UNTITLEDdialogue 13 未命题对话: 仇庄项目 Qiuzhuang Project

Time: January 17, 2014 (Friday), 7:00-9:00pm

时间:2014年1月17日,星期五,7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Fou Gallery, 535 Dean Street, Brooklyn

地点:否画廊,Dean街535室

Guest Speaker: Li Mu

分享人:李牧 

Press contact: Ding Ning (1.347.326.1580, pr@fougallery.com)

媒体联络人:丁宁 (1.347.326.1580, pr@fougallery.com)

Ticket: Open to public with free admission, suggested donation: $5 

费用:活动免费对公众开放,建议捐款$5

 

Li Mu, Qiuzhuang Project - Andy Warhol, 2004. Watercolor on  paper ©2014 李牧, Image courtesy Qiuzhuang Project.   李牧,仇庄项目 - 安迪沃霍尔,2004. 纸上水彩 ©2014 李牧. 致谢:仇庄项目.

Li Mu, Qiuzhuang Project - Andy Warhol, 2004. Watercolor on  paper ©2014 李牧, Image courtesy Qiuzhuang Project.  
李牧,仇庄项目 - 安迪沃霍尔,2004. 纸上水彩 ©2014 李牧. 致谢:仇庄项目.

After half a year's preparation for the apartment gallery - Fou Gallery, we are pleased to announce the return of UNTITLEDdialogue project. On January 17th, 2014 (Friday 19:00-21:00), the 13th UNTITLEDdialogue will invite artist Li Mu to talk about Qiuzhuang Project - a dispersed art museum project in his home village, Qiuzhuang, with the collection of the Van Abbemuseum. Li Mu will introduce the project from the perspective of human relations, talking about some villagers' encounter with art and their reaction. It will be followed by a dialogue between Li Mu and Ellen Zweig, writer, film-maker and a recent visitor to Qiuzhuang Project.

UNTITLEDdialogue was born because of a dialogue with Li Mu on the rooftop of ISCP residency during his stay in New York in 2012. As a guest speaker at 1st UNTITLEDdialogue, Li Mu introduced his previous programs and a hatching project - Qiuzhuang Project. Over the last year, Li Mu has been developing this project with Van Abbemuseum's contemporary art collection in his home, Qiuzhuang, a small village in Jiangsu Province of about 1,000 people, approximately 800 kilometers south of Beijing. Li Mu and the Van Abbemuseum first came into contact during the Shanghai World Expo when Li Mu was part of the Eindhoven=Shanghai exchange project Double Infinity. Since then, the artist has been involved with the museum and visited Eindhoven in 2011. After that visit, Mu proposed bringing works of the museum's collection to the people of Qiuzhuang. The idea slowly developed and then the difficulties of transport and insurance were clear, the museum and the artist agreed to investigate making copies of certain collection works and displaying the copies around the village. Copies of Sol LeWitt's Untitled (Wall Structure), 1972 were hung up in the village and taken away by villagers to decorate their home. Videos of Ulay and Abramovic were displayed in a grocery store. Mu also invite villagers to create copies of works by Dan Flavin, Richard Long, Andy Warhol, Daniel Buren and Carl Andre. The project also includes A Library, an independent institution in Qiuzhuang with no company or government affiliation. Li Mu hopes A Library will serve as a tool for education within the community and add to its cultural landscape. It is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.

About the Speakers

Li Mu (李牧) graduated from the Suzhou School of Art and Design in 1995 and the Academy of Art of Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2001. Li Mu has been the focus of many group exhibitions and solo exhibitions, including: Credit Suisse Today Art Award 2011 Finalists Exhibition,Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2011); Power to Host, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, U.S.A. (2011); 51m2:5# Li Mu, Taikang Space, Beijing, China (2010) and Gate Keeper, Van Abbemuseum ,Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2010). In 2012, he received the grant from Asian Cultural Council as an artist-in-residency at The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. After that, he went back to his hometown Qiuzhuang and started an art project. More info can be found in his website: http://www.iamlimu.org 

Ellen Zweig an artist who works with video, installation and performance. Her most recent projects include a series of videos and installations about her attempts to film the wind in China; and "Heart Beat Ear Drum," a documentary film about the artist and musician, Z’EV.  More information can be found on her website: www.ezweig.com

About Fou Gallery

Fou is an apartment gallery and creative lab based in New York. Fou is dedicated to promote creative talents and projects of our time. As suggested by its name, Fou is a denial of the mainstream commercial gallery model and an active contributor to a new organic art community. With the belief that enjoying art is an essential part of everyday life, Fou offers a vibrant, enjoyable and inspirational selection of original works in art and design. In addition to regular exhibitions and events, we host UNTITLEDdialogue series, screenings of art and independent films, sound performances, private dinners and art afternoon tea parties to create a diverse and accessible art space.

 

经过半年的准备,我们的公寓画廊否画廊正式开幕了。与此同时,我们高兴地宣布,未命题对话系列将重新启动。1月17日(星期五)7-9pm, 未命题对话13将邀请艺术家李牧介绍仇庄项目——通过荷兰Van Abbe美术馆的收藏在自己的家乡江苏仇庄发起的艺术项目。李牧将讲解参与作品的几个村民,介绍他们的故事以及他们如何与这些艺术作品相遇。李牧还将与作家、艺术家Ellen Zweig对话。Ellen Zweig近期专门拜访了仇庄,并写文记录了自己的旅程。

未命题对话缘起于和2012年五月和李牧在ISCP驻地计划天台上的一次对话。后来李牧作为第一期嘉宾,介绍了自己此前的艺术项目以及当时正在酝酿的新项目——仇庄计划。仇庄是一个拥有约1000人口的小村庄,位于江苏省,北京以南约800公里。在过去的一年中,李牧陆续复制了一批荷兰Van Abbe当代美术馆的藏品,以不同形式在仇庄展示,并在村里建立了一个图书馆。李牧和Van Abbe美术馆结缘于2010年世博会期间展览《双倍无限》。作为埃因霍温与上海的城际交流项目,该展览有Arthub Asia参与策划。之后李牧访问了埃因霍温的Van Abbe美术馆,并提出将美术馆收藏带到仇庄展出的想法。在研究和考察过程中,李牧与荷兰艺术家John Koemeling关于观念艺术的原作和复制概念进行了一番对话,最后萌生了舍弃艺术品原作,省却运输保险的负担,利用仇庄当地材料直接复制这些作品的想法,并于2013年初正式开始实施。在仇庄的主干道两侧,李牧邀请村里的画师绘制了索尔.勒维特(Sol LeWitt)的两幅墙画,用树枝复制了理查德.朗的《木圈》。索尔.勒维特的另一个作品的《无题(墙面结构)》(1972)被建造出来,散发给村民,让他们在日常生活中使用。乌拉和阿布拉莫维奇(Ulay/Abramovic)的行为录像在村庄的杂货店播放,这儿也通常是人们聚集的地方。项目还包括A图书馆,一个联结当地与外界的公共空间。图书馆每周末免费向公众开放。李牧儿时的小学老师魏以明退休后受聘出任图书馆管理员,主持日常活动,包括艺术影片的放映和文献的陈列。

仇庄项目持续至2014年3月,图书馆作为永久项目保留。

关于分享人

李牧(Li Mu)1974年出生于中国江苏省丰县仇庄。1995年毕业于苏州工艺美术学校,2001年毕业于清华大学美术学院。他参加了很多群展,包括《瑞银-今日艺术奖入围展》(北京今日美术馆),《Power to Host》(纽约ISCP项目),《51平方米:16位年轻艺术家》(北京泰康空间),《守门人》(荷兰埃因霍温Van Abbe美术馆)等,并曾在上海证大美术馆举办个展。李牧的早期创作以录像及摄影为主,然而在过去两年,其创作的新方向无法被简单归类。他的许多近作都是持续进行的行动,且很难同其日常生活彻底分隔。这些想法与行动以多样的形式呈现:从实体的文献资料到他的个人博客(http://www.iamlimu.org)中所展出的日常手绘、文字与摄影。

Ellen Zweig 从90年代末期开始进行影像创作,创作媒介包括文字,声音,影像和影像装置等。她近期的项目包括一系列录像和装置,尝试拍摄中国的风。此前,她创作了《孤独女孩》,关于一位在纽约生活的京剧演员的记录短片,并在Anthology Film Archive (2006), Pacific Film Archive(2007)等机构放映。从2007年开始,她开始尝试向纪录片导演Joris Ivens以及他最后一部电影《风的故事》致敬,像Ivens一样在中国拍摄。目前她正在拍摄关于音乐家和艺术家Z'EV的纪录长片《Heart Beat Ear Drum》。更多资料请见她的个人网站(www.ezweig.com

否画廊 位于纽约布鲁克林的公寓画廊和创意实验室,致力于推广和展示反映时代精神的艺术家和创意项目。否是对现有商业画廊单一运营模式的抵抗。我们相信艺术是生活的一部分,是创想的发动机,通过呈现有意思的艺术和设计作品,我们为一种新型有机的艺术生态做出贡献。除常规的展览外,我们还定期举行未命题对话系列艺术沙龙、艺术电影及独立电影放映、声音演出、家宴及艺术下午茶等活动,呈现多元可亲的艺术空间样貌。