After Sunset | 在日落后发生

 

 

After Sunset | 在日落后发生

 

VENUE : Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris

DURATION:6th October to 17th November,2018

OPENING:6th October 

 

 

 

2017年4⽉,“在⽇落后发生...” 第⼀次在上海当代美术馆MOCA亭台亮灯之后,Xn OFFICE 收到邀请,在巴黎Galerie Liusa Wang再次策划 “在日落后发⽣生...”。 Galerie Liusa Wang位于圣日耳曼⼤道上,行⼈、⻋辆熙熙攘攘。

 

10⽉月正值巴黎白夜活动周,在⽇光渐少⿊夜渐⻓的交替季节,巴黎将组织⼀系列开至深夜的展览、⾳乐会、艺术表演,欢迎⼈们探索夜里的艺术巴黎。“在日落后发生...”也将被选为⽩夜活动的“必看项⽬” 之⼀。 展览将延续第⼀次”在⽇落后发生...”的原则,仅在⽇落时刻开灯,直到早晨关灯;展览不提供作品阐释、不贴展签;观看者不可进⼊展厅。

 

This is the second time we are organising the unique art project “After Sunset”. The first one opened on 25th April, 2017, at MoCA Pavilion Shanghai, a non-for-profit, 35 sqm, alternative art space locates at the city centre of Shanghai. The space, with large glass windows, was standing on a bustling street full of tourists, local residents and office workers all day long. Having seen how ordinary art exhibitions failed to receive attentions in such place, we decided to transform the whole room into one large, vibrant and intense light installation. 

 

More than 30 artists took part in the show, with illumination works in different types of materials. The exhibition was on from 6pm till 6 in the morning. Door remained closed in the duration. Varied colours, colour tones, degrees of brightnesses filled up the space, attracted people to stopped by, curiously looking into the exhibition and making their own discovering. It was an event of the city, a little “spectacle”, allowed unexpected and unconventional things taking place. 

 

This time we will present the project with the same concept and title, but different artworks in Galerie Liusa Wang, on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris. The exhibition will open from 6th October to 17th November, therefore it will become part of the Nuit Blanche Paris of this year. 

 

This project will follow the same rule as last time: 1. Exhibition is on from sunset till sunrise, just the opposite of the opening hours of art institutions. 2. Door remains close, audiences are allowed to watch from outside. 3. No name tag, no label, no curatorial text on the wall, no interpretation text provided.

 

We cordially invite you to participate into the project, with illumination works, with any materials (but nothing dangerous please), in any forms: painting with lights, neon works, installations with light and etc. Please take the space and electricity limitation into consideration (see floor plan below), and please make sure the work is designed for long-hour display. We place no judgement on your work, all kinds of works are welcomed. 

 

 

 

Link : After Sunset I 

 

 

 

 

CURATORIAL CONCEPT | 策展理念

 

 

灯光作品通常单独被安置在空旷的房间⾥,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量。这股力量量将吸引观看者,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。

 

 

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 would 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 condition, they are turning into one complete, vibrant light installation. This “multi-contributors” installation crosses beyond the normal understanding of exhibition. 

 

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

 

The reversed opening hour means the exhibition will have the chance to encounter 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 glass window. No labels will be attached to the works, no interpretation or text will be given. The exhibition requires visitors to enjoy it in their own ways.

 

 

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