UNTITLEDdialogue 14 未命题对话: 王庆松 Wang Qingsong


Time | 时间: February 6, 2014 (Thursday), 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building, New York University, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, 10003 

地点:纽约大学爱因斯坦演讲厅,Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building, New York University, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY10003

Guest Speaker: Wang Qingsong, Gerald Pryor

分享人:王庆松,杰拉尔德 普莱尔(Gerald Pryor)

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 


Fou Gallery is pleased to announce that on February 6th, 2014 (Thursday 18:30-20:00), the 14th UNTITLEDdialogue will invite artist Wang Qingsong to talk about his career as a prominent Chinese contemporary artist who has contributed to the making of a new photographic art utilizing the speed and chaos of Chinaalong with the core of the culture. It will be followed by a dialogue between Wang Qingsong and Gerald Pryor, professor and head of Photography, New York University Department of Art and Art Professions. The project gains support from NYU Department of Art and Art Professions / Steinhard, and NYU Department of Photography and Imaging / Tisch. 

Wang Qingsong’s staged photographs are vehicles for incisive, witty commentary on economic expansion, social tension, and rising Western influence in contemporary China. Wang’s subject matter is his own, stemming from observations of, and concern for, the future of Chinese society. Images such as Competition (2004), a photograph of a stage set exhaustively plastered in corporate posters, and Follow me (2003), which depicts Wang sitting in front of a huge chalkboard covered with words that refer to the recent economic boom, are references to history and popular culture of China in particular. The name Follow Me is taken from the first and most popular English language-teaching program introduced by CCTV (China State Television) in 1982, during the early years of economic reconstruction in China. In the 1980s, “Follow Me” helped many Chinese people learn about the west and the world in spite of the Closed -Door policy and make real their dreams of going overseas to further their studies. Wang constructed a huge four-meter wide and eight-meter long blackboard in Beijing Film Studio in 2003, and scribbled many Chinese and English slogans and terminology referencing changes in Chinese history and culture, words mainly taken from China-based English-training textbooks and manuals. In later years, Wang Qingsong continued the “Follow” series. In 2010, he created Follow Him. Constructed from tons of used books, magazines, dictionaries, college preparatory materials and among others, the project is a reflection on the education problem in China. The 2013 project Follow You looks into the issue again from another perspective.

About the Speakers

Wang Qingsong 王庆松 (b. 1966, Daqing, China)Graduated from Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, China, Wang Qingsong lives and works in Beijing since 1993. Wang works in documentary, staged and scroll photography, computer generated images and sculpture. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous shows. In 2001, ICP was the first museum to acquire the work of Wang Qingsong for its permanent collection. Since that time his works are now in the collections of such institutions such as the Getty Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Mori Art Museum, the National Art Museum of Brazil, the Hammer Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, etc. 

Gerald Pryor  New York University Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, as well as Artist in Residence, Head of the Photography Area, liaison to the International Center of Photography, and consultant to the China arts program at NYU in Shanghai. Pryor is the winner of two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, the NYSFA Grant, and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant. Recent one-person exhibitions and performances at Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China; Luxan Art Museum, Shenyang, China; Newark Open Doors, Newark, New Jersey and Art and Music Space, Brooklyn, N.Y.

否画廊荣幸地宣布,我们将于2014年2月6日(星期四)18:30 - 20:00,举行第14期未命题对话。本次活动我们将邀请当代艺术家王庆松,介绍他的艺术生涯。他通过自己的摄影作品展现了当代中国的飞速发展和社会剧变,并对新摄影艺术做出了贡献。王庆松还将与纽约大学摄影系主任Gerald Pryor教授对话。本次活动获得了纽约大学艺术学院(Steinhard)和纽约大学电影学院(Tisch) 的大力支持。

王庆松通过摆拍摄影的方式,用一种尖锐而诙谐的艺术语言,描述了中国发生的经济剧变,社会问题,以及西方社会对中国当代社会环境所产生的影响。他的视角来自于他本人,通过对中国社会的敏锐观察以及对未来的忧虑来进行创作。2004年创作的《大摆战场》(Competition)中他创作了一幅满墙贴满各路广告海报的照片,气氛压抑凝重;2003年创作的《跟我学》(Follow Me)中,王庆松本人坐在一副巨幅的黑板面前,黑板上写满了中英文,这些都是中国经济高速发展背景下产生的俚语和口号。《跟我学》这个名字起源于中央电视台1982年非常受欢迎的同名英语教学节目,当时中国还正处于改革开放初期。在20世纪80年代,“跟我学”使很多中国人在闭关锁国的背景下了解到西方世界,并鼓励很多有出国深造理想的人付诸行动。2003年,王庆松在北京电影工作室制作了一个四米宽,八米高的黑板,潦草地写下了很多中英文的词组,其中包括很多在历史和文化演变中衍生出来的特有词汇,英语词组基本也是从中式英语教学的教材中取材。随后几年,王庆松延续创作了“Follow”《跟他学》(Follow Him 2010),和《跟你学》(Follow You, 2013)。在《跟他学》中,王庆松布置了一个充满了不可计数书籍,杂志,词典,参考书的空间。这个项目深刻地反映了中国当前的应试教育问题。《跟你学》通过另一种视角,再次对教育问题提出思考。


王庆松(Wang Qingsong)毕业于中国四川美术学院,油画专业。自1993年开始生活和工作在北京。他用纪录片、摆拍摄影、滚动摄影、数位处理摄影、以及雕塑等多种艺术形式进行创作。他的作品在国际范围内广泛展出。2001年,王庆松的作品首次被国际摄影中心(ICP)纳入作为永久收藏。此后,他的作品被多家艺术机构例如盖蒂博物馆(Getty Museum),维多利亚与阿尔伯特博物馆(Victoria & Albert Museum),森美术馆(Mori Art Museum),巴西国家艺术博物馆(National Art Museum of Brazil),哈莫博物馆(Hammer Museum)以及布鲁克林博物馆(Brooklyn Museum)等收藏。

杰拉尔德 普莱尔(Geralad Pryor)纽约大学艺术学院摄影系主任,并担任国际摄影中心的联络负责人,纽约大学上海分校的中国艺术项目顾问。他曾经两次获得国家艺术奖金,NYSFA奖金和Adolph and Esther Gottlieb基金奖金。他最近在红五星画廊(中国北京),鲁迅艺术博物馆(中国沈阳), Open Doors(美国新泽西纽瓦克),布鲁克林艺术与音乐空间(美国纽约)等机构举行了个展或表演。