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世界近代艺术史84 陈源初著  
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3/22/15 Posted 3/22/15

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空旷苍穹无尽思  
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3/22/15 Posted 3/22/15

空旷苍穹无尽思 孤绝的玄云深锁重重, 墨染的苍穹空旷、静谧、荒芜。 这样清心朗月的夜晚, 终究会有藤蔓爬上梦的窗台, 一叶叶馨绿染一袭清芬, 转辗撑开几重山水, 烟雨空濛饮醉几许寥寂夜 抵达命定的梦的幽远而深邃入口。 绿透几多新草, 凝眸几枝桃花, 放飞兄弟姊妹们几多梦想, 忖量今后再无贫穷和屈辱。 灯火衰退月色依旧处, 阳光敛尽黄昏拾取清辉一片, 隔窗送来熟悉的笛音吹落几多忖量? 用一朵兰花的香气吸引翩飞的蝶儿, 飞在平静染红的花间, 谁在挽袖放情撫琴? 这月色撩拨的琴弦里, 素雅缚住跃动的情丝, 隔着几重烟雨不再红尘辗转, 让我们人类的仁爱协调同情同等, 徜徉在金色铺满的斜阳里, 降临在所有的人世土地上 让我们的所有的父老乡亲们 偎着夕阳的余晖, 信步穿过黄昏的平静, 让如水的夜色徐徐湮没闲庭。 呵护着人们的疲劳的心。 阴雨霏霏的梅子时节, 握一卷心爱的书籍, 泡一壶飘香的春茗, 听着抒情浪漫的谐音。 [more]

A little bit more about me  
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3/22/15 Posted 3/22/15

I consider myself as a full-time student of the human condition. I'm very interested in other's people's lives, their anxieties, sufferings, relationships, doubts, past life, family... This way, I try to understand more about life and its meaning. However, the more I get to know, the more I feel ignorant. It's an endless cycle. I keep a personal diary but instead of writing on it everyday, I rather focus on days I'm actually inspired. This is me being strictly true to my nature rather than professiona... [more]

中国学者对当代艺术的学术探索  
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3/22/15 Posted 3/22/15

中国学者对当代艺术的学术探索 中国学者对当代艺术的学术探索,有两个突出的特点。首先,每个学者都是从自己的知识结构和研究领域出发进行学术理论高谈阔论,结合自己的专业旨趣进行契入和表达,本身没有问题,但大都戛然而止,不知终始,总归给人偏颇的和票友谈感想的印象;其次,大量集中的围绕社会学、政治学、文化学和哲学等角度进行谈论,鲜有对美学和艺术本体的分析,以及整体的审慎严谨的归纳。这些理论是高屋建瓴的,是不可小觑的,但问题是,我们谈的太多了!每个人讲的都很有道理,但太有社会学、政治学、文化学和哲学等道理就是没有美学和艺术学道理,没有实际解决问题。当前中国的现实情境,需要宏观理论的点拨,更需要具体的对艺术本体的学术理论研讨以及对艺术落地具备真实和积极指导作用的论述。在资本尚未介入艺术领域的上世纪90年代之前,入选参加某个展览或者举办个展是对一个艺术家创作能力和创作水平的一种认可和肯定。换句话说,当年展览在学术上和艺术质量上,对参展作品是有要求和门槛的。即便当时对于展览整体上没有更多学术指向上的思考,基本都是好作品放在一起的展览,也至少保证了展览作品是可看的和耐看的。资本介入之后,... [more]

My Oil Painting - Intense "Mackerel"  
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3/21/15 Posted 3/21/15

I am very proud of my 2007 oil painting "Mackerel", in which I managed to capture both beautiful and sinister elements of a daily object, fulfilling a most tantalizing pursuit of mine. With its intense colors and bold strokes, this painting economically presents a sleekly fish, intently staring upwards, as if ready to confront its captor; at the meanwhile, its eye also betrayed the fish's sad resignation to its imminent demise. The background of the painting was plain drop cloth, hatched lightl... [more]

Barbara T. Smith: The Smell of Almonds: Resin Works at Andrew Kreps  
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3/21/15 Posted 3/21/15

Yet another criminally underappreciated pioneering female artist receives an overdue solo exhibition decades into her career. A decade and a half of works by Barbara T. Smith, a major figure in the West Coast performance art movement from the late 1960s onward, are currently on show at Andrew Kreps. This show demands and repays attention in equal measure. The focus is specifically on resin works by Smith, notably a glade of tree-sized resin grass. The phrase "blade of grass" has never seemed s... [more]

Subodh Gupta "Seven Billion Light Years" Hauser and Wirth, NYC  
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3/21/15 Posted 3/21/15

Scale suits some artists as much as it defeats others. This sense of risk is pervasively present in Subodh Gupta's frequently enthralling exhibition at Hauser and Wirth's 18th Street space. Spaces as huge as Hauser and Wirth's can often bring out the worst in artists, a profession not uncongenial to those with a streak of grandiosity. Happily, Gupta understands the nature of scale and spectacle better than most artists of his stature, and, in works like the sculpture, "This is Not a Fountain", th... [more]

The Radiants at Bortolami X w/Green Tea Gallery  
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3/21/15 Posted 3/21/15

Four years on from the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan, radioactive water is still pouring into the sea. In spite of this, life goes on, politicians eat potentially radioactive strawberries for the cameras and something called "art" attempts to process a world as resistant to comprehensibility as the one we call, more or less, home. Into this strange reactor pool comes the show The Radiants bringing together work by Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Sigmar Poke, UNITED BROTHERS and ma... [more]

Tamar Halpern "My Voice at the Pace of Drifting Clouds" at On Stellar Rays  
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3/21/15 Posted 3/21/15

Painting is perpetually in crisis; rarely does the urgency of the crisis feel as palpable as in Tamar Halpern's show at On Stellar Rays. In an increasingly digital visual eco-system, painters are not forgiven easily if they don't reckon with the changes. Halpern's works-- paintings, in a sense; prints in a sense; even sculptures if looked at in another way--are determined not to be overwritten by the coders. The works, generally a combination of UltraChrome ink on linen and paper with some o... [more]

世界近代艺术史83 陈源初著  
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3/20/15 Posted 3/20/15

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中国当代艺术的复杂乱象 陈源初  
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3/20/15 Posted 3/20/15

中国当代艺术的复杂乱象 陈源初 中国当代艺术家的主要问题不是没有认识到传统文化的重要性,相反,是许多艺术家的态度远远大于对传统文化的真正理解和掌握。对于传统文化的一知半解是这些艺术家的硬伤,也决定了他们在艺术创作上心态的不自信和画面的生硬感与仓促感。从艺术上看,由于很多艺术家缺乏传统文化的有力支撑,必然会倒向简单拼凑而成的视觉大杂烩。这种波普艺术和魔幻现实主义色彩的大杂烩往往具有较强的欺骗性。一方面是画面符号的易于识别,一方面又是符号之间的联系似是而非,让观众陷入一种若即若离的恍然状态。恐怕没有哪种舶来品能像当代艺术这样,在中国呈现出如此丰富驳杂的景象。由于本身内涵的无共识和外延的宽泛性,又在特殊的国情和氛围中生长,难免衍生出各式各样的“特色”和现实奇葩,在此基础上对当代艺术的治学只会治丝益棼。当下,艺术在中国,无论实景建设还是学界声音都呈纷扰之势,在不同的维度呈现出了诸多矛盾和对峙:从市场上看,这种若即若离的关系正是一种十分有效的游戏规则,如同女人之于男人,犹抱琵琶半遮面远胜于赤裸裸的投怀送抱。中国当代艺术的这种幽默感由于贴上了特定的政治... [more]

面对当代艺术作品的迷惑 陈源初  
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3/19/15 Posted 3/19/15

面对当代艺术作品的迷惑 陈源初 中国当代艺术独特的艺术语汇和符号系统是在西方艺术资本和趣味影响下生成的,是基于西方对于中国的片面认识甚至某种政治意图的动机。喧嚣热闹的艺术市场并不能掩盖中国当代艺术精神性的贫弱。我们看到更多的是西方样式的简单模仿,制作的漫不经心,观念上的拙劣的拼合和挪用,题材上的趋炎附势和无病呻吟,以及符号化的作坊式制作和重复。随着全球化经济危机的蔓延,中国当代艺术的先天不足和精神性缺失已经逐渐暴露出来。在后现代主义和艺术多元化语境下的中国当代艺术,即有着自我理性重建和民族身份的确立的历史机遇,也面临着深层危机和挑战。 当前,马塞尔·杜尚(Marcel Duchamp)的“泉”的当代艺术意义,已经超过毕加索的大作“亚维农”的少女,成为20世纪最具影响力的艺术作品。但是1917年的纽约秋季沙龙评委会拒绝了匿名作品“泉”,一个倒挂的小便池,为此杜尚退出了评委会。杜尚为什么要这么做呢?他在写给好友汉斯·李希特(Hans Richter)的信中说:当我发现&ldqu... [more]

岁月  
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3/19/15 Posted 3/19/15

岁月 沉静的岁月, 掩盖那些沉默的秘密, 悲天悯人的嘲讽万物, 却不能阻挡, 生命尽头无穷的后悔。 青春跳跃的心, 伴随着彷徨和迷失, 是荒废青春的代价。 宏伟苍天的夜空, 是那样的宏大, 遥遥地在人世间的我, 是如此渺小, 只有心怀感激减少愤怒, 才会有无名的喜悦, 思之而存感谢, 才能真正快乐起来, 若一个人就只有怨恨没有感恩, 就会陷入痛苦的深渊。 静谧的夜万顷碧海, 再一次走向小屋的窗前, 我要倾听这微妙的音乐, 隐隐感到有一种机缘, 溪瀑奔流于山峦, 江河穿行于高原, 生命的航船泛舟于嘈杂的人间, 简单地选择了快乐, 自然也就拥有了快乐! 最终能够找到属于自己的快乐, 全然在于人生的山水之间。 夜光已渐渐退去, 黎明就在眼前。 [more]

岁月  
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3/19/15 Posted 3/19/15

岁月 沉静的岁月, 掩盖那些沉默的秘密, 悲天悯人的嘲讽万物, 却不能阻挡, 生命尽头无穷的后悔。 青春跳跃的心, 伴随着彷徨和迷失, 是荒废青春的代价。 宏伟苍天的夜空, 是那样的宏大, 遥遥地在人世间的我, 是如此渺小, 只有心怀感激减少愤怒, 才会有无名的喜悦, 思之而存感谢, 才能真正快乐起来, 若一个人就只有怨恨没有感恩, 就会陷入痛苦的深渊。 静谧的夜万顷碧海, 再一次走向小屋的窗前, 我要倾听这微妙的音乐, 隐隐感到有一种机缘, 溪瀑奔流于山峦, 江河穿行于高原, 生命的航船泛舟于嘈杂的人间, 简单地选择了快乐, 自然也就拥有了快乐! 最终能够找到属于自己的快乐, 全然在于人生的山水之间。 夜光已渐渐退去, 黎明就在眼前。 [more]

Ticket to freedom  
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3/18/15 Posted 3/18/15

This is my work today.Este es mi trabajo de hoy.Ce est mon travail aujourd'hui.Das ist meine Arbeit heute.これが私の仕事は、今日です。这是我今天的工作。이것은 나의 일 오늘이다. [more]

Along the Process  
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3/18/15 Posted 3/18/15

What is worse, to have a language but nothing to say, or to have a great many things to share but no vocabulary to communicate? There seems to be a constant struggle between form and content, but what about the form of the content and the content of the form? Does every idea need justification in the form of a realized work? What if artists just stood on rooftops and screamed their ideas out instead of mellowing them down with materials and physical tangibility? Sometimes it is better... [more]


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