HAN QIN: ETHEREAL EVOLUTION

韩沁:演·化

March 30–May 12, 2019 | 2019年3月30日—5月12日

Artist’s Talk | 艺术家对话: March 30, 2019, 4–5 pm

Opening Reception | 开幕酒会: March 30, 2019, 5–8 pm

Immersive Performance Tracking the White Shadow | 环境舞蹈演出《描摹白影》及创意料理酒会: April 6, April 13, April 27, May 4 and May 11, 2019, 3–6 pm

Location | 地址: Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Ave #1, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11221

Hours | 开放时间: Saturday 11 am–6 pm, or by appointment (info@fougallery.com)

Curator | 策展人: Hai Liang 海良

RSVP to Opening and Performance | 开幕及演出预约

NEW YORK – Fou Gallery is pleased to announce Han Qin’s solo exhibition Ethereal Evolution from March 30 to May 12, 2019. An artist’s talk and opening reception will be held on March 30, 4–8 pm. Han Qin focuses on and concerns herself with people's spiritual changes caused by relocation, migration, and other turbulent changes, either as individuals or within a group. Her works are ethereal—light but meaningful—and come in the form of digital art, printmaking, and performance art. The immersive performance Tracking the White Shadow will be held on Saturday afternoons for the duration of the exhibition.

Han’s experiences as an immigrant to the United States have driven her to continuously ponder the interrelation between herself and the world, and seeking a dynamic stability among the transfer of her identities. She is interested in issues from international immigration to the origins of human life; thus her artworks lead to diverse themes, such as the confusion of identity, social accessibility, the meaning of travel, and waves of immigration. She utilizes drawing, cutting, and layering to capture the language of the human body by scattering its movement into fragments of moments, frozen. She depicts the passage of time. The sizes and transparency of the figures in her works vary dramatically and render their visual impressions uncertain and changing; meanwhile, the almost monotoned colors and forms in the works overlap and imply the depth of space and the universe, thus raising a profound and abstract contemplation of enlightenment. The exhibition features Han’s most recent body of work, Ethereal Evolution. Following the avant-garde tradition, this series includes eight large cyanotypes on paper which involve live performances in their production process. Improvisational dancers perform on the pre-coated Pi Paper and expose their body movements to light. By allowing the action of the light to create silhouettes, ethereal blurry white shadows appear on the blue paper.

Tracking the White Shadow, a special immersive performance co-designed by the artist and the curator, will take place during the exhibition. As spring arrives, the sun seems to expand. Dazzling light, moving shadows, the canvas and the performers’ bodies are the elements that constitute the charm of Tracking the White Shadow. The audience will travel through the space as dancers move freely and interact with the paper, and witness the creation of a cyanotype work. The performers enter gently, and the audience naturally blends into it. Their parallel and intertwined relationship begins and ends naturally. That is the art of the time. The performance itself becomes an indispensable part of the exhibition.

Fou Gallery also invited Junzi Kitchen’s chef Lucas Sin to curate a culinary experience following the performance. Sin’s practice focuses on the exploration of the change of seasons and the communication between cultures through food. The three-course menu is inspired by the exhibition and enriches the experience.

Han Qin,  Lovers-1 , 2018. Cyanotype on paper, 10 x 6 1/2 inch ©Han Qin, courtesy Fou Gallery 韩沁,爱人-1,2018. 纸面蓝晒(氰版照相法),25.4 x 16.8 cm © 韩沁,致谢否画廊

Han Qin, Lovers-1, 2018. Cyanotype on paper, 10 x 6 1/2 inch ©Han Qin, courtesy Fou Gallery
韩沁,爱人-1,2018. 纸面蓝晒(氰版照相法),25.4 x 16.8 cm © 韩沁,致谢否画廊

* Immersive performance Tracking the White Shadow. Music: Matthew Barnson’s Vanitas; Performer: Izumi Ashizawa (special guest), Can Wang, Lu (Shirley) Dai, Jingjing Han, and Zhiwei Wu. Special thanks to Amy Yopp Sullivan for her early stage development work, and to previous dancers Wing Kar Chin, Ashtyn Muzio, Lydia Myers, Destiny Terry, and Kelly Smith.

*Chinese Press Release: Hai Liang; English Translation: Yuan Fang.

纽约 – 否画廊荣幸地宣布,我们将于2019年3月30日至5月12日举办韩沁个展《演·化》。韩沁关注并思考人们在动荡不安的变化、迁移下所产生的精神面貌和群体状态,她的作品空灵、轻盈、深沉壮阔,其形式包括多媒体数字艺术、版画和表演艺术。展览将于3月30日举办艺术家对话和开幕酒会,展览期间每周六下午举行环境舞蹈演出《描摹白影》及创意料理酒会。

韩沁的旅美经历令她不间断地思考着自身与外界的交互关系,不停从身份的转变中寻求着动态的永恒。她的思考包含了从国际移民问题到人类在宇宙中的生命起源问题;她的创作囊括了身份迷惘、社会通行、集群旅行、迁徙意义等多种主题。她将传统美学实践融入到数字艺术创作之中,灵活地运用版画、视频、装置等多种媒介进行创作,在创作过程中捕捉人的身体形态、动作语言,将肢体运动的动态演化打碎为聚集的瞬间,而一个个不再重复的随机瞬间又凝固成为叠加的视觉符号,这一过程中渐进的时间转变也随之被记录和演绎出来。画面中形象的尺度大小和轮廓虚实都有着多样的变化,使得作品的视觉效果空灵飘渺;层叠的色彩和形态又使得画面具有了纵深的空间感,充满了不安定和抽象的灵性思考。展览的主要作品是韩沁最新创作的《演·化》系列,八件大型纸上蓝晒作品探讨了生命演化的主题。她将蓝晒摄影工艺与表演艺术融合在一起,邀请舞者在预先处理的皮纸上即兴表演,光照下,舞者的肢体动作在纸上自然显影。悬挂在空间中央,彰显张力和深邃感,来访者沉浸于漂浮在虚空之体验中。

在展览期间,韩沁与策展人海良一起策划了即兴环境舞蹈《描摹白影》,再现了《演·化》的创作过程。随着春季到来,阳光拖长了;耀眼的光线、舞动的阴影,画布和表演者的肢体语言,这些就是《描摹白影》的构成要素。观众跟随舞者一起自由地穿梭于空间之中,同时见证了一件蓝晒作品的呈现。表演悄然发生,观众自然融入其中,其平行和交织的关系,始于虚空,止于自然。即是《演·化》的时间艺术。否画廊同时邀请君子食堂主厨Lucas Sin(冼诺扬)策划演出后的创意料理酒会。以食物为媒介,关注、探索和呈现对于时令变换、文化碰撞的感悟,是君子和主厨冼诺扬的主要理念之一。受韩沁作品灵感的启发,冼诺扬设计了三道菜单的创意料理体验,主菜搭配特调酱料。视觉、听觉、味觉,多重感官交织的艺术形式,将把《演·化》展览变成一场五感俱全的体验。

Han Qin,  Ethereal Evolution 1 , 2018. Cyanotype on paper, 82 x 47 inch ©Han Qin, courtesy Fou Gallery  韩沁,演·化1,2018. 纸面蓝晒(氰版照相法),208.3 x 119.4 cm © 韩沁,致谢否画廊

Han Qin, Ethereal Evolution 1, 2018. Cyanotype on paper, 82 x 47 inch ©Han Qin, courtesy Fou Gallery

韩沁,演·化1,2018. 纸面蓝晒(氰版照相法),208.3 x 119.4 cm © 韩沁,致谢否画廊

*《描摹白影》环境舞蹈演出音乐由作曲家Matthew Barnson创作,特邀表演艺术家Izumi Ashikawa,舞者王璨,戴露,韩京菁和吴芷葳演出。特别鸣谢早期即兴表演指导Amy Yopp Sullivan,以及参与创作的舞者Wing Kar Chin, Ashtyn Muzio, Lydia Myers, Destiny Terry, Kelly Smith.


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