藝術走廊 Art Point
名稱 藝術走廊 Art Point
時間 2020/01/21 10:00 ~ 2020/09/06 18:00
臺南市美術館2館建築概念保留了前身為公園用地的場所精神，讓觀眾來館參觀時，能看到戶外景色，避免產生博物館參觀疲勞的情形。走廊的設計也可作為展示使用，讓觀眾在美術館的任何地方都能與藝術品不期而遇。依循著建築特色，與藝術相遇的場地精神，本展以「藝術走廊Art point」作為概念，展示藝術家Michela Martello、Sangsik Hong、何采柔、唐唐發、莊靜雯等藝術家作品。
The architectural concept of the Building 2, Tainan Art museum retains the spirit of the place which formerly used as a public park, allowing visitors to see the outdoor scenery and avoiding the museum fatigue when visiting the museum. The corridor is also designed as a display space, enabling the viewers to encounter artworks anywhere in the museum. Following the architectural features and the spatial concept, this exhibition takes “Art Point” as its core idea to showcase works of five artists, including Michela Martello, Sangsik Hong, Joyce Ho, Tang Tang-Fa and Chuang Chin-wen.
The exhibition begins on the 2nd floor. Firstly, the visitors will encounter three market vendor-like works Freshly Dancing Seafood, Vegetable of Morning Dew, and Vegetable Stall. Visitors are guided to imagine an opening market scenario taking place at the museum: the crowdedness and the bargaining noises. The lip-shaped works beside are made with straw by the Korean artist Sangsik Hong, belonging to the “Sucking” series. Hong’s works bring out the original sense of humans: “eating, sucking, kissing.” However, he stacks up the straw by rational calculation, and the audiences seem to swing between senses and reasons. Works of the two artists are situated close to the museum café, resonating the bodily experience of “eating.”
On the west corridor of the 3rd floor, with the angle of daily sunlight, the light produces abundant changes of shadow due to the fractal pattern of the roof, as if telling passing by that sunshine is one of the beautiful elements of life. On the other side of the corridor is a colorful, equally vibrant work by the Italian artist Michela Martello, Each Breath. In the picture, the man and woman are holding their hand like the indigenous dancing pose. Local symbols of folk culture and rituals are also depicted in the picture, which seems to show the diversified and integrated appearance of culture on the island.
While Joyce Ho’s work Semi-Transparent One hangs high on the wall as floating in the air. In this work, the light colors and the female figure wearing an animal mask suggest a scenario out of daily life and departed from reality in seems to be more intense.
Chuang Ching-wen’s Against the Wind belongs to the museum’s collection. Through the simple bronze sculpture, it shows the courage of a young female ice-skater facing the cold wind. There are many appearances of humankind, from the essential interaction of eating to the complex and diverse societal cultures. One may temporarily escape from reality and let her imagination run wild, yet, she still hopes for the courage to face challenges of the future.
Artists: Michela Martello, Sangsik Hong, Joyce Ho, Li Hui, Tang Tang-Fa, Chuang Chin-wen
Special thanks to Ministry of Culture, Siao-long Cultural Park, Cope NYC, Lotus Art Gallery.