李爽:如果云知道

LI SHUANG: If Only The Cloud Knows

2018.6.24 - 7.8 | 开幕 Opening : 6.24, 6-9pm

SLEEPCENTER | 9 Monroe St, New York

策展人 Curator | 秋韵 Qiu Yun & 乔非凡 Qiao Feifan

海报设计 Poster Designer: 邵年 Shao Nian

海报设计 Poster Designer: 邵年 Shao Nian

 

2015 年情人节,来自中国的青年艺术家李爽背着写有“和我结婚,拿中国国籍”(Marry Me for Chinese Citizenship)的巨大标牌,在雪中的纽约时代广场行走了 6 个小时。她随后将此“标语”印于帆布包上,使每位携带者参与传播,将这一声明扩散至世界各地。李爽以此诙谐而犀利的行为,发出了对移民制度和身份偏见的诘问,并开启了她的跨媒介艺术实验。

On the snowy Valentine’s Day in 2015, artist Li Shuang wandered around New York City’s Times Square for six hours, bearing a huge sign that read: “Marry Me For Chinese Citizenship”. She later printed the slogan on tote bags, with which every carrier becomes a disseminator, propagating the statement to far corners of the world. Li’s playful yet incisive gesture questioned issues such as immigration system, identity, and discrimination. This interactive project marked the beginning of her cross-disciplinary and experimental artistic practice.

 

作为李爽在纽约的首次个展,“如果云知道”梳理并呈现了艺术家 2014 年至今创作的五件主要作品,其中包括:探讨数据记忆的多媒体互动网站《如果云知道》,以性别观察为线索的影像作品《T》,和发酵至今的社会介入项目《和我结婚,拿中国国籍》等。

Li Shuang’s first solo exhibition in New York "If Only The Cloud Knows" features the artist’s five major works created since 2014, including: If Only The Cloud Knows, a multi-media interactive piece which examines the relationship between digital data and private memory; T, a video work developed from gender-based observations; Marry Me For Chinese Citizenship, an on-going social intervention project that probes into the public sphere.

李爽, 《如果云知道》, 互动网站、数据信息 , 2018. ©李爽. Li Shuang,  If Only The Cloud Knows , interactive website, digital information, 2018. ©Li Shuang.

李爽, 《如果云知道》, 互动网站、数据信息 , 2018. ©李爽. Li Shuang, If Only The Cloud Knows, interactive website, digital information, 2018. ©Li Shuang.

李爽, 《葡萄柚2》, 文字于亚克力, 2015. ©李爽. Li Shuang, GЯΔPΣҒRUIT, text on acrylic. 2015. ©Li Shuang.

李爽, 《葡萄柚2》, 文字于亚克力, 2015. ©李爽. Li Shuang, GЯΔPΣҒRUIT, text on acrylic. 2015. ©Li Shuang.

在网络时代及全球化背景下,李爽的作品揭露了个人危机和群体困境之痛感,富有批判性与侵略性的同时,不乏率性的诗意。其敏锐观察和深入思考触及大众传媒、文化身份、性别研究、技术沿革等诸多社会课题。旅居于不同地域的经历,启发李爽以第一人称构筑了一系列多元却又普世的叙事,引发千禧一代的不安共鸣。

Emerged during the age of Internet and globalization, Li’s works revealed the unvoiced pain embedded in both personal crisis and collective dilemma. Her practice, while being critical and provocative, also embodies a sense of poetic spontaneity. Through active observation and scholarly analysis, Li investigates diverse social subjects such as technical innovation, mass media, cultural identity, and gender studies. As she relocates frequently around the globe, Li is able to form a series of multi-perspective yet universal narrative that speaks to the shared anxieties of the Millennial generation.

 

此次展览本身,也是一个公共实验现场——观众将进入艺术家的私人网络数据库,获得任意篡改、永久消除其记忆的权利。我们或许将由此体悟到何为“云端”、为何“互联”。

The exhibition is in itself a site of public experiment as well: visitors are allowed to access the artist’s private database, and are given the freedom to alter or delete anything. Through this immediate participation, we seek to interpret the gravity born by the “cloud”.


作品《如果云知道》的网站 commandx.net 将与展览同时于线上开放,访问即可阅览并参与互动。

The website of If Only The Cloud Knowscommandx.net , will be opened online while the exhibition is on view, please visit the website to explore and participate.

网站开放时间 website opening period: 2018.6.24 6PM - 7.09 12AM (EST)


 
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