的细节,为找到问题答案做基础的准备。


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