The Poem of Postmodern Narrative

2021.09.26 17:00-19:00

-Water Knows the Answers Exhibition Seminar-

The Poem of Postmodern Narrative
Discussed topics

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Urban history and grand narrative;
Complex geographic plot and identity;
Painting symbols and poetic imagination;
Curatorial Strategies in Postmodern Narratives

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The Poem of Postmodern NarrativePG

Host

Chuanzi Kate Huang

Artists

Liu Yuxuan, Liang Junru, Zhang Jinhao

Academic host

He Hongzhou

 (Dean, School of Painting of China Academy of Art)

Seminar counselor

Lai Yuan 

(Professor, Department of Oil Painting of China Academy of Art)

Guest

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Wu Dayong 

(Associated dean,  School of Painting of China Academy of Art)

Feng Zhiguo

( Chair, Department of Oil Painting of China Academy of Art) 

Ren Zhizhong

 ( Chair of 2nd studio, Department of Oil Painting of China Academy of Art) 

Sun Jinggang, Wang Yutian, Xu Bacheng, Shi Yiran

(Professor of Department of Oil Painting of China Academy of Art) 

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He Hongzhou

"This exhibition has been curated with great care and has done a very good job in every aspect, including thematic research and publicity throughout the exhibition period. We can see that Huang Chuanzi has the attitude of a professional curator. I think The exhibition is, first of all, a demonstration of creative methods. Each of the three young artists looks for different themes from their own perspectives on a common theme, and each of them explores the things in their own creations. On the other hand, when the exhibition chooses Dalian as the At the time of the theme, I will talk about the urban situation of Dalian in China in the past 100 years. There are many foreign and Chinese cultures in Dalian, and for Dalian, what can be left behind is a pleasant historical memory or a humiliating historical memory From this perspective, one of the focus of the three artists is their thinking on personal experience and personal experience in a large historical environment, at least their thinking about history and society. In this exhibition, they show The beauty of architecture is not simply the beauty of the West. Everyone chooses different points. There is a little nostalgia in it. I think it is a method of sorting out, which has a good effect on the growth of the artist. meaning."


Lai Yuan

"More than a year ago, they thought they wanted to do an exhibition with a few paintings and an overall planning idea. In fact, I think this exhibition is a good job for the three of them or other classmates and friends. Method: Start with a very shallow contact with a subject, and then gradually deepen it, and dig and deepen the theme in the process of communication with the curators. During this process, they can sum up a work experience, which can be more effective to promote It can be seen in the exhibition works that the three people are not only drawn from a landscape theme, but also from the historical changes of Dalian, or their generation's understanding of Dalian's history, and ultimately Returning to the picture. I think in the future, I can explore more from the perspective of painting language.”

 

Sun Jinggang

"The works in this exhibition are not bad. But I would like to mention that the discussion about the hometown can actually be more diversified, maybe it is a person, maybe a tree in Dalian, a tree in Hangzhou, maybe they can be better than those bungalows. , even more lingering. I think when the curator gives a proposition, are there different angles, such as different trees, even if the angle changes, it can make us forget the painter you emulate. Every generation does In each generation, we grew up eating tofu, and it is impossible for us to pretend to drink milk. Art must fall into the connection between people and art itself. Painting is not only a craft, but also a means of supporting a family. Yes. I think as a post-90s generation, what we need to think about in the face of an era of media film and television is what we should choose.”

Wang Yutian

"Western oil painting is heavy. We hope that the post-90s generation will have something different from tradition in the future. I saw Lopez's video in the circle of friends and was very moved. He was painting there. He is in his 80s. To learn this spirit. The creation in the academy has a direction, maybe it can reach a high level in a short period of time, but how about a long time? This is indeed something that needs to be thought about. Because once you return to the tradition, you are very easy to be like, you The more traditional, the more you resemble.”

 

 

Ren Zhizhong

"First of all, my intuitive feeling about the exhibition is that it is very successful and neat. Both the works and the on-site effects are very good. There are many similarities in the works, but there are still great differences. Liang Junru cuts the environment in the picture. In other respects, it shows the scars of the city; Zhang Jinhao's paintings are like the tombstones of the city, with a feeling of sadness; Liu Yuxuan's tireless pursuit of the structure of the picture and abstract lines emphasizes the meridians of the city. All three have different pursuits, which is also very touching to the teaching method of our college. What is the "overflow meaning" of realistic painting? It is not enough for us to discuss whether a painting can have an overflowing part. I think we have to think about this aspect. When I think about it, it is not enough for a contemporary artist to just paint a picture well.”

Wu Dayong

"Our current information is that there are only a few top international painters. We will all be like them, and we will all imitate them. Whether this imitation is sustainable or not depends on our abilities and feelings. When I was studying in Beijing, I have heard the saying "No matter how busy you are, when you wash an apple carefully and eat every bite carefully, then this is aesthetics. "It can be seen that the three young artists have a common pursuit of quality in every detail and centimeter of the picture. I think there can be more attempts, and they are more inclined to a kind of first impression of feeling. In the face of outstanding artists When we are an artist, how do we learn, how do we choose, how do we match things, this is what we have been thinking about.”

 

 

Feng Zhiguo

"The exhibition is indeed a quality exhibition. My feeling is that both curators and young artists are trying to find a good way to express their hometown. This is an interesting and difficult subject. , but when it's called an artistic expression, when it's combined with historical significance, frankly, it's hard. Now the nostalgia has changed because the traffic has gotten better, and tonight if you want You can go to Dalian. It is very interesting to use art to express this topic. Modern people are faced with many problems. In a century, dialects may go to museums, and language preserves rich human memory and language memory. Nostalgia is in the Changeable, in different life stages in the future, you can think about the connection between yourself and the city and update your feelings through creation, like Adriani and Lopez. I am very much in favor of such a creative method, which is not the same as our big subject.”

Shi Yiran

"Some young people will stick to a very traditional painting language. This is a very special phenomenon of the post-90s generation. The post-7080s will follow some contemporary paintings, but the post-90s have returned to tradition. Today, information is flattened in a mobile phone, Now art is the latest virtual and digital work, and the plight of today's young people is excess and choice. As for a painting's presentation of geology, my own creation also revolves around a specific place to make a narrative, these three The reason why an artist feels like it may be a unified material, because different disciplines can do this thing, artists will borrow a lot of other industries for regional research to carry out their own creations, and now the biennale is already a variety of projects, whether it is historical materials The simple presentation or other things, there is still an artistic concept. Whether it is geology, psychology, various interdisciplinary works. We must also admit that these works are a kind of reflection on interdisciplinary. There should be some other way of switching. I guess the three must have something they insist on, as well as their thinking about switching.”

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