Migrant VII: 从绘画到数字 From Painting to Digital

从绘画到数字艺术

   在科技以史无前例的发展速度带领人类从“数字革命”进入社交媒体的大传播时代同时,地域文化、民族文化以及个人痕迹的创作方式被科技和趋同的材料、媒介所取代了。虽然数字技术的大部分理论基础与当代艺术以及其前身的各种思潮的演变环环相扣,但这种趋同很大程度是由于我们是忽然被万维网连成了一个整体。

    在此次候鸟空间的展览中我们希望在柏林呈现冯晨、黄思颖、廖文峰、施政,这四位中国年轻艺术家作品,他们对所处时代的文化和技术发展做出了反应,这些反应并不仅仅是对时代发展肤浅片面的理解,而是根植于他们自身的生活及由此对艺术的深度介入。

   绘画曾经是艺术家接触艺术教育和艺术话语的源头,但作为新一代从画面向视频、声音艺术等这一类包含多种媒体形式的艺术类别的转换和拓展是他们研究的新方向,“新”展现了这种艺术形式的瞬息万变,但它的“新”到底体现在哪些方面?数字艺术作品传达的想法和概念也许一个世纪前就出现过,其中有些概念已被归在所谓“传统艺术”的范畴内。

数字艺术这一术语目前能指代的艺术形式已涵盖了很多种审美体系的艺术作品和实践,它们在审美语言上的特性值得关注和讨论。当下的艺术作品的表达已深深地被数码科技影响和塑造,并自由穿梭于不同媒体形式的边界里。实际上,数字艺术的“新”体现于数字技术目前已发展到一个能提供几乎所有艺术创造和体验的可能性的水平。我们充满好奇地期待并关注这几位年轻中国艺术家带给柏林观众的启发。


From Painting to Digital Art

 

Migrant Birds Art Space is pleased to present the work of four young emerging Chinese artists in Berlin. Feng Chen, Huang Siying, Liao Wenfeng and Shi Zheng's works all react to the consequences of current technological developments. These reactions are rooted in their own life experience, turning their artworks into direct interventions.

 

As the Digital Revolution leads us into the age of Social Media, regional and individual cultures of knowledge become replaced by new technologies. At the same time, individual techniques of representation are heavily influenced by the rise of the internet: On the one hand, once unattainable material and media become easily accessible worldwide – on the other hand, this informs a trend towards uniformity.

 

Although this trend appears to be new, many of the theoretical foundations of digital technologies are actually closely intertwined with the historical development of Contemporary Art – so much so that some of the resulting techniques might already seem "traditional" today.

 

If Painting once marked the entrance into art academies and art discourse, a new generation of artists has moved from the painted picture to Video Art, Sound Art and other multimedia art forms. Their works deeply reflect the influence of digital technologies, often freely oscillating between different media and experimenting with the new possibilities Digital Art offers. We are excited to find out which insights and inspirations the following young Chinese artists will bring to the Berlin audience.