After Sunset | 在日落后发生



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After Sunset | 在日落后发生

VENUE : Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris

DURATION:6th October to 17th November,2018

OPENING:6th October

CURATORIAL CONCEPT | 策展理念


This is the second time we have organised the unique art project 'After Sunset'. The first project was opened on 25 April 2017 at the MoCA Pavilion in Shanghai, a non-profit, 35 sqm alternative art space in the heart of Shanghai. The space, with large glass windows is located on a bustling street full of tourists, local residents and office workers all day long. After seeing how ordinary art exhibitions get no attention in a place like this, how ordinary art exhibitions failed to receive attention in such a 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 lasted from 6pm until 6am. The door remained closed in the duration. Varied colours, colour tones, degrees of brightness filled up the space, attracting people to stop by, curiously looking into the exhibition and making their own discoveries. It is an urban event, a small 'spectacle' that allows the unexpected and unconventional to happen.


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, and therefore it will become part of the Nuit Blanche Paris of this year.


This project will follow the same rules as last time: 1. The exhibition is on from sunset till sunrise, just the opposite of the opening hours of art institutions. 2. Door remains close so that the audiences can view them from outside.3. No nameplates, no labels, no curatorial text on the wall, and no interpretation text is provided.


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.

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...”。 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。

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。

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。


观众不可入内。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。

Link : After Sunset I Shanghai