Gallery 101 「人的莊園」 – 周慶輝個展
2016.05.03 – 2016.06.03
展覽地點: Gallery 101 (101辦公室大樓1樓 , 松智路路口)
開幕: 2016.05.10 (二)  14:00–15:00
幕後紀實放映暨藝術家分享會I:2016.05.10 (Tue)   15:00 – 17:00
幕後紀實放映暨藝術家分享會II:   2016.05.25(Wed)  19:00 – 21:00

Gallery 101 “Animal Farm” – Solo Exhibition of  Ching-Hui CHOU
2016.05.03 – 2016.06.03
Venue:Gallery 101
Opening: 2016.05.10 (Tue)  14:00–15:00
Artist Talks I:2016.05.10 (Tue)   15:00 – 17:00
Artist Talks II  :2016.05.25 (Wed)  19:00 – 21:00

 
由臺北101與采泥藝術所共同舉辦的周慶輝個展「人的莊園」,源自一個長達五年、投入眾多人力與資源的拍攝計畫;周慶輝以動物園為創作發想和拍攝場域,雙向鋪陳了現代文明生活的浮華與困境;在動物園中,他同時置入了夢幻化的舞台劇場和真實的家居生活空間,以荒謬、錯置的手法,讓活生生的人類搭配標本化的動物,在既是家園也似牢籠、從文明內室延伸到野外自然的詭譎情境中,共同演出一齣齣看來視覺華麗卻又啞然無語的默劇。

本次展出作品包括演員的定裝肖像照、五幅在動物園排演拍攝的史詩式影像。所有攝影作品全數以8×10吋彩色大底片進行拍攝,透過精緻細膩且色彩飽滿的影像,結合一種超現實的景境氛圍,引導觀者探索畫面中的所有元素,從謎樣的畫面中尋找解讀的線索,並與個人的生活經驗產生連結與共鳴。在開創一種宏大劇場、社會論述型的「編導式攝影」之同時,周慶輝也呈現出個人在當代社會文化大環境中,因無法擺脫而日漸麻木的人文處境。

Ching-Hui CHOU’s solo exhibition, Animal Farm, which is held by Taipei 101 and Chini Gallery , originated from a five-year-long photography project that has required much manpower and resources. The artist based his creative inspiration on zoos and used them as his photography stages, simultaneously demonstrating the opulence and predicament of the life in modern civilization. In the zoos, the artist placed both fantastic theatric settings and realistic domestic spaces; and using a method of absurdity and displacement, he juxtaposed living human beings and animal specimens. Together, the two enacted a series of scenes that were visually stunning yet oppressively silent in an eerie context, reminding the audience both a home and a cage while connecting the urban indoor space and the natural outdoor environment.

The exhibition showcased portraits of actors in their costume and make-up and five epic photographs staged and taken in the zoos. The photographs were all shot with 8×10 inch color films. Combined with surrealistic scenes and atmosphere, the exquisitely elaborate images in saturated colors guided the audience to explore every element in the artworks and look for clues for interpreting the mysterious images as the images connect or resonate with the audience’s personal life and experience. Through these photos, Chou also delineated their existence in a contemporary social and cultural environment, which they could not escape and gradually became numbed as a result.

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Installation view