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【空城計:陳榮輝個展】

  • 展期

    日期:2020-03-21 ~ 2020-06-20

  • 地點

    新竹市東南街 53 巷 47-1 號

  • 絕版影像館很榮幸以陳榮輝的個展《空城計》迎接 2020 年。該系列曾獲得第十屆三影堂ALPA 獎,並在《英國攝影雜誌》、《紐約時報》、《金融時報》等多個著名平台上被報導。本系列的第一本正式出版物也將由獨立出版社假雜誌出版,此次展覽藝廊將提前展出尚未上市的樣書。此外《空城計》於 2019 年的 PhotoLondon 首次亮相於西方藝術界受到高度好評和關注。我們也很高興再此宣布本次展覽作品將同時在 4 月的紐約 ParisPhoto NYC 和 5 月PhotoLondon 一併擴大展出!

    「中國東北地區與俄羅斯和朝鮮接壤,曾是整個國度最富裕的區域。在前蘇聯的幫助下,本區發展了重工業並維持了多年的繁榮。這片土地代表了中國共產黨的根基和威權主義。但至今它成為中國經濟衰退最嚴重的區域,城市正在萎縮,人口迅速驟降。」 ---陳榮輝

    《空城計》創作於 2016 年至 2019 年之間,它不僅通過紀實攝影的方式深入探究中國年輕人的潛在社會問題,同時揭開了當今社群媒體的力量以及中國年輕一代新的溝通模式。每件圖像都是一個小人物或是中國東北地區當前困境與故事。藝術家以簡潔的標題為輔,強制觀眾仰賴作品本身圖像來揭露東北地區當前狀況與背景。在-30℃的極端氣候環境下,偶遇被攝者幾乎是不可能的,因此他的作品強烈依賴“快手”這個應用程式,在該應用中他與被攝對象建立了獨特的聯繫與關係。藝術家積極地在網上尋找不同的人物與他們展開對話,並了解他們的人生艱辛和對未來的想法。

    本系列以 8 x 10 大畫幅相機拍攝深具有可塑性,作品需長時間的掃描與輸出,這與他歷經長達三年的拍攝意境上相吻合,是一段漫長的路。相較於各大媒體著重關注且報導中國經濟蓬勃發展相比,《空城計》展現失落“中國夢”的一面,一個幾乎未被世人看見的層面。

    「這使我意識到,我不僅在荒蕪的東北土地上拍攝迷失的“中國夢”,而是拍攝了年輕人(作為個人)在當今中國的集體主義下面臨的不確定性。」 ---陳榮輝

    關於陳榮輝(b.1989)
    目前在耶魯大學攻讀攝影碩士學位,是一名中國攝影師和善於說故事的人,常駐於上海和紐哈芬兩地。他的作品主要關注中國的城市化,探討個體經驗與城市化、工業化中的關係。已經出版了同名圖錄《陳榮輝》,屬於中國當代攝影師合集中的一本。同時陳榮輝曾獲得世界新聞攝影大賽,三影堂 ALPA 獎,侯登科紀實攝影獎等眾多國內外知名攝影獎項。並曾在 Les Rencontres d'Arles,OCAT,ICP 博物館,Format 藝術節,Photoville 等展覽中展出。


    UP Gallery is proud to begin the 2020 year with Chen Ronghui’s solo exhibition: Freezing Land. This series that won the 10th Three Shadows Photography Award & ALPA prize has been featured in various platforms such as The British Journal of Photography, The New York Times and FT Magazine just to name a few. A monologue of this series will also be published by Jiazzhi which we will be showing the very first dummy at the gallery space accompanying the exhibition. Freezing Lands made its debut in 2019 PhotoLondon to the western art world and was highly received and praised. We are also pleased to be announcing to align with his solo at the gallery space the series will be presented simultaneously in ParisPhoto NYC in April and PhotoLondon in May.

    “The northeast was the wealthiest area in China, bordering Russia and North Korea. With the help of Former Soviet Union, it developed heavy industries and stayed prosperous for years. This land represented China’s communist roots and authoritarianism. But now, it has become the most recessionary land in China, with shrinking cities and declining population.”---Chen Ronghui

    Freezing Lands created in between 2016~2019, delves into the underlying social issues in China’s young individuals with methods not only documentary in nature but also demonstrating the power of social media and the communication modes of the younger generation in China. Each image is a storyline of an individual or an event related to the current dilemmas of the northeast region of china. With concise captioning, Chen relies on his works to illustrate the backdrop of the current conditions of the region. Under extreme climate environments of -30 ℃, encountering subjects by chance are deemed impossible. Hence, his works builds strongly around the usage of the app “Kuaishou” where he creates a peculiar bond with the subjects. Chen actively seeks his subjects online, initiating conversations with them and understanding their life struggles and mindset toward their futures.

    Shot with 8 x 10 large format camera, the series gives off a plasticity quality. Requiring time to develop, which aligns with his three year quest on exposing the stories in the northeast region of China. Comparing with the strong emphasis in the major media outlets of the boom of China’s economy and progression, Freezing Land reveals a side of the lost” Chinese Dream” that is almost unknown to the world.

    “This made me realize that I’m not just photographing the lost “Chinese Dream” on this freezing northeastern land, but also the uncertainty we young people, as individuals, are facing under today’s collectivism in China.”--- Chen Ronghui

    About
    Chen Ronghui b.1989
    Currently pursuing a photography MFA degree at Yale University, Chen is a Chinese photographer and storyteller based in Shanghai and New haven. His work focuses on China’s urbanization.
    Known for his interest in the issues arising from the position of the individual within the urbanization and industrialization of China, Chen published his first collection of photographs named Chen Ronghui, now part of China’s Contemporary Photography Catalog. He was won a
    number of awards including World Press Photo; Three Shadows Photography Award & AlPA special prize and Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award. Chen has also been exhibited in Les
    Rencontres d’Arles, OCAT, ICP museum, format festival, Photoville and more.

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