在日落后发生...| All Happens After Sunset...














策展理理念 | CONCEPT


Exhibiting light art often means unifying illumination technology with the architectural space, exploring the boundary of tangible and intangible. We always find Dan Flavin or James Turrell’s works rendered the whole exhibition room into their room with impressive light. Audiences walk into the museum, knowing what they are looking at is art - even if it’s just light- they expected to be entertained or enlightened.


What if the artistic and conceptual context of the light works is erased? What does it look like if all light works are gathered in one space, interfering and interacting with each other? The various illumination materials, colour tones, and brightnesses might overshadow or light up each other. But in such a condition, they are turning into one complete, vibrant light installation, creating an unprecedented resonant force. This force would engage the viewers in, stimulate a sense of numbness and boredom and drive people to understand the uniqueness of each piece. This “multi-contributors” installation crosses beyond the normal understanding of ‘exhibition’.


The light will be turned on from sunset, open until sunrise. During the daytime, it will look like a warehouse — objects, devices and wires all cluttered up in the room. Conversely, it will turn into a wonderful place at night, shinning on the street side.


The reversed opening hour means the exhibition will have the chance to encounter an unexpected audience group. Art lovers might come to visit as soon as the light is on, tourists might pass by without fully knowing what this is, people sitting in cars waiting for green lights will take a glance of it, noticing something unusual is out there; maybe, late at night (or early in the morning) drunkards will sit in the light, enjoy a bottle of beer with the view. It could be a popular place for selfies, can also be an easy-to-find meeting point. Shaking off all kinds of labels such as “art”, “artwork made for art space”, “public art”, the exhibition is an undefinable event open to all possibilities.

Visitors are not allowed to enter the space. People can acquire the panorama of the whole show simply through the glass window. No labels will be attached to the works, no interpretation or text will be allowing it to become an autonomous presence. The exhibition requires visitors to enjoy it in their own ways.

灯光作品通常单独被安置在空旷的房间⾥里里,与周围被照亮的空间共同构成具有体验价值的 装置。在美术馆观看灯光作品的观众,往往带着对艺术的期待,试图解读作品的意义,或者享受娱乐性的体验。

试问,当灯光作品离开美术馆语境,剥离纯艺术的标签之后,它是否变得更更加多样?当几十件灯光装置聚集在一个空间同时发光,会是怎样的景象?

不同的光源、色温、亮度、材质,将在空间内构成一幅立体的图像。互为消解,互为语境的同时,几十件装置将组成一件完整的作品,形成前所未有的共振力量。这股力量将吸引观看者,刺激普遍的麻木和无聊感,驱使人们去阅读每件作品独特的品质。

源于这样的期望,我们希望邀请有灯光作品的艺术家参加展览。展览将仅在日落时刻开启 所有灯光,从喧嚣的傍晚、深夜直至黎明时分落幕。周而复始。我们期望上海街头夜晚将出现一个光明、丰富的异景,路过的人从落地玻璃窗望进去就可以看见所有的细节;白天作品回到材质原初的样貌,紊乱但有序的陈列在展厅中。

展览将不设明作品标题,不提供阐释,任其成为自由自主的存在。

观众不可入内。这不是一场互动娱乐的游戏,但它可以是游人自拍的华丽背景,成为朋友圈传播最广的图片,可以是聚会碰头的地标,可以是歇脚或者喝一瓶啤酒的地方....它可能不是纯粹的艺术展,但具有无限的可能性。

现场记录 | Installation View