愛的樣子 Images of Love

地點: 新竹市美術館 時間: 2018.2.09(五)-4.29(日) 09:00-17:00(週一休館)
策展人 Curator/張馨之 CHANG Hsin Chih
埃里希•弗羅姆(Erich Fromm,1900-1980)曾言「愛」是天性,每個人都需要給予愛和接受愛。惟有通過彼此的愛和諒解,人類才能緊緊結合在一起,愛是一種藝術、一種能力,需要去學習,才能愛得恰當。

愛與藝術的本質其實並無二樣,二者皆能通過自律、專注、耐心,察覺到其對於己身的重要性。然而,我們時常談論愛,卻不容易參與藝術。若言「愛」與「藝術」同為人性之本能,是否有一時片刻能將兩者等式而觀-----「愛 = 藝術」或「藝術 = 愛」?





過往此時向來是充滿愛的時節,由東西方各式節慶交織而成的社會氛圍,是關乎家庭、情人、親子之間的相生與共。本次展覽試圖以愛為題,探討人們如何愛? 如何表達愛? 愛是甚麼樣子? 透過七位藝術創作者將無形的愛賦予視覺、空間及體感的可能,以藝術體現愛的真義,讓愛如藝術般源遠流長。
As Erich Fromm (1900-1980) said '' Love is the natural instinct, and everyone should give it and receive it.'' As a result, love, which is an art and ability, could be appropriate while we learn it by understanding each other.

There is no difference between love and art. The importance could be awarded through self-discipline, concentration and patience. Although we constantly discuss love, we barely participate in art. Therefore, shall we consider that '' love is equal to art '' if we believe the '' love '' and ''art'' are both human instincts.

In the life of art of Jun T. Lai, she always believes through the freeness and pureness of art could it be as eternal as love in human, nature, and universe. The artwork ''Endless Love'' in the form of flowing transparent crystal represents the gathering of people's hearts and mortal beings. The artist, Pei Chen Yang, based on his pure faith of reproduction, explores emotion and memory with a Hyper-realistic wood sculpture. The artworks in this exhibition mainly represent three important females in his life-Mother, Wife and Daughter, which reflects the deep concern about his family.

Focusing on the concern and desire of life, the artist, Yi Lan Liu, regards creation and life as a process of self-practice because art can’t exist without human. She profiles love and hatred of human nature deeply through her viewpoint of art. The series of artwork ''Love him, but love yourself more'' by the artist Jui Hung Ni, depicts the real and unreal female image under the Internet era, serving as a way to explore self-identity, intimacy and love in a relationship. In the mean time, the artist also invites viewers to take a selfie wedding photo during the period of exhibition, allowing unmarried girls a wedding dream in a parody way.

The artist, Te Yu Wang, defining the close relationship between people and space through the interaction of viewers and her artwork ''NO.86-2'', made of plastic fabric filled with air, granting the perception of womb-like origin and love in life experience. The artist, Ching Chwang Ho, creates new poem and calligraphy about the feelings in daily life with her unique hand-writing font. Her artworks ''Everyday We Love, Everyday We Separate'' and ''Love Poem River'' are all extended from the theme of love. Meanwhile, she also wrote the love poem on the 5 meters wide wall in Hsinchu City Art Gallery specially.

The art work “Up Up (Holding Placars)” by the artist, Han Lee, shows the interpretation of love. We believe that there are many wonderful things waiting for us to “uplift”, he said. With the placards of “I” and “♥” designed for this exhibition, “Up UP” also represents a supporting attitude. Moreover, viewers are invited to write the love declaration on the message-board freely here, joining the rank of ''Up Up''.

In this lovely season, the atmosphere interweaved with the eastern and western festival is related to the companionship in family, lovers, and parent-child relationship. With the topic of Love, this exhibition attempts to discuss not only ''How to Love and Express Love'', but also ''The Images of Love''. Furthermore, the seven artists also convey the true meaning of eternal love through the visual, spatial and somatosensory possibility of invisible love.