UNTITLEDdialogue 16 未命题对话: 绘素计划 Almost Art Project

 

Time: March 12, 2016 (Saturday), 4:00-6:00pm

时间:2016年3月12日,星期六,4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY11221

地点:否画廊,纽约布鲁克林区Jefferson大道410号#1 |  Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY11221

Guest Speaker: Sammi Liu, Frank Maresca

分享人:刘亦嫄(Sammi Liu),弗朗克·马拉斯加(Frank Maresca)

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: $10 (Online RSVP, limited to 40 seats); $15 (At Door),RSVP click here

费用:网上注册$10(前40位),现场票$15,报名链接请点击

 

Li Zhongdong, Mobile Factory, 2008. Mixed media on wood board, 200 x 90cm. Image courtesy Almost Art Project.   李忠东,手机工厂,2008. 200 x 90cm,木板综合材料. 致谢:绘素计划.

Li Zhongdong, Mobile Factory, 2008. Mixed media on wood board, 200 x 90cm. Image courtesy Almost Art Project.  
李忠东,手机工厂,2008. 200 x 90cm,木板综合材料. 致谢:绘素计划.

Fou Gallery is pleased to announce that on March 12th, 2016 (Saturday) 4:00-6:00 pm, the 16th UNTITLEDdialogue will invite Sammi Liu, co-founder of Almost Art Project to introduce “outside art” in China. Frank Maresca, co-founder of Ricco/Maresca Gallery and a strong supporter of outsider artists and art scene in the global art scene.

The term “outsider art” derived from “art brut” (raw art), a label first created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe those elaborate and unaware art-making of mentally disabled people. Those artworks often shock the public for its purity and a high degree of artistic autonomy. In English, “outsider art” terms the entire art body of which artists are driven by creative impulse and are neither formally trained nor institutionalized. In Western history of art, the outsider art masters include Henri Rousseau, Jean-Paul Gauguin and Frida Kahlo. Since 1970s, outsider artists have been enthusiastically embraced by the contemporary art world. Art fairs, publications, retrospectives and collections are springing up in the name of outsider art. Galleries specialized in outsider art have become a common scene in France and in United States. Outsider art fairs have been held in Paris and New York annually to organize commercial galleries who support outsider art.

Outsider art is not as common in China as it is in other parts of the world. There isn’t a strong supporting network for Chinese outsider artists yet. The Nanjing Outsider Art Centre founded by artist Guo Haiping is the only non-profit dedicated to the creation, study and exhibition of work by self-taught artist. Almost Art Project, founded by Sammi Liu, strives to present guerrilla art festival of outsider artists, comic artists and street artists and to create a better creative environment for them through exhibiting and selling of their works. Almost Art Project also conducts various research and publication programs to give outsider artists their deserved position in art history. With their endeavor, “outsider art” is getting more and more attention in China.

About the Speakers

Sammi Liu (刘亦嫄) graduated from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, contemporary art department. Sammi co-founder and directed Almost Art Project and Tabula Rasa Gallery in Beijing. She used to the senior editor of The Art Newspaper (China) and works in the media industries for many years. Sammi also took part in projects including Affordable Art China (AAC, renamed as SURGE Art), ShContemporary and has successfully curated multiple guerrilla exhibitions.

Frank Maresca began a collection of Folk and Self-Taught Art after seeing the exhibition “Folk Sculpture USA” at the Brooklyn Museum in 1976. His admiration for Folk and American Tribal Art lead directly to an interest in what is popularly known today as Outsider Art. In 1979, he co-founded Ricco/Maresca Gallery, which has championed and showcased the art of self-taught masters working outside the art-historical mainstream.

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.

 

否画廊荣幸地宣布,我们将于2016年3月12日(星期六)4:00pm-6:00pm举行第16期未命题对话。本次对话将邀请绘素计划(Almost Art Project)的创始人刘亦嫄介绍中国的素人艺术家,并与Ricco Maresca画廊的创始人、西方艺术界素人艺术热潮重要的推手弗朗克·马拉斯加(Frank Maresca)对话,探讨素人艺术的地位和发展。

素人艺术由法国艺术家让·杜布菲(Jean Dubuffet)提出的Art brut(原生艺术)概念衍生而来,最开始是指那些有精神疾患的人无外界干扰,完全为个人内心需求创作的创作。杜布菲认为原生艺术创作者是没有受过任何艺术文化影响、从所有传统中解放出来的人,原生艺术创作集中在精神病人、囚犯、社会边缘人、自学者、主动违抗文化的人的作品上。之后,Art brut(原生艺术)这个概念被翻译成英文 Outsider Art(素人艺术),所指代的艺术家类型不再是病患创作者,而是统一指代那些没有受过艺术训练但极具艺术天赋和创作冲动的艺术家们。在西方艺术史中,高更、卢梭、弗里达等艺术大师都可以被归为素人艺术家。70年代以后,当代素人艺术逐渐进入主流艺术圈的视野,阿道夫·韦尓夫利(Adolf Wolfli)、亨利·达戈(Henry Darger)等素人艺术家不但受到主流艺术机构和美术馆的认可,其作品也同样拥有良好的市场循环。专门经营素人艺术的画廊在法国和美国已非常普遍,每年一届的素人艺术博览会也在纽约和巴黎举办了二十余年。

相比于西方,中国素人艺术还没有发展出完善的艺术体系去展示和推广。艺术家郭海平在南京创立的天成艺术中心是中国唯一一个为精神病患提供艺术创作平台的非盈利机构。而刘亦嫄创立的绘素计划致力于呈现针对素人艺术家、漫画家和街头艺术家的游击展览计划,并为他们提供一个展示和销售平台,以及推出关于中国素人艺术家的出版物。在他们的推动下,不少中国的素人艺术家已开始频频在媒体曝光,进入主流视野。

关于分享人

刘亦嫄(Sammi Liu)毕业于伦敦苏富比艺术学院当代艺术系。北京TABULA RASA画廊的联合创始人和执行总监。曾任《艺术新闻/中文版》资深编辑,从事媒体工作多年。曾参与“买得起的艺术节”,上海当代艺术博览会等项目,成功组织策划过多个游击展览。

弗朗克·马拉斯加(Frank Maresca)对素人艺术的热爱来自于1976年在布鲁克林博物馆看的展览“美国民间雕塑”,并从此开始收藏素人艺术。他和合伙人Roger Ricco于1979年创立Ricco/Maresca画廊,专注于20世纪美国艺术,成为推广艺术史主流视野外素人艺术家的重要画廊。

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。