Nothing is Impossible

一切皆有可能

艺术家施勇在要空间的对角点设置了一堵墙

2018.11.04 - 2018.12.06

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要空间将于11月4日推出

施勇个展《一切皆有可能》


Yell Space presents

Shi Yong’s solo exhibition

Nothing is Impossible on 04/11


此次艺术家施勇在要空间的展览充满了強制性和干扰性:在展厅的两个空间的对角点,艺术家设置了一堵高度约50cm的墙,这面墙将空间整体切割为两个物理空间。对此艺术家解释道“从A点到B点,划一条线,砌一堵墙是一件再平常不过的事。然而,当它被置于某一个维度与语境时,它却使我们焦虑不安了:因为突然发觉一切都变得不再确定…”。

Shi Yong fills Yell Space with compulsion and disturbance: at the two diagonal corners of the exhibition space, the artist sets up a wall 50 cm in height, and divides the room into two physical spaces. The artist explains that “drawing a line from point A to point B and building a wall along that line is a very common practice. Yet, when it is placed within a particular dimension and context, it makes us anxious: because nothing feels certain anymore...”


施勇是一位在90年代初就活跃在当代艺术领域的先锋艺术家,他在面对要空间这样一个实验性非盈利艺术空间时,以设置一堵墙的方式向外界宣布:“一切皆有可能”。

Shi Yong has been a pioneering artist inthe Chinese contemporary art scene since the early 1990s. As he faces an experimental and non-profit art space, he constructs a wall to announce to the outside world: “nothing is impossible”.





关于艺术家

施勇是中国较早从事装置与影像媒介的艺术家之一。自1993年起,施勇的作品就在国内外被广泛展出。他创作媒介包括装置,行为,摄影及录像。施勇的早期创作致力于揭示现实的暧昧性以及系统内部的张力,九十年代末开始集中讨论中国改革开放神话下的当代上海的转型概念,继而引向更宏观的全球化、消费文化等层面。2015年个展“让所有的可能都在内部以美好的形式解决”,既是之前创作的延续,又传达了其未来意图在表面“抽象”之下展开对于“控制”的反思与实践。



About the Artist

Shi Yong is one of the earliest contemporary Chinese artists who started working with installation and video media. Since 1993, his works have been widely exhibited both in China and abroad. His artworks cover a wide range of mediums including performance,video, and installation. Shi Yong’s earliest artistic practices focused on revealing the subtlety of our reality and the inherent tension of the "system". Since the end of the 1990s, Shi began focusing on the idea of Shanghai’s transformations under the Chinese economic reform, which contributed to a discussion of globalization and consumerism. Shi Yong’s 2015 solo exhibition Let All Potential Be Internally Resolved Using Beautiful Form continues his artistic practice, disclosing his intention to expand the reflection and practice of “control” under the seemingly “abstract” future.