解药
THE ANTIDOTE
 
章燕紫
ZHANG YAN ZI
 
解药
THE ANTIDOTE
章燕紫作品展
ZHANG YAN ZI’S EXHIBITION
 
展览时间:2015年04月04 – 2015 年06月04日
学术主待:黄专
开幕:2015年04月04日(周六)下午 16:00 – 18:00
(周二至周日 10:30-18:00 / 请预约看展: 138 2222 1808 / 138 2606 2396)
展览地点:广州市天河区天河路365号天俊阁5楼
策划 / 主办:5楼艺术空间
 
Duration:2015.04.04-2015.06.04 (Tue.-Sun. 10:30am-6pm)
Academic Chair:Huang Zhuan
Opening:16:00-18:00, April 4th
( Please make an appointment to see the exhibition: 138 2222 1808 / 138 2606 2396 )
Venue:5F, No. 365 Tianhe Rd., Tianhe Dist., Guangzhou, Guangdong
Curated / Hosted by:5art space
 
 
 
学术主持:黄专
 
燕紫的艺术总是倾向于营造某种静穆状态,虽然它们中间包含着多重矛盾不安的种子,如荒诞的物象和空灵的山水丶痛楚的记忆和超度的冥想丶肉体的欲望和精神的僭越,但所有的矛盾都恰如其分地统一在了一种游丝般不可捉摸的线条和色团中,它们既是对现代焦虑的描绘又是对这种焦虑的解毒与治疗。
 
她的艺术远离观念和思想而更接近灵性和意象,所以,如其说它们描绘的是当代生活,不如准确地说它描绘的是经过古代笔墨丶古代意趣和古代情怀过滤后的当代生活。六朝是燕紫艺术的一个趣味底本,六朝的玄言故事丶佛学丶山水诗丶书法,文人的风流旷达丶狂狷任性丶食药服丹的嗜好,甚至六朝黑暗的时代和灿烂的艺术之间巨大的反差也许都给过她启迪。当代生活,在燕紫的艺术中既展现为物质化的过度耗散和虚空,又展现为神话般的哀婉和伤感,这些在她的艺术中悖论性存在的品质在我看来都来源于六朝美学的影响。无论是大轴长卷还是册页小品,观看她的作品都要求我们具备穿越性的感知能力,因为只有在两种世界丶两种趣味丶两种意象的对冲中我们才能真正体会到这种静穆的力量。
 
桑塔格说:艺术本身不是思想,而是从思想内部发展而来的思想的解毒剂,而燕紫也说过意思相同的话:
心灵的病痛需要心灵的慰藉,有一种解药,是山川河流,是云淡风轻…..
 
 
 
The Preface

Huang Zhuan

Yan Zi’s arts has tendency to build a kind of solemn and quite atmosphere. although with in the works , they holds the seeds of multiple contradicted disturbance. like the absurd objects, ethereal landscape, memories of pain, salvation meditation, the desires of the flesh and spirit of trespass.
all of these contradicted elements unified in a harmony, come as one and being express with the Inconceivable gossamer like lines and colours. they are the depiction of the modern anxiety and yet the detoxication and the treatment of the anxiety.

her arts is far away from ideas and thoughts while close to the spiritual and images. therefore, it’s more correct to say her drawing shows the contemporary life which has already been though and filtered by the ancient culture, rather than just the modern contemporary life itself.

six dynasties is a strong core foundation of yanzi’s art;the metaphysical story,buddhism, poetry of landscape, calligraphy, and scholar during the six dynasties, has a richness of it. the elegant dispirited life styles; the foudness of seeking drugs, the dissolute relationships. and even the contrast between the dark times of the six dynasties and the glorious arts fee her with inspirations.

yanzi’s drawing unfold before one’s eyes of the over void materialization of this present age, as well as gives almost a mythic like sadness and slop.

in my opinion, the aesthetics of the six dynasties has influences on the existing of her contrary theory in her arts. it take one to have penetrate perception in order to viewing her works. it’s because, only when we are in between two contrasting worlds, two contrasting interest and hedging images, we can really feel the solemn and quite power.

santana once said “ Art is not consciousness per se, but rather its antidote — evolved from within consciousness itself.“
and yanzi says “ pain of the spiritual needs the spiritual comfort, and one of the antidote is the mountains ,the rivers, the lithe clouds and the breeze.
 
 
章燕紫
 
江苏镇江人
中国美术家协会会员
中央美术学院研究生毕业,艺术、文学双硕士
现就职于中央美术学院
 
展 览
 
2015年 香港巴塞尔艺术博览会,由方由美術畫廊(香港)举办個展《止痛帖》;
2014年 《THE REMEDY》个展在那不勒斯PAN当代博物馆举办;
2014年 《七月流火》等作品参加女性艺术家展(蜂巢当代艺术馆);
2014年 《麻》、《痒》参加“新水活墨”展(香港ORAORA画廊);
2014年 《花事与清供》个展(上海对照空间);
2014年 《一封信》参加《瞬间》5art首次公益展览;
2014年 《草本》,《花开》和《花谢》参加《私房菜:女性艺术家沙龙展》
(马奈草地国际艺术中心·马奈草地美术馆);
2013年 《止痛贴》获鲁迅文化奖最佳艺术作品奖
2013年 举办《止痛帖》个展(今日美术馆);
2013年 《炁》参加《大运河-第55届威尼斯双年展平行展》;
2012年 《挂号》参加《再水墨》2000-2012中国当代水墨邀请展;
2010年 《清风》参加《自我画像》女性艺术在中国;
2010年 《踏莎行》个展(上海美术馆);
2008年 在法国举办个人画展;
2007年 《踏莎行》参加“百家金陵”画展,获金奖;
2007年 《小翠》参加中国文联主办第五届中国画展,获金奖;
2005年 《风 雅 颂》参加第二届北京国际双年展;
2004年 《红玫瑰和白玫瑰》获第十届全国美展铜奖;
2004年 《声声慢》参加第十届全国美展。
作品曾被中国美术馆等多家艺术机构、社会团体和私人收藏。
 
 
Zhang Yanzi
 
Zhang Yanzi was born in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province.
She is a member of Chinese Artists Association.
Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Zhang got her MFAs in both Chinese Painting and Literature.
She is currently based in Beijing and she serves as the Editor-in-chief of CAFA ART INFO at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
 
Selected Exhibitions
 
2015 In March 2015, Zhang Yan Zi’s solo exhibition <The Remedy>was host by Galerie Ora-Ora in Art Basel Hong Kong;
2014 <THE REMEDY>: Solo Show of Zhang Yanzi at PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli;
2014 <Antares Sinks>in the west in the seventh lunar month, etc. include in group exhibition of female artists at the Hive Center for Contemporary Art;
2014 <Numbness>and <Itches>included in “Devotion to Ink”: Contemporary Ink Group Show at Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong 2014 Blooming Season and Solace of Art, solo show at Shanghai Reflex Art;
2014 “A Letter included in The Moment”: the First Public Exhibition in 5 Art ;
2014 <Herbage>, <Bloom>and <Withering>included in Private Kitchen: Salon of Female Artists at International Art Center of Manet Club·Art Museum of Manet Club;
2013 <The Remedy>was awarded the Best Artwork of 2013 Lu Xun Culture Awards ;
2013 <The Remedy>, solo show at Today Art Museum;
2013 <Qi> (Flow of Energy) included in The Grand Canal: Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia ;
2012 <Registration>included in Recurrence of Ink and Wash: 2000-2012 Chinese Contemporary Ink and Wash Invitation Exhibition;
2010 <Walk While Stepping on the Gauze> – Solo Exhibition of Zhang Yanzi, Shanghai Art Museum ;
2010 <Refreshing Breeze >included in Self Image: Woman Art in China (1920-2010), Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum;
2008 Solo Exhibition, France;
2007 <Walk While Stepping on the Gauze> in Jinling Painting Exhibition of One Hundred Chinese Artists with gold award;
2007 <Xiao Cui>, Lichang Cup the 5th Traditional Chinese Painting Exhibition sponsored by China Federation of Literature and Art Circles with gold award;
2005 Airs of the States, Courtly Songs, and Hymns, the 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale;
2004 <Red Rose and White Rose>, the 10th National Art Exhibition, bronze prize;
2004 <Slow, Slow Tune> the 10th National Art Exhibition;
Her works have been included in the collections of many art institutions, social organizations and private collections.
5art与章燕紫的对话
 
1 从传统水墨转向对水墨当代性的探索始于何时?因什么而转变?
大概从2006年开始,开始怀疑,怀疑自己,也怀疑自己原来以为的正统。
刘进安老师对我的影响很大。2006年,我读他的研,开始了我三年的痛苦学习生活,我从非常自信不知天高地厚变得茫然不知所措。慢慢找到自己的一种表达方式。
 
2 治愈的主题到目前为止一直是你关注的主体,但治愈在与你似乎并不是心灵鸡汤,而是一   种略带冷酷的方式,可否谈谈你对治愈的理解。
我真的没想过治愈。我可能更多关心的是疼痛。据说有一种人从来没有痛觉,我不觉得那是一个值得高兴的事。疼痛能够治愈吗?很多事情,没有绝对的答案,有的痛需要下一个痛去止,有的痛需要时间去淡忘,有的痛需要麻醉,有的痛需要希望…
对我来说,我更愿意面对,不去回避,哪怕是伤口上撒盐更加痛,痛到极致,会突然释怀。
 
3 在药品和医疗器械中徘徊,在其中获得“救赎”的能力,是否对疼痛之类的事物的感知,有一种迷恋?这种迷恋在你意味着什么?
没有“救赎”,只有面对。面对这些冰冷的手术器械,有温度的肉体是那么不堪一击。
 
4 当你最初选择这些图像时,是什么吸引了你;当你现在去观看自己的作品时,它又是什么?
是我选择了它们,还是它们选择了我?灵感,是长期的寻找中突然眼前一亮。
现在去看我的这些作品,有时觉得很陌生,甚至不相信是自己画的。
因为画画时候的我,和作为观众的我可能不是一个状态。
 
5 你关心你的作品是否启发了观者对治愈的理解吗?
我不关心。观众有感触就好。
 
6 你对观者可能很直接的把你的作品与病痛和治疗联系起来会怎么看?
我都没所谓,希望有多种解释才好玩。
 
7 在你的探索中,水墨的传统气脉与你作为当代人的存在是如何衔接的?在你看来,灵魂的历史和人生的历史有不同吗?
没有特意去探索,我不过是一个活在当下的人,用传统的材料和手法表达我想表达的。在这个过程中,自然会有很多相冲突的东西在冲撞中渐渐形成新的面貌。
灵魂的历史啥意思?
 
8 在你的作品里,是只有自己还是超越了自己?创作是你的救赎吗?
创作还是自己和自己较劲吧。不断对自己的作品不满,去调整,就有新的作品了。不一定是超越,这不过是个过程。
 
9 你是一个矛盾的人吗?而这个矛盾的冲撞是否正好达成了你的创作?
不是特别矛盾的人。
不断的反思,能够促使我不停留在原地。
 
 
conversation with Zhang Yan Zi

5 art: when did you start the explore journey from the traditional Chinese ink painting to the contemporary Chinese ink painting? And what’s the cause of the changing?
YZ: It starts around 2006, when i begin to have doubt about myself,as well as have doubt of my original though of the orthodox of Chinese ink painting.
My teacher Liu Jin An has a huge influence on me. In 2006, i was in his MA class, where i started my three years painful study life. As i changing from a arrogant,ignorant self to becoming lost. Than slowing founding my own way to express.

5 art: The theme “Healing”has been your main focus up until now, however Healing to you it’s not a consolation, but more of a callous approach. could you talk about your understanding of “healing” ?
YZ: i never really though about the idea of Healing. i properly care more about the “Pain”. It is said there is a kind of people that never have the sense of pain, to me i don’t think that’s something to be happy about. Can pain really be healed? many things have no absolute answers. some pain needs the next pain to cure. some pain needs the time to forget. some pain needs the narcosis to cover it, some pain needs hope to cure…
to me, i am more willing to face the pain, not running away from it. when you spill salt on the wound, it will cause the pain to a extreme, but it can also brings a sudden release.

5 art: wander between the form of drugs and medical device, you gain a ability of “redemption”, whether or not do you have an infatuation towards pain and it’s perception? if so what does the infatuation means to you?
YZ: there’s no “redemption”, only confront. Facing these ice cold medical device, our flesh with tempareture seem so weak,so fragile.

5 art: when you first choose these items, what attracted you; when you view your own work now, what are they to you?
YZ: did i choose them or they choose me ? insprition, is a sparkle in a long term search.
when i see my own works now, somethings i feel strange with them, even not believe i draw them. i think because the me as a painter and the me as a viewer are not in the same state.

5 art: Do you care if your works has enlighten the viewers understanding of “Healing”?
YZ: i don’t might,it’s good as long as they have some feelings towards my art.

5 art: what do you think when viewers might directly connect your work with the ideas of treatment, cure or healing?
YZ: it doesn’t matter to me. i hope there will be various responds, that’s more fun.

5 art: In your explore, how do you connect the spirit of traditional Chinese ink painting with you as a living being cin the contemporary era?
YZ: there isn’t much explore, i am just a person who live at this time, and using the traditional method and material is just the way i wish to express. in this process, it is nature to have many clash and conflict happen and gradually create something new.

5 art: is there only yourself in your work? or something beyond yourself?
YZ: in creation is always oneself reasoning with oneself. constantly feeling unsatisfied with my works, then you adjust them, then you have something new. i won’t say it’s certainly a lift beyond myself, it’s just a process.

5 art: are you a contradicted person? if so is this contradiction of yours helps to achieve your work?
YZ: i am not a contradicted person.i think keep reflect on myself, keep examine myself will stop me standing still.