Archive: February, 2016

常日.行旅 Travelling within Everyday Life, T.A.V. Taipei

21st February, 2016

TAV exhibition invite. 27 February 2016

 

「常日.行旅 Travelling within Everyday Life」

展覽日期 Exhibition Date : 2.27(Sat.) 3.20(Sun.) 11:0021:00 (週一公休,Closed on Monday)

開幕茶會 Opening : 2.27(Sat.) 16:00. Runs until until 3.20(Sun)

展覽地點 Venue : 台北國際藝術村,百里廳 Taipei Artist Village, Barry Room

 

策展人 Curator : 林珮鈺 LIN Pei-Yu

參展藝術家 Artists : 海倫‧考曼Helen COUCHMAN、池田剛介Kosuke IKEDA、郭立亭KUO Li-Ting、瑪麗亞‧朱莉安娜‧拜克Maria Juliana BYCK、昆‧范圖Quynh VANTU、戴翰泓TAI Han-HongThe Island、王佩瑄WANG Pei-Hsuan

特別感謝 Thanks : 胡氏藝術Hus Art、双方藝廊Double Square Gallery

 

 

當我們出發去旅行,一步一步逐漸拉開與日常生活的距離,在陌生的環境中,一花一草一木,彷彿都閃爍著迷人耀眼的光芒。這份悸動感與期待感,正是旅行最吸引人心之處。然而,旅行與日常,並非對立的存在,在異地的生活,是旅行與日常的交界不斷彼此跨越、融合的過程。

2016年1月來到台北國際藝術村駐村的藝術家,在我的眼中,是處於不同旅途階段、各有不同目的的旅人。有人正在進行亞洲之旅,台北是亞洲文化故事中的一個篇章;有人已在台灣各地進行一段時間的觀察與田調,作品中揉雜了對這片土地的深層思維;有人是以世界為家的藝術游牧者,正開始嘗試發掘這座城市不起眼的角落風景與聲音地景;有人正與肚子裡的孩子一起展開第一次的兩人之旅,在台北的經驗片段充滿了對未來的期許;有人原本就以台北為家,如今在這座熟悉的城市中尋找著新的路徑。藝術家的展出作品,各自映照出他們在旅行與日常的交互作用之下,從生活經驗中所淬煉出的體悟與觀點,以及重新思考物理空間與心理空間的內與外、不斷重新劃定界線的狀態。

普魯斯特曾說﹕「真正的發現之旅,不是尋找新的風景,而是擁有新的雙眼。」當你在旅途上,無論是多麼稀有壯麗的絕世美景,亦或是多麼平凡無奇的生活風景,在你眼前都是如此鮮明而美麗。讓我們用旅人的雙眼看世界,用旅行的態度過生活。當旅行成為日常,當常日成為行旅,此時此刻就從此處出發吧!

 

As we embark upon our journey, we are gradually pulling away from our everyday life. In a strange environment, everything we see seems to blink in the dazzling light. This sort of excitement and anticipation is the most attractive part of travel. However, travel and everyday life are not two opposite ends of existence. Living in a strange place is a constant integration process across the border between travel and everyday life.

The artists visiting Taipei Artist Village in January, 2016, in my eyes, are all travellers in different journey stages for different purposes. Among which, someone is travelling around Asia; Taipei represents one chapter of the story about Asian culture. Someone has conducted some observation and fieldwork for some time in different parts of Taiwan, creating the work with a mixture of deep insights into this island. Someone is a nomadic artist who considers the world as home and starts to explore the city’s landscapes and soundscapes in obscure corners. Someone is carrying out the first trip for two with a baby in her belly. Those fragments of her life experience in Taipei are filled with expectation for future. Someone has found himself/herself at home in Taipei and is currently seeking for a new path in this familiar city. These artists’ works on display reflect their own understanding and perspectives growing out of the experience under the interaction of travel and everyday life. They review both inside and outside of physical and mental space and the status that the borderline is constantly redrawn.     

As Marcel Proust put it, “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” When you are on the road, no matter how magnificent and rare the stunning view is, or how ordinary and dull the daily life landscape is, both can be equally splendid and beautiful. Let’s see the world with the traveller’s eyes and live everyday life with the attitude to travel. When travel becomes everyday life and everyday life becomes a journey, let’s depart from here at this moment!

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For further details and images of the project Travelling Together exhibited click here