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Just What It Is That Makes Today's Art so Different, so Appealing?

Just What It Is That Makes Today’s Art so Different, so Appealing?

是什麼讓今天的藝術如此不同,如此富有魅力

interactive video installation, 3'00''

plywood, light box, plastic plant

 

這是連貫的三件作品當中的最後一件,這句話是來自于波普藝術家Richard Hamilton經典的作品《是什麼讓今天的生活如此不同,如此富有魅力》。他從家居雜誌上剪下的拼圖來拼湊了一個豐富的「家」。而稍微改動了一下這句話以後,這件作品的指向也從消費時代的生活家居,轉向了藝術。

 錄像的部分是改動了一部來自于五十年代的關於畢加索的紀錄片,這部紀錄片的拍攝手法非常獨特,記錄了畢加索繪制二十多幅作品的全過程,沒有台詞和多余的解釋,用一種近乎戀物狂的心態將畢加索的筆觸真實地一筆一畫地記錄了下來。而有趣的是影片拍攝完成以後,畢加索將這二十多幅作品悉數毀棄,也就是說這些作品將僅僅作爲影片的形式保留了下來,而作者所做的就是將這些電子筆觸一筆一筆地覆蓋,取消,讓這些作品徹底消失。這種否認也對應了作品的標題,對於藝術甚至是藝術史提出了疑問。

 那麼將畫面抹去,變成白色畫布的時候,新填進來的內容是什麼?作者建立了一個發送評論的平台,讓觀眾留言,實時顯示在屏幕上,隨著評論越來越多,最終白色的畫布就會被評論所覆蓋,評論從而取代了作者的原意,成為作品本身。

 

 This is the final piece of the series. The title is an appropriation of Pop Art artist Richard Hamilton. In his work Just What It Is That Make Today’s Homes so Different, so Appealing?, he made a collage of an interior of a home from the pictures that he cut out from Female Home Journal. By modifying the sentence, this artwork points at art instead of consumerism only.

 The video is based on a documentary of Pablo Picasso in the fifties. This film records almost fetishistically the whole process of Picasso making more than 20 paintings. What makes this film more interesting is that Picasso destroyed every painting after the film, and thus these paintings exist only as digital files. In this artwork, the author deletes the brushes one by one and canceling the painting as a whole. This kind of negation is also echoing with the title of this artwork and brings out question of the validity of art and art history.

What remains then, after the paintings are reduced to mere white canvases? The author establishes a real time commenting system, which allows the viewer to send their comments on top of the video. As the comments cumulates, the video will eventually be replaced.

installation view

installation view

close-up

close-up

Just What It Is That Makes Today's Art so Different, so Appealing?

Just What It Is That Makes Today’s Art so Different, so Appealing?

是什麼讓今天的藝術如此不同,如此富有魅力

interactive video installation, 3'00''

plywood, light box, plastic plant

 

這是連貫的三件作品當中的最後一件,這句話是來自于波普藝術家Richard Hamilton經典的作品《是什麼讓今天的生活如此不同,如此富有魅力》。他從家居雜誌上剪下的拼圖來拼湊了一個豐富的「家」。而稍微改動了一下這句話以後,這件作品的指向也從消費時代的生活家居,轉向了藝術。

 錄像的部分是改動了一部來自于五十年代的關於畢加索的紀錄片,這部紀錄片的拍攝手法非常獨特,記錄了畢加索繪制二十多幅作品的全過程,沒有台詞和多余的解釋,用一種近乎戀物狂的心態將畢加索的筆觸真實地一筆一畫地記錄了下來。而有趣的是影片拍攝完成以後,畢加索將這二十多幅作品悉數毀棄,也就是說這些作品將僅僅作爲影片的形式保留了下來,而作者所做的就是將這些電子筆觸一筆一筆地覆蓋,取消,讓這些作品徹底消失。這種否認也對應了作品的標題,對於藝術甚至是藝術史提出了疑問。

 那麼將畫面抹去,變成白色畫布的時候,新填進來的內容是什麼?作者建立了一個發送評論的平台,讓觀眾留言,實時顯示在屏幕上,隨著評論越來越多,最終白色的畫布就會被評論所覆蓋,評論從而取代了作者的原意,成為作品本身。

 

 This is the final piece of the series. The title is an appropriation of Pop Art artist Richard Hamilton. In his work Just What It Is That Make Today’s Homes so Different, so Appealing?, he made a collage of an interior of a home from the pictures that he cut out from Female Home Journal. By modifying the sentence, this artwork points at art instead of consumerism only.

 The video is based on a documentary of Pablo Picasso in the fifties. This film records almost fetishistically the whole process of Picasso making more than 20 paintings. What makes this film more interesting is that Picasso destroyed every painting after the film, and thus these paintings exist only as digital files. In this artwork, the author deletes the brushes one by one and canceling the painting as a whole. This kind of negation is also echoing with the title of this artwork and brings out question of the validity of art and art history.

What remains then, after the paintings are reduced to mere white canvases? The author establishes a real time commenting system, which allows the viewer to send their comments on top of the video. As the comments cumulates, the video will eventually be replaced.

installation view

close-up

Just What It Is That Makes Today's Art so Different, so Appealing?
installation view
close-up