2021大臺北當代藝術雙年展系列|複調神話 Polyphony Myth

展覽時間:2021.10.29(五)- 2021.12.30(四)

開放時間:星期二至星期日11:00 - 17:00,週一休館

開幕:2021.11.05(五)

地點:臺藝大藝術聚落、九單藝術實踐空間

複調神話 導論

 

神話描繪出人類面對自然的感知,透過不同形象產生獨特的世界觀,這些形象的創造也是最原始的造形活動;神話也開啟真實世界的另一層想像,進而幫助人們理解未知,然而神話如何複調?複調的神話如何擴展藝術的創造力?

 

「複調」(polyphony)一詞原來意指音樂領域中的「多聲部」,由俄國語言哲學家維奇·巴赫汀(Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin, 1895-1975)轉譯使用後,成為一種文學修辭,用來評論多條敘述線的小說體裁,抗衡單一性的書寫。在巴赫汀的論述中,如此會引發所謂的「眾聲喧嘩」(heteroglossia),意指相異的觀點聚集在一起,最後形成一個眾多發聲的「嘉年華」(carnival)。2021 年大臺北當代藝術展覽便帶著藝術嘉年華的氛圍,以《複調神話》(Polyphony Myth)為主題,邀請眾人對話,消弭喃喃自語或「單調」的神話,展開一個多元觀點的藝術平臺。

 

當代藝術展覽也反映了「複調」的特色,透過策展規劃、文字書寫與展場設計,將不同創作的特質、概念、脈絡與意義,以及與在地交織的紋理聚集於一場藝術節慶中。《複調神話》的展出空間座落於九單藝術實踐空間以及臺藝大藝術聚落,這是一處位於巷弄之間的建築群,兼具藝術大學、家屋以及展場的複合式空間,該場域的開放性也廣納了藝術表述的自由,來實踐平等的對話。在《複調神話》的命題下,本次展覽梳理了四項子題,這些子題不僅帶有「複調」詞源的音樂性,也承載了複調的意義,邀請藝術家們便透過創作計畫與作品展呈回應這些子題的概念。

 

- 異質混音

若探究「眾聲喧嘩」(heteroglossia)的字源,意思為相異觀點的對話,交織出最理想的旋律,體現了當代藝術創作的混種特性;透過與其他領域觀點的交流,猶如音樂中的混音,同時又可在其中聽見個別的旋律,「異質混音」提供一種「跨域」的新思考。

- 變奏

藝術創作可依照特定的神話再次詮釋,並加入創作者的觀點加以改編,因此,「改編後的神話」以及「原來的文本參照」,二者將行成「他人語言中存有他人語言」的雙聲表述(double-voiced discourse)。

- 日常性

嘉年華(carnival)的歡愉氛圍,使眾人得以在日常的氛圍中相聚,並在世俗的輕鬆狀態中交流,當日常的諸元素成為創作的素材與對象,單一敘事且絕對權威的神話便落下神壇,使日常皆可能為神話。

- 失神

許多藝術創作試圖揭開神話背後的意義,使神話失去不可質疑的神聖性,藝術家們也在解構神話的結構之後,創造屬於創作者的當代神話。

 

《複調神話》有另外兩項並行的專題,並邀請不同領域的藝術創作者,與造形藝術家們共同編織藝術盛會的複調旋律,專題一為藝術家工作室:工作室的思考氛圍與創作痕跡,成為藝術家最迷人的部分,藝術品也是在工作室中隨著時間慢慢成型。藝術家工作室承載著藝術家創作生涯的神話,體現藝術展呈中的無形文化。

 

專題二為電影筆記,援用法國電影雜誌《電影筆記》(Cahiers du cinéma),1951 年由安德烈·巴贊(André Bazin, 1918-1958)等人創辦,在其中孕育出法國電影「新浪潮」(La Nouvelle Vague),尚盧·高達(Jean-Luc Godard)為其中一位極重要的傳奇導演,他透過書寫與影像,鋪陳出著名的「作者論」。此次展覽特別放映高達2010 年的作品《電影社會主義》(Film Socialisme),探討影像背後的作者話語。

 

所有受邀的藝術家們各自為雙年展帶來一則則神話,體現創作者對世界的感知,複調神話此題旨揭示著這場藝術盛會依附著世界,混雜著綺麗的想像,擺盪於正規性與離經叛道之間。

 

 

 

Polyphony Myth Introduction

 

Mythology reflects humans' perceptions towards nature, delivering unique world views through the images human create. These images are part of the most primitive plastic art of the world. Meanwhile, mythology also opens up a fantasy world which leads people to the unknowns. But what is there that creates polyphonic mythology? How does polyphonic mythology inspire works of art?

 

"Polyphony" is a term used in musicology to suggest "multiple melodic lines". It was translated into a rhetoric device after Russian linguist Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895-1975) borrowed it to critique fictions with multiple narratives and contended against single-perspective literary works. In Bakhtin's theory,

polyphonic works would create "heteroglossia", which means the convergence of multiple voices, and lead to a "carnival" with diverse viewpoints. Polyphony Myth, the Contemporary Art Exhibitions of Greater Taipei 2021, is coloured with such carnival vibe, and it invites people to come and have conversation with one another, while abandoning naggings or "monotonous" mythology for setting up an art platform with diverse perspectives.

 

Contemporary art exhibitions usually reflect the nature of "polyphony". Through the curatorial practice, writings, and exhibition design, curators present viewers a carnival with works of different qualities, concepts, contexts, and meanings, while blending in a touch of local vibes to the exhibition. takes place at 9 Art Space and NTUA Art Village, which consists of a group of compound buildings serving as the campus of an art university, as household buildings, and as exhibition venues. The inclusiveness of these spaces  showcases the freedom for art expression and helps to bring in equal conversation. Also, Polyphony Myth looks into four subissues, and they are all coloured with the original meanings derived from music and carrying the meanings of polyphony. Participating artists then responded to these sub-issues through their art projects and presentation of works.

 

Heterogeneous Hybrid:

First, let's dissect the word "Heteroglossia". The prefix hetero- means different, while the suffix -glossia means tongues, so the term "heteroglossia" means the presence of different viewpoints. "Heterogeneous Hybrid" could produce the best melody that demonstrates the hybrid nature of contemporary art. Getting views from people of different expertise is just like mixing music - while the final product mixes different tracks of music together, each track is recognizable enough in the musical piece. Following such idea, "Heterogeneous Hybrid" will offer viewers a new train of thoughts about "interdisciplinary practices".

Variation:

Mythological stories could be adapted and reinterpreted by art once creators add in their unique points of views. Therefore, "adapted mythology" and the "original texts" would form a double-voiced discourse like "others' languages that exist in other languages".

The Quotidian:

The carnival-like, pleasing vibe brings people together to quotidian occasions where people could exchange ideas in an earthly and easy- going way. When quotidian elements become the materials and subject matters of art, single narrative with absolute authority no longer applies - because everything can be a part of the mythology in this sense.

Disenchantment:

After the underlying meanings behind mythology are unveiled in artworks, the sacred status of mythological stories is shaken, and artists become the ones to create modern mythologies of their own.

 

There are two major projects in Polyphony Myth. Artists of different expertise were invited to work with sculptors to create polyphonic pieces of work in these projects.

 

The Atelier:

In Project One, the Atelier, we can identify the philosophy and artmaking processes of artists – the most charming parts of them – and atelier also witnessed the formation of artworks. Ateliers accommodate the mythology of art creation, demonstrating the invisible culture of the presentation of art.

Notebooks on Cinema:

Project Two, is inspired by Cahiers du cinema, a French film magazine cofounded by André Bazin in 1951. The magazine helps to nurture the French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) and many legendary film directors. Among them, Jean-Luc Godard created the renowned auteur theory through writings and filmmaking, so we will screen Film Socialisme (2010) during the exhibition to explore the authorship behind the visual images.

 

The participating artists bring their own mythologies to the biennial and demonstrate their perceptions of the world. The title Polyphony Mythology speaks of the status of this art carnival – Attaching to the world, it blends in magnificent fantasy and swings between normality and insanity.

 

 

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▍合作單位 ▍

The House Foundation for the Arts
WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL 
工業技術研究院
無垢舞蹈劇場
明基材料 
ART PRESS
非池中藝術網-帝圖科技文化股份有限公司
典藏ARTouch
The News Lens 關鍵評論網
博物之島
台北國際藝術博覽會

 

 

 


藝術家

Lukas Hemleb 盧卡斯‧漢柏

Meredith Monk 梅芮迪斯・蒙克

沈昭良 Shen Chao-Liang

拉飛・邵馬 Lafin・Sawmah

許進源 Hsu Ching-Yuan

許辰宇 Hsu Chen-Yu

蔡影澂 Tsai Ying-Cheng

黃榮智 Huang Jung-Chih

謝春德 Hsieh Chun-Te

許家維  Hsu Chia-Wei

李俊逸 Lee Chun-I

許德彰 Hui Tak-Cheung

邱承宏 Chiu Chen-Hung

 

無垢舞蹈劇場 Legend Lin Dance Theatre:

林麗珍 Lin Lee-Chen

陳念舟 Chen Nien-Chou

 

混・地方 Hun・Places:

尹洙竫 Yoon Soojung

李立中 Lee Li-Chung

吳尚霖 Wu Shang-lin

邱國峻 Chiu Kuo-Chun

 

介力屋 Leverage Studio:

林亞岑 Lin Ya-Cen

洪志霖 Hung Chih-Lin

陳彥成 Chen Yen-Cheng

陳琮皓 Chen Cong-Hao

鄧全翔 Teng Chuan-Hsiang

 

電影放映:

Jean-Luc Godard 尚盧·高達

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策展人

本計劃由臺藝大校長陳志誠擔任活動總策劃

本館羅景中館長擔任計畫主持人

典藏研究組組長陳彥伶、行政專員莊哲瑋擔任展覽執行

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