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The Uncertain, or the Shelved...

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The Uncertain, or the Shelved...

50 Moganshan Rd.
Bldg 16
200060 Shanghai
CN
July 16th, 2016 - August 31st, 2016

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The uncertain, or the shelved... is showcased in ShanghART Gallery both Main and H Space from 16th July. The diversified perspectives have been finalised after sourcing through numerous artists’ studios. Works are exhibited in various media ranging from paintings, installations, sculptures and manuscripts etc. . The exhibition is on view through 31st August.

The uncertain, or the shelved... “The uncertain” is the hesitation, exploration or experimentation of the concept, thoughts, creativity etc. in the extent of thinking logic; “the shelved” is the statement of behaviour positioned in pause, reserve, lingering etc.. Both scenarios are connected as well as mutually influenced each other. This exhibition aims at revealing that those works or ideas are initiated due to momentary inspirations but temporarily/permanently halted because of self-struggling with distracted clues or directions. The mysterious circumstances that how works are conceived and why they’re suspended have become flowing riddles between artists and audiences. Not only does the exhibition challenge the viewers’ cognition by presenting the seemingly divergent creation clues which enrich the possibilities of artists creative contexts, but also reflects the extended associations which are hidden beneath the differentiated creation practices.


“The unfinished is an interesting beginning or a recurrent idea after repetitious recording then forgetting it.”

“I’ve always liked woodcarving, but never followed through... One day sculpting out the rough shape but was difficult in further detailing it, I helplessly left it there...around 2012, had several attempts in carving it again but still ended in a meltdown...now, just look back again, it appears more perfectly after shifting through time, and has become my cherished object.”

“Problems like many traditional craftsmen in churches or temples might confront, how to create an intangible spirit by deploying tangible materials. I wanted to exercise some tactile painting sometimes, I’m sensitive about the surface texture of paintings, therefore, I have processed several experiments violently on some most simple materials. ”

Above narratives excerpted from Artists’ oral statement


Art works included in this exhibition are drifting away from artists’ usual practices, which are parallel presented in both spaces anonymously in order to allow public to immerse in the non-empirical scenario. More than thirty artists are involved in this exhibition which will be comprehensively delivered with artists’ narrative texts, video, animation etc. novelty and interactive presentations.


香格纳画廊于2016年7月16日在主空间与H空间推出群展“不确定的,或者被搁置的……”。继拜访数十位艺术家工作室最终形成此次群展丰富多样的视角。该展览从绘画,装置,雕塑,手稿,多媒体等多种媒介的方式展出。展览持续至8月31日。

“不 确定的,或者被搁置的……”不确定的是概念,思路,创意等思想方面的踟蹰,探索以及实验;被搁置的是暂停,储存,徘徊等行为的状态;二者彼此关联又相互影 响。在艺术家的创作过程中,那些曾经因灵感突至而开始,又因为线索,方向,自我迟疑种种挣扎而暂时搁置的作品或思路是这次展览的主旨所在。此次展出的作品 在何种情境下萌发,又因何种瓶颈而暂停成为艺术家与每一位观者的一场互动的谜题。该展览不仅挑战性地展现艺术家看似大相径庭的创作线索,丰富艺术家创作脉 络的多种可能性,更在趣味之余反思差异性创作下隐藏的引申关联。


“还没完成是一个有意思的开始或者记录下来又遗忘后的再一次显现”

“一直喜欢木雕,但一直也没有实施…大型出来后,往细部走的时候,还弄不了,后来也就放那了…后来12年左右,没事也会拿锉锉几下,然后也是很崩溃…现在,再回头看去,随着时间的推移,它也越加完美了,俨然它已成了我的爱物。”

“就像教堂寺庙里无数传统的手工艺工匠面临的问题,怎样利用有形的物质创造无形的精神。当时也想做些有触感绘画,我一直对绘画的表面质感敏感。所以就买了最简单的材料来进行粗暴试验。”

以上摘自艺术家口述备忘录


此次展览囊括这些游离于艺术家创作主线之外的作品,并在两个空间中平行展出。主空间以及H空间皆以匿名的方式使大众在“零经验”的情境下观赏艺术家创作之外的创作。此次展览涉及艺术家三十余名,以艺术家口述文本,影像,动画等新颖,互动的综合方式呈现所有作品。