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Access Through a Detour

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© Courtesy of Magician Space
Access Through a Detour

798 East R.d, 798 Art Zone, No.2 Jiuxianqiao R.d, Chaoyang District
100015 Beijing
CN
January 19th, 2018 - March 11th, 2018

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‘Access Through a Detour’ is a group show organized by Magician Space. The exhibition explores the discrepancy of what is seen and unseen to the viewer, looking at how artists move beyond the definable boundary of things. To go somewhere via a detour is not the same as losing attentiveness. It is about taking into account something not immediately visible, when there is a certain pleasure in becoming unmoored with a sense that an image can never quite fully capture something in its entirety. In this context, how does distancing help us to produce an effect within this situation? Here, we look at how strategy, allusion, and creating somatic experiences can offer alternatives to discover - and help better articulate - people and objects. Many of the works choose a way to filter or locate a particular signal from a noise of information in order to clarify our way of experiencing a phenomenon.
 

The filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski once described the role of a filmmaker as akin to participating in a ski slalom: the skill is to weave between obstacles laid out in advance of the oncoming artist – who moves around to both obscure and resist - looking to find a path in order to arrive back to the audience. He was talking about barriers of Polish filmmakers as a game against constraints. Is there something we can gain by using an indirect approach to engage? What if we imagine these poles to be dispersed further away? In other words, is there anything else a detour might grant us access to? 

aaajiao (b.1984, Xi’an) lives and works in Shanghai and Berlin. Active as a new media artist, blogger, activist and programmer, aaajiao is the virtual online persona of artist Xu Wenkai. Aaajiao’s works explore new systems of thought, emerging controversies and phenomenon surrounding the Internet – with many specific projects focus on data processing, the blogsphere/wemedia, and the filtration of information. His work has solo exhibitions organized at OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an (2016), Centre for Chinese Contemporary art, Manchester (2016), chi K11 museum, Shanghai (2016). Major group exhibitions including Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston (2018); Haus der elektronischen Kunste, Basel (2017); Jewish Museum, New York (2016); YUZ Museum, Shanghai (2016); and chi K11 museum, Shanghai (2016).

Wong Ping (b. 1984, Hong Kong) discusses his observations of society using visual animations and auditory narrations that touch upon the abstract desires, pathos, and stories inspired by the urban conditions and sub-cultures existing in Hong Kong. He was awarded the Art Sanya Award in 2017 and his work has included in institutions including a solo exhibition at Things that can happen, Hong Kong (2015). Group exhibitions include Arts Center Melbourne, Melbourne (2017); Centre for Chinese Contemporary art, Manchester (2016); and M+ Museum, Hong Kong (2015).

Liu Yefu (b. 1986, Beijing) currently lives and works in Beijing. Behavioral traits, visual trends, body gestures, phrases or the intonation of foreign voices fall under his analysis as he explores the migration of language and emergence of new images produced through the unexpected encounters between East and West. Solo exhibition: Magician Space, Beijing (2016). Major exhibitions include UCCA, Beijing (2017); Goethe Institute, Beijing (2017); YUZ Museum, Shanghai (2016); Kimberly-Klark, New York (2015); and Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2014).

Liu Yin (b. 1984, Guangzhou) graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and currently lives and works in Guangzhou. Liu Yin reinterprets a stream of images culled from news feeds, advertisements, as well as masterpieces from art history. They undergo a cartoon-effect as the images are painted again into another parallel reality re-imagined by the artist. She plays adds another layer to our way of seeing things, playing with our sense of knowing and feeling in this world. Major recent exhibitions include: BANK, Shanghai (2017); Arrow Factory, Beijing (2015); and M WOODS Museum, Beijing (2015).

Nabuqi (b. 1984, Inner Mongolia) graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2013, and currently lives and works in Beijing. Nabuqi works with sculptural forms in bronze and steel whose scale are often exaggerated or miniaturized in relation to the human body. The objects are perceived in an un-fixed state of movement between object and the transformation of its surroundings – a reciprocal process whereby human perception and the form of an object co-constitute one another. Previous exhibitions include: Sadie Coles, London (2017); UCCA, Beijing (2017); 11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2017); and Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2016).

Song Ta (b.1988, Leizhou) louche brand of conceptual art thrives on both the threshold of public tolerance and the emancipatory potential of a good absurd joke. He focuses on the enigmatic or eccentric hallmarks of a particular system, using his own unique form of humor and a series of caricatures to render visible clandestine forms of power and their endless network of bureaucracy. Previous exhibitions include: Times Museum, Guangzhou (2017); Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah (2016); Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern (2016); Para/Site, Hong Kong (2015); Taikang Space, Beijing (2015); and UCCA, Beijing (2013).

Wang Shang (b. 1984, Beijing) currently lives and works in Beijing. Wang Shang is an artist and certified gemologist, whose work examines the convergence of art, geology, and natural history. He graduated from Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. Upon graduation, he founded his own brand, the eponymous S.H.A.N.G. This has allowed Wang Shang work between these two fields in order to explore their possibilities and differences. Solo exhibitions include: Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2017); Art Basel in Basel, Basel (2017); OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen (2014); UCCA, Beijing (2011).

Cici Wu (b. 1989, Beijing) currently works and lives in New York. Cici conceives of sculptural ensembles whose anachronistic forms resist the rapid proliferation of technology and their covert role in conditioning behavior. She looks to heighten our engagement with culture to focus on more nuanced gestures and experiences, drawing on informal relationships to art making inspired by cinematic tropes. Her work seeks to avoid being political by reaching out for the universal.

Lantian Xie (b. 1988, China) is an artist from Dubai who makes images, objects, stories, and situations. Xie holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is editor-at-large at Dubai-based publishing practice THE STATE. He is a recipient of the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award of the United Arab Emirates and recently exhibited in the UAE Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Yu Ji (b. 1985, Shanghai) produces a constellation of work that draws together sculpture, installation, video, and performance. Her practice involves a long-term sculptural concern with volume and temporality, an inquiry that has expanded to an array of influences spanning ecological questions of a landscape, fragments of figures from archaeological ruins, geological features, bodily intervention, and man-made construction materials. She is co-founder of the not-for-profit AM Art Space in Shanghai (2008). This year she was nominated for the Hugo Boss Asia Art award and her work has been exhibited in exhibitions such as Sadie Coles, London (2017); 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2016); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014).

 

Yan Jun (b.1973, Lanzhou) is an influential musician and poet in the field of improvised experimental music. His individual and collaborative performances span from an interest in feedback, field recording, voice, and amplifying body movement, silent intervals and the working with background sound in a direct unmediated manner. Other projects include using the homes of audiences as a venue for a tour of impromptu performances. Yan is member of FEN, Tea Rockers Quintet, and founder of the guerrilla label Sub Jam. His projects can be followed on yanjun.org.


“迂回进入”是魔金石空间策划的最新群展。展览旨在探讨观者所见与非所见之间的差异,以及艺术家如何超越既定边界进行创作。以迂回的方式前进绝不等同于三心二意,而是放眼于那些并非近在眼前的事物——正因为图像无法囊括任一事物的全貌,令我们从中获得了某种愉悦感。由此,距离如何使“有效”变得可能?为了发现并更清楚地说明人与物,我们寻找策略、暗示与制造身体体验所能提供的种种选择。本次展览的众多作品试图从嘈杂中捕捉或过滤出特定信号,以此阐明我们对某一现象的体验。

导演克日什托夫・基斯洛夫斯基(Krzysztof Kieślowski)曾称,身为电影导演有如参加障碍滑雪:前方面临重重阻碍,艺术家需要运用高超的技巧穿梭其间,寻找一条高效的路径从滑雪场回到观众中去。这一手段既是掩饰也是抵抗。在他看来,这是一场对抗束缚的比赛。间接地接近世界将令我们有何收获?想象一下,假若障碍杆之间更为分散——迂回究竟为进入提供了怎样的渠道?
关于艺术家
 
aaajiao,1984年生于西安,现工作生活于上海、柏林两地。aaajiao是年轻艺术家徐文恺的化名,也是他虚构的网络分身。其诸多作品致力于探索新网络科技与媒体影响下的思维系统、争议与文化现象,涵括社交媒体写作、数据处理和信息过滤等。
 
黄炳,1984年生于香港。他创作的动画影像以香港的城市现状及亚文化为灵感,是对社会中的抽象欲望、哀愁与关系毫无保留的视觉和听觉叙述。2017年获华宇青年奖评委会大奖。
 
刘野夫,1986年生于北京,现工作生活于北京。行为特征、视觉潮流、肢体语言、外国人说话使用的词组和语调都是刘野夫的分析对象,东西方的意外碰撞中产生的语言变迁与新图像在其作品中被反复探讨。
 

刘茵,1984年生于广州,毕业于广州美术学院,现工作生活于广州。其绘画常借用时事新闻、广告图像以及艺术史名作,将其卡通化,成为对现实的平行想象。她的创作为人们的观看方式、认知与情感引发了新的契机。
 

娜布其,1984年生于内蒙古,2013年毕业于中央美术学院雕塑系,现工作生活于北京。娜布其的雕塑作品常以铜和不锈钢为材质,时而放大、时而微缩的尺寸和观者间形成互动:物体和其周遭环境的变化呈现出不固定的运动状态,人类感知与物体形态相辅相成。
 
宋拓,1988年生于雷州,毕业于广州美术学院教育系,现工作生活于广州。宋拓的观念艺术创作探索公众忍耐力的阈限,在揶揄戏谑中发掘玩笑本身的可能性。他致力于观察特定系统中神秘古怪的特质,以其轻松诙谐的个人方式将权力和官僚体系的秘密形式公开呈现。
 
王墒,1984年出生于北京,现生活和工作于北京。他毕业于伦敦大学金匠学院和皇家艺术学院。同时作为一名艺术家和执业宝石学家,他的绘画、装置,雕塑以及影片从不同角度诉说自然的历史,并以此审视当今人类对自身文明与大自然关系的质疑。
 

Cici Wu,1989年出生于北京,现工作生活于纽约。她创作的雕塑常采用“过时”的形态,与科技的迅猛生长及其对行为的潜移默化作用相比,Cici的作品呈现出刻意抵抗的姿态。她意图将人们对文化的诉求提升至更细微的行为体验,将艺术创作与电影转喻灵感结合。她的作品似乎避开了政治从而接触了一切与宇宙或世界相关之物。

谢蓝天,1988年生于中国,现工作生活于迪拜。他的创作对象涵括图像、物品、故事与情境。谢蓝天在芝加哥艺术学院取得艺术硕士学位,同时是出版物《THE STATE》的特约编辑。他曾获阿联酋Sheikha Manal青年艺术家奖,并于2017年代表阿联酋参加第57届威尼斯双年展。
 
于吉,1985年生于上海,毕业于上海大学美术学院雕塑系,现工作生活于上海。她的创作以雕塑和装置为主,亦涉及行为及影像。于吉的创作由特定地域的地理环境和历史背景展开,她采用田野考察以及身体性干预的方式,探寻考古遗迹、地质特征、人造材料、物的体积与暂时性等诸多问题。于吉是上午艺术空间创立人之一(该非营利空间2008年成立于上海)。今年,于吉入围Hugo Boss亚洲艺术大奖评选。
 
颜峻,1973年生于兰州,现居北京的实验音乐家,声音表演者,诗人,是即兴音乐和实验音乐领域的先驱人物。他在个人创作和合作作品中使用田野录音、噪音、背景、空白、不可控乐器、身体动作、人声等。他的其它项目包括在观众家中使用现成物品演奏(“客厅巡演”)。颜峻是游击厂牌“撒把芥末”创办人,FEN 乐队和茶博士五重奏成员。他的项目详见 yanjun.org。
 
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