马丁·克里德
Martin Creed: UNDERSTANDING

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视频来源:《一条》 yitiao

Qiao Space and Hauser & Wirth are pleased to announce an exhibition of works by British artist Martin Creed, taking place at Qiao Space in Shanghai’s Xuhui District and opening in conjunction with West Bund Art & Design Fair 2016. Creed is one of the leading British artists of his generation and ‘Understanding’ marks his first solo show in China. The exhibition provides an introduction to the artist, featuring a cross section of his signature neons, sculptures, videos, small-scale canvas paintings and site specific wall paintings.

‘Understanding’ at Qiao Space highlights Creed’s playful spirit and innovative approach to a broad range of materials and his ongoing fascination with the commonplace. Inspired by the objects and activities ofeveryday life, including chairs and discarded cardboard boxes, Creed’s works are simple and idiosyncratic; his oeuvre characterised by the meeting of minimalist restraint and a conceptual rigueur rooted in humour. Creed’s all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert. He understands ‘art’ not as a defined concept but as something immediate, creative and live. His approach enables him to use any form of expression or media, as the key element for him is the process of creation – in his words, ‘trying to live life better’. In spite of the artist’s varied approach to medium, inherent in all his work is the bold use of colour, gesture, motif and sound, with each series guided by an underlying principle, such as order, sequence and repetition. He is increasingly interested in the performative nature of painting, exploring the range of movements the human body can utilise as a means to becoming a tool for making paintings.

Creed’s work as a musician and composer is inseparable from his work as a visual artist. He regularly pursues projects in both music and art simultaneously, utilising the freedom he finds in music as a vehicle to demonstrate the process of trying to create and develop ideas in his sculpture and paintings. ‘Understanding’ at Qiao Space features two video works that are an extension of this exploration into the body’s processes of movement, repetition and creation – ‘Border Control’ (2015) and ‘Let Them In’ (2015). Each film plays in a specially constructed video booth.

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乔空间和豪瑟与沃斯画廊荣幸地宣布:特纳奖得主英国艺术家马丁·克里德(Martin Creed)在华首展将于11月9日至2017年2月28日举行。

马丁·克里德是同代艺术家中的佼佼者,此次名为“理解”(Understanding)的展览将向中国观众介绍这位艺术家,并且通过他特征鲜明的霓虹灯、装置、影像、绘画和现场墙面绘画等作品让观众们尽可能全面地了解其创作思想。此次在乔空间举办的展览突出了马丁·克里德轻松的调侃及对素材的创新性应用以及对寻常事物一如既往的迷恋。

马丁·克里德的创作方取材于司空见惯的物品和日常生活用品,他的作品简单而又别具一格,融合了极简主义的克制和幽默的观念表达。马丁·克里德包罗万象的创作实践模糊了生活与艺术之间、反省与外向之间的差别。他认为“艺术”并不是一个定义的概念,而是某种直接的、创造性的鲜活事物。因此,他能够运用各种表达方式或媒介;对他而言,艺术的关键在于创造的过程本身——用他的话来说就是“努力生活得更好”。尽管马丁·克里德应用媒介的方式多种多样, 但是他所有的作品都具有相同的内在特质:对色彩、姿态、装饰和声音的大胆运用。他的每个作品系列都遵循着某个基本原则,比如规则、顺序和重复。他对绘画的表述性本质越来越感兴趣,开始探索利用人体的动作范围进行绘画的可能性。

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马丁·克里德的音乐及作曲家的身份与其视觉艺术家的身份是密不可分的。他往往有意地同时进行音乐和艺术创作,利用他从音乐中汲取的自由来表达他在装置和绘画创作中产生及延伸想法的过程。此次在乔空间的展览特别推出了两个视频作品:《边境管制》(Border Control,2015)和《让他们进来》(Let Them In,2015) 。可以说这两部作品是马丁·克里德对人体的运动、反复和创造的过程进行探索的延续。

本次展览题目“Understanding”中文翻译有理解、谅解、默契、认识等几个意思。大家看了这个展览,相信会有自己的理解。

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