策展人黄笃在3月7日发布会的发言

  2008年第三届南京三年展


 
一、主题

2008年,“第三届南京三年展”的主题“亚洲方位”不仅表示了方向与位置,而且反映了对亚洲共同体的想象,即都市幻想、社会批判、价值协商、日常关照、宗教与习俗、传统与现代、真实与虚拟。“亚洲方位”是从新的角度对多样的亚洲文化进行重新界定和解读。“亚洲方位”既是在全球化语境中不断探寻亚洲的新方位,又是在动态的亚洲方位中不断确立不同国家主体性的新坐标。中国与印度的崛起,推动了“亚洲方位”的移位。“亚洲方位”是针对亚洲现代化发展进程和亚洲当代艺术现状的思考和分析,反映了现代亚洲发展的潜力与活力,再现了亚洲各国艺术家的想象力与创造力。亚洲既是一个地理概念,在多元化的世界架构中又是一个地缘政治概念。在当代艺术领域,亚洲是一个复杂多元的空间。处于不同民族、传统、宗教、习俗与现代化的际遇中,亚洲当代艺术有着各自截然不同的发展轨迹。它蕴涵着身份与差异、传统与现代、排斥与包容、里与外相关的复杂性、丰富性与多样性。

基于这样的文化特征,“第三届南京三年展”首次以亚洲为对象和主题,试图在亚洲内部发现和建立超越民族国家政治结构的想象空间与对话平台。“第三届南京三年展”在亚洲方位的框架下通过挖掘各国艺术家的不同视点、想象力、创造性,直接切入以下几个层面的当代文化与美学命题:“日常与超验”“放大与过滤”“异位与迷乱”“虚拟与探针”。
因此,“第三届南京三年展”以这样的独特视角探索多样共存的亚洲当代艺术。如果说艺术是一种文化理想的形式,那么以艺术想象来解释和建构亚洲内部对话、协商和交流就格外具有现实意义。


二、语境

“南京三年展”的前身为“中国艺术三年展”,自2002年创办之始,关注、鼓励和推动了中国当代艺术的发展,策展团队坚持独立的判断与思考,准确把握中国当代艺术发展的新动向。2002年,艺术评论家彭德和李小山策划的“首届中国艺术三年展”(广州艺术博物馆),再现了中国当代艺术的创作动向。2005年,“第二届中国艺术三年展”(南京博物院)策展人邱志杰、左靖、朱彤,主题为《未来考古学》。主要选择了68年以后的年轻新锐艺术家,推出了多媒体和跨媒体的艺术实验。2008年,“第三届南京三年展”的国际化亚洲视点,导致“中国艺术三年展”更名为“南京三年展”。众所周知,南京在中国历史上曾是六朝古都,尤其在近现代史中,经历了政权更迭、战争灾难与文化发展。“第三届南京三年展”将仍以南京博物院(室内外约1万多平方米)为主要展览空间,把最具活力、动感与创造力的亚洲艺术汇聚一堂,邀请亚洲艺术家赴南京并深入都市生活,根据南京语境与展览空间进行当代艺术创作与展示。

本届“南京三年展”,将会在南京打造和建构亚洲当代艺术平台,将中国的当代艺术从南京出发,增进与亚洲以及世界当代艺术的对话与交流。“南京三年展”通过可持续性发展,一定会在“亚洲方位”中,确立 “南京三年展”的坐标,为国际当代艺术做出新贡献。


三、宣传、时间、地点和主办

“南京三年展”将与“上海双年展”、“广东三年展”形成多元互补的艺术格局,以不同视角向来自中国各地乃至世界各地的参观者提供了欣赏亚洲当代艺术的平台。

本届“南京三年展”宣传和推广步骤:

A. 分别在北京、东京举行新闻发布会。
B. 在国内外重要艺术杂志刊登宣传广告和评论。
C. 建立网站即时报导新的进展。
D. 组织国际策展人、评论家、学者参加讨论会。
E. 邀请媒体记者出席开幕式和相关活动。

开幕:2008年9月10日
展期:2008年9月10日-11月10日
主办:南京南视觉美术馆
地点:南京博物院(待定)

  2008 The 3rd Nanjing Triennial


 
1 The Theme

The 3rd Nanjing Triennial 2008, themed as Reflective Asia, not only means directions and positions literally, also reflects an imagination of Asia Community, that is, city fantasy, society criticism, value negotiation, daily attention, religions and customs, tradition and modernity, reality and fiction. Reflective Asia is a redefinition and reinterpretation to diversified Asian cultures from a brand-new respect. Reflective Asia not only continuously explores new positions of Asia within international language situation, also pinpoints the new coordinate of subjectivity from different countries in the dynamical Asia. The amazingly artistic progress of China and India pushes Asian Position forward. Reflective Asia is also a consideration and analysis about development process of Asian modernity and status quo of Asian contemporary art, reflecting the potentiality and vitality of Asian development, and representing imagination and innovation of Asian artists.  Asia is a geography conception, but in multiple world structure, also a conception of geopolitics.  In contemporary art field, Asia is a multiple space with complexity, involving different nations, traditions, religions, customs and modern opportunities. Contemporary art in Asian countries have their own developing trace apparently differing from each other. They embodied identity and difference, tradition and modernity, rejection and compatibility, complexity within or without Asia, richness and diversity.

The 3rd Nanjing Triennial firstly take Asia as the object and theme, trying to discover and establish an imaginary space and dialogue platform surpassing the political structure of nation states within Asia. Basing on this point, The 3rd Nanjing Triennial raised the following propositions of contemporary cultures and aesthetics through exploring different view points, imaginations and innovations of artists from different countries.

“Daily and Beyond experience”
“Amplification and Percolation”
“Heterotopias and Bewilderment”
“Fiction and Probe”

Accordingly, the 3rd Nanjing Triennia tries to explore Asian contemporary art which allows differences co-exist, from such a unique angle. If we say arts is an ideal form of culture, it will be of great significance that we try to explain and construct the dialogue, negotiation and exchange within Asia by means of art imagination.   


 
2    Linguistic Environments

The Triennial of Chinese Arts, which is changed to Nanjing Triennial, was founded in 2002, focusing, encouraging and promoting Chinese Contemporary Art. The curatorial team adhered to independent judgement and thinking, in order to precisely seize the new orientation of Chinese Contemporary Art. The 1st Triennial of Chinese Arts (Guangzhou Art Museum 2002) , organized by artistic critic Peng De and Li Xiaoshan, representing the creative trend of Chinese Contemporary Art. In 2005, the 2nd Triennial of Chinese Arts (Nanjing Museum 2005) organized by Qiu Zhijie, Zuo Jing and Zhu Tong, took the theme as Archaeology of The Future. We mainly choose young artists born after 1968, producing the multimedia and trans-media experimental art. In 2008, Triennial of Chinese Arts shifts its view point to the whole Asian art,  that is the reason why Triennial of Chinese Arts changed to Nanjing Triennial. As is known to all, Nanjing is an ancient city which had been capitals of six dynasties in Chinese history, which had undergone the frequent supersessions of regime, disastrous wars and cultural developments. Nanjing Museum will still be the main venue for this triennial, whose total area is about 10,000 square meters indoors and outdoors. It surely can bring visitors the most energetic, dynamic and innovative Asia arts. We will invite Asian artists to Nanjing so that they can experience daily life in this city, and then commence their artwork production and presentation according to the linguistic environment and exhibition space in Nanjing.

This Nanjing Triennial will establish a platform for Asian Contemporary Art, setting Nanjing as the starting line of Chinese Contemporary Art to promote the dialogues and communications on Contemporary Art of Asia or even the whole world. Nanjing Triennial certainly can find its own position within Asia and make a contribution to International Contemporary Art through its sustainable effort and development.


 
3 Propagation/Time/Venue/Sponsor

Nanjing Triennial, Shanghai Biennial and Guangdong Triennial will form a multiple and complementary pattern of contemporary art, providing visitors home and abroad a platform to appreciate Asian Contemporary Art from different angles.

Propagation of the third Nanjing Triennial:

A. Hold Press Conference respectively in Beijing and Tokyo
B. Advertising on art magazines home and abroad
C. Establish a website reporting new progress timely
D. Organize international curators, critics and scholars to attend symposium
E. Invite media to opening ceremony and relative activities

Opening:  9th September 2008
Date: 10th September – 10th November 2008
Organizer and Sponsor: The City of Nanjing, RCM Museum of Modern Art
Venue: Nanjing Museum
Chief Curator: Huang Du
Curator: Fumihiko Sumitomo、Kang Jae Young、Li Zhenhua