卡塞尔: 记忆与重构 Kassel: Memory and Reconstruction


卡塞尔: 记忆与重构

卡塞尔是一座与中国有着千丝万缕联系又声名不显的德国城市。1955年在此创办的卡塞尔文献展不仅是当代艺术最重要的展览之一,同时也见证着德国文化与经济在战后的重新崛起。卡塞尔的艺术学院可能不是德国最著名的艺术学院,但却是一个时期内对中国艺术家最为友好的德国艺术院校。80年代以来的30多年中,众多中国艺术家在这里学习过艺术,并对日后中国当代艺术的发展产生过各种层面的影响,其中周春芽、缪晓春、邱黯雄等等都是中国当代艺术中耳熟能详的名字。
然而卡塞尔究竟是怎样的一座城市?是生命中一个全新的起点,还是伴随着阵痛与愁绪在离开后又不断去回忆的一个地方?它是否已不再是一个具体的地点,而是建立在向往、回忆与个人碎片化感知中的一个概念?在卡塞尔生活和学习近10年之后,我邀请一些参加过文献展的艺术家们和卡塞尔艺术学院我曾经的导师及同学们一起,以影像的方式和最为个人化的角度去重新展现和阐释这座城市。他们各自完全不同的生活与体验将搭建一个真实的和想象中的城市,也可能是一个我们从未见过和想过的卡塞尔。

策展人:唐晶

Kassel: Memory and Reconstruction

Kassel ia a German city which has an inextricably connection to China yet not signifcant enough to the Chinese. Founded in 1955, the Documenta Kassel has become one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in the world and meanwhile witnessed the post-war revival of German culture and economy. The Institute of Fine Arts Kassel may not be the most famous in Germany, but it is the most friendly one to Chinese artists within a certain period. Since the 1980s many Chinese artists have studied here and had an impact of various levels on the development of Chinese contemporary art, including some significant positions like ZHOU Chunya, MIAO Xiaochun, QIU Anxiong etc.
However, what kind of city is Kassel exactly? Is it a new starting point in life, or some place accompanied by pains and sadness after leaving with constantly memories? Should it become a concept upon dreams, memories and perception of personal fragmentation, which beyond a concrete place. After studing and living for nearly ten years in Kassel, I want to invite some artists, who have attended the Documenta, and some of my former professors and classmates in Kassel, and hope to review the city with photographs and videos in a most individual perspective. The completely different lifestyles and experiences of these artists will build a real and imaging world. That could be a Kassel which we have never seen or thought of.

Curated by Tang Jing

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