Remaking Fractures(duàn céng zài zào)


断层再造(duàn céng zài zào)

Remaking Fractures


时间:2017年9月23日 全天





Time: September 23, 2017

Place: Deyang, Sichuan (multiple public spaces)

Curator: Li Boyan and Sun Xiaoxing

Artists: Cai Ying, Gao Yu, Qu Yuanyuan, Sun Wei, Xu Jing, Zhang Jiahe, Zhang Yuequn, and Zhang Jing + Ji Xiaoping

Sponsor: Sanxingdui Theatre Festival



艺术形式的碎片化,全球化进程中的文化断层,人口迁移导致的身份问题等,逐渐浮出水面,并交错在一起。侯瀚如在致小汉斯(Hans Ulrich Obrist)的信中提出了“动态而复杂的体系”,表示出无法定义和概括这一模糊的状态,或者说评论家有意将“不确定的试验场”来概括这种复杂的不确定状态。世界各地的文化割裂,以及各种文明对于当代艺术的补偿犹如“断层线”,它真实又直观地描述着某个看不见的地方所聚集的能量。而当因果关系被重新放置后,蕴藏于表象下的巨大能量就有可能展现出来,并成为预言。这种巨大的能量在世界各个角落自发而成,公共空间成为艺术展现的舞台。



Fracture in geology points to the fissure or crevice in earth’s crust caused by outside pressure. Fracture in cultural sense means the gap between the culture aspired and the culture in reality. The historical context of a city gives shape to how a place build city and life, and create culture. The transformation of culture, like force hidden before earth’s crustal movement, despite of it is not drastic change which could be observed daily, builds up energy imperceptibly.

The fragmentation of art forms, cultural fracture in the process of globalization, and identity issues brought by population migration gradually surface and tangle with each other. In the letter to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hou Hanru mentioned a “dynamic and complex system”, meaning it was impossible to define and summarize the vague status. Or it was the critic’s intention to sum up this complex and uncertain status as an “uncertain experimenting field”. Cultural fractures in different area of the world and compensation made up for contemporary art by different cultures are like fault lines, which describe the energy hidden in some invisible area in a factual and intuitive manner. When the cause and effect relationship is re-positioned, the enormous energy hidden under the surface will likely to be displayed and become predictions. This enormous energy has been formed spontaneously; public spaces becomes the stage to present art.

An action speaks more than a work. In the street, the wasteland, an open space, or a factory … when the stage of art goes back to where the art was born, the information of healing the cultural fracture will be delivered. When audiences get rid of the apriori and authoritative attitude, Remaking will be conducted under some new logic and rules, and gradually become the exploration force of the art’s boundary.