UNTITLEDdialogue 17 未命题对话:纸的诗意 Poetry of Paper

Time: May 28, 2016 (Saturday), 4:00-6:00pm

时间:2016年5月28日,星期六,4:00-6:00 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

Guest Speaker: Lin Yan, Wei Jia

分享人: 林延,韦佳

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, cash is accepted for the on-site payment, include reception and homemade desserts provided by Fou Gallery)

费用:$10(Eventbrite在线预约,或现场现金支付,包含酒水以及手工自制茶点)

 

Fou Gallery is pleased to announce that on May 28th, 2016 (Saturday) 4:00-6:00 pm, the 17th UNTITLEDdialogue will invite artists Lin Yan and Wei Jia to introduce their artistic practices and experiments employing hand-made paper to create artworks since the 1980s. The dialogue will unfold as Lin Yan and Wei Jia share with the audience how their artistic concepts have been formulated and expanded throughout time. Lin Yan and Wei Jia will also discuss their personal stories and collective memory imprinted in the works, including their recent exhibitions in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The artists will also engage with the audience to exchange ideas on paper and art creation. After the dialogue, you’re welcome to join our reception in the gallery, enjoy handmade desserts and exchange thoughts on art appreciation.

About the Speakers

Lin Yan 林延 (b. 1961, Beijing, China)Since 2005, Lin Yan started her practice of presenting eastern philosophy and immediate experience through ink and traditional handmade paper. In her works, Xuan paper is usually transformed into heavy, multi-layered forms, which fully reveal their personalities and rhythms with the help of lighting and space. At the same time, she also fabricates hard bricks and metal-like materials from Xuan paper. Patterns of plant fiber are condensed into natural and cultural images while peacefully mirroring struggles and vitalities in social unrests. 

Having graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (1984), Yan continued her studies at The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1986) following her grandfather Pang Xunqin, grandmother Qiu Di and mother Pang Tao. She lives and works in New York since 1993. Yan has exhibited internationally at such prestigious venues as The Museum of the Chinese in America (New York),  Brooklyn Art Museum (New York), The National Art Museum in China (Beijing), the Dresden State Art Collection in Germany, He Xiangning Art Museum and OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal (Shenzhen). Her works have been included in the public art collections of Deutsche Bank Art Corporate Citizenship (New York), Long Museum (Shanghai), Pang Xunqin Art Museum (Changshu), the National Art Museum of China (Beijing) and Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), etc. Her recent exhibitions include: Lin Yan: Dispelling the Clouds, Tenri Culture Institute, New York (2014); Lin Yan: Paperweight, Fou Gallery, New York (2014); Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, Bruce Museum, Greenwich (2014); Modernity 3.0, 80 WSE Gallery, New York University, New York (2014); Lin Yan: The Gateway to the Future, Eslite Gallery, Taipei (2016).

Artist’s Website: http://www.linyan.us/

 

Fou Gallery Exhibition A Piece of Paper Installation view. Lin Yan, Dew #2. Photo by Jiaxi Yang

 

Wei Jia 韦佳 (b. 1957, Beijing, China) Wei Jia has been pursuing an inseparable practice of combining personal memory and artistic creation. In his experimentation of seeking compatibility with ink and western art, he uses charcoal to copy calligraphy works in a random manner. Through repeated layering and re-tracing, a sense of distance and void gradually emerges from the translucent image. He also challenges and breaks the traditional technique and principles of calligraphy. By writing and dripping ink on Xuan paper before tearing them up and rearranging the images, Wei Jia tries to find a balance of threshold through eastern and western abstract elements.

Graduated with a B.F.A from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (1984) and M.F.A. from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (1987). He currently works and lives between New York and Beijing, where he teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Wei has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including Central Academy of Fines Arts (Beijing), National Museum of Art (Beijing), CU Art Museum University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, U.S.A.); Lincoln Center (New York), etc. His works are in the public collections ofthe Brooklyn Museum (New York), The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Utah Museum (Salt Lake City) and the Dadu Museum (Beijing). His recent shows include Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, The Museum of Chinese in America, New York (2014) and Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, Bruce Museum, Greenwich (2014). He had a solo exhibition in San Francisco in early 2015. 

Artist’s Website: www.weijiastudio.com

Wei Jia, No.0779, 2006. Gouache, charcoal, ink, pastel and Xuan paper collage on canvas, 52 x 52 in.. Image courtesy of the artists and Fou Gallery.

 

否画廊高兴地宣布,我们将于2016年5月28日(星期六) 4:00 pm-6:00 pm举行第17期未命题对话。本次对话将邀请艺术家林延和韦佳担任主讲人,讲述他们由上世纪八十年代至今,运用手工纸为主要媒介,所产生的灵感及创作实验。对话将呈现二人艺术观念的塑造和拓展过程,作品所反映的个人经验,以及作品当中蕴含的关于时代与社会的情感记忆。同时,他们也将介绍近期在香港、台湾所创作的一系列大型装置项目,并且和观众共同探讨关于绘画和创作的相关话题。

关于分享人

林延(b.1961,北京)林延从2005年开始用水墨与传统书画手工纸传达东方哲学与直接经验。在她的作品中,宣纸常被塑造为极富重量而多层次的形态,借由光线与空间的辅助,释出饱满的个性与变化节奏。同时,她将宣纸翻铸成坚硬质地的砖瓦或金属,植物纤维的肌理凝练成作品中的自然及文化意象,平静地表现出在社会变迁动荡中的挣扎与生命力。

林延毕业于中央美术学院,追随外公庞薰琹,母亲庞壔的足迹去巴黎国立高等美术学院。1986年到美国宾夕法尼亚州立大学深造,1993年后生活和工作在纽约。林延在许多重要国际机构举办过个展或群展,包括美国华人博物馆(纽约),布鲁克林美术馆(纽约),中国美术馆(北京),德国德累斯顿国家博物馆,何香凝美术馆OCT当代艺术中心(深圳)等。作品被德意志银行艺术收藏(纽约),龙美术馆(上海),庞薰琹美术馆(常熟),中国美术馆(北京)和中央美术学院美术馆(北京)等公共机构收藏。2013年,她的个展项目《林延:知止》在纽约地标建筑熨斗大厦Prow艺术空间展出。2014年,她的大型素描和宣纸项目《空–气》在纽约天理文化中心展出,并于同期在否画廊举办个展。她近期还参加了布鲁斯博物馆的《双城记:纽约&北京》群展以及纽约大学80WSE美术馆的《现代性3.0》展览。2016年4月,她在台北诚品画廊举办了同名个展。

艺术家个人网站:http://www.linyan.us/

 

台湾诚品画廊《林延》展览现场

 

韦佳(b.1957,北京)韦佳始终将个人记忆与创作过程结合紧密。在对水墨与西方艺术的兼容尝试中,他在多层宣纸上用碳笔随机临摹书法作品,通过反复的覆盖和重新描绘,使半透明的画面渐渐浮现距离感与虚空的影子;或对传统技法规则展开反叛,在宣纸上书写和泼墨,再将形象撕毁重新拼贴,在中西方抽象因素中寻求临界点的平衡。

韦佳毕业于中央美术学院油画系,1987年于美国布鲁姆斯堡宾西法尼亚州立大学视觉艺术系取得艺术硕士学位。他目前生活和工作于纽约与北京两地,在北京任教于中央美术学院。韦佳在国际范围内广泛举行个展和群展,包括中央美术学院美术馆(北京),中国美术馆(北京),科罗拉多大学博物馆(美国小石城);林肯中心(纽约)等。他的作品还被布鲁克林美术馆,宾夕法尼亚大学沃顿商学院(费城),犹他博物馆(美国盐湖城)以及大都美术馆(北京)等公共机构收藏。他近期的展出包括《再读水墨》,美国华人博物馆,纽约(2014)以及《双城记:纽约&北京》,布鲁斯博物馆,格林威治(2014)。2015年初他在旧金山举办了个人展览。

艺术家个人网站:www.weijiastudio.com

韦佳,No. 13144,2013. 布上水粉,炭笔,色粉笔与宣纸拼贴,两幅,每幅172 x 122 cm, 总共345 x 243 cm.