蔡青

独立策展人,行为实践者,中国美术学院博士

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他山之石
发表:2015-02-08 20:22阅读:505



 

Stones from other hills


Now many people online launch collective attack onhim, and especially people in the circle of art critics, who join together tocondemn him. They think him as a man who passes himself off as an artist and aman who plays art just for fun, and a man who has turned into a person frombehind the scenes now. It seems that they are all defending the purity orprofessionalism of the art circle, which I think has gone a little too far.

First, I think art is what everyone can do, as long ashe likes and sticks to it. Don’t we often say "Everyone is anartist"? In such a case we don’t allow Han Xiao alone to do art, isn’t itwrong? Moreover, in contemporary artistic environment, we especially appreciatedoing art with amateur attitude, because now too many of our country's criticsand artists are doing art professionally, who have earned some money but have forgottenthe yearn for art.

As for what happened recently, I can’t say too muchabout that, because I was not there and I was ill-informed. And as for who isright and who is wrong, it is the business of the two people. And I hope theycan forgive each other and soon reach reconciliation.

 

Here I only want to talk about Han Xiao as an artist.

I met Han Xiao in early August, 2013, when he came tomy lecture in UCCA "Being happening - performance art and contemporarylife". At that time, the display of “Punch-Card” by the performanceartist Deqing Xie was in progress, and my second treatise Scene ofPerformance Art was published. We met under a situation when everythingsurrounded by performance art. So I can say that we met because of performanceart.

Han Xiao is a successful plastic surgeon, and in Jinanhe has his own Han's cosmetic plastic surgery hospital where 200 people areworking (in 2014, a branch of Han's cosmetic plastic surgery hospital inBeijing was opened). He is well educated fine man who loves reading andthinking about philosophical questions. He has completed the graduate coursesof art major. A few years ago he began to be interested in contemporary art,and made some installation art and image works. In recent years, he has beenmore interested in performance art, a kind of art needs practicing what onepreaches and the most vanguard art form in contemporary art. And he tried andexplored this art form with his own identity and the best way - plastic surgeonand surgical site as the main way.

OnSeptember 20, "Power of the flesh" organized in UCCA by curatorGuanYuda, Han Xiao performed for two hours, and for the first time that I hadthe chance to see his live performance. His performance art overlapped thesecond day of the 14th Open Performance Art Festival held in “SpaceStation”, not far from the scene of Han Xiao. Because I was tired ofnon-selective performance works by junior and senior performance artists inOpen Performance Art Festival the day before, I was determined to watchperformances in both events. I would put particular emphasis on Han Xiao’ soloperformance. I was shocked by his live performance, which was much better thanI expected. In his performance, he set the related equipment of the realoperating room in an art exhibition hall. It was an exhibition of integratedmedia. It can be seen that there were instrument and equipment with sense ofsilver metal just like exquisite and cool installation, mixed display of imageon broad screen and artist’s action, and together witht the curious andrespectful audiences. Han Xiao’s performance art shows a cosmetic surgery onhis own body, which means to conduct operating on himself with scalpel.Firstly, he did the preparation work before the operation: he drew a linebefore hair line on forehead and then started shaving head and sterilizing.Then sitting on a medical chair with rearview mirror, he used a hair remover tonail hair on back side of head. He tried his best to do this operation all byhimself and only allowed the assistant to help him when it was difficult forhim to reach the operative wound. The follicles of hair root removed should beseparated and cleaned by another medical staff. Afterwards, follicles should befully planted on forehead. There were two video recorders to crosswise projectthe operation on a broader screen on wall simultaneously. By this way, themicroscopic view is magnified and the little bleeding became turbulent bloodfire. During his show, people were all staring without blinking. He transplantedtwo hundred hairs in total in this performance.  

After the live performance art show, Guan Yudaimmediately organized a question and answer session. While answering theaudiences’ questions, he said that the reason why he transplanted back hairs tothe front was that he was already 40 years old. At this stage of lift, he feltthat life was flowing and time was flying. He became panic for being old andbelieved that the hair moving backward means a man began to grow old.Therefore, he tried to turn back the time and transplanted the back into frontin order to make himself look younger and stay confident. The reason seemsreasonable and honest enough, for it is based on his own experience andthinking. Watching his performance just like reviewing an excellent film forthere is magnificent and effective scene and vivid visual effect. Hisperformance was so interesting that I forgot to see the other live show finally(I am so sorry. But I can not be present at two places at the same time). I amappreciative to have this opportunity to watch Han Xiao’s performance inperson. The performance and the unique effect make me see another differentart. Meantime, I feel pity that other performance artists failed to watch thelive performance.

In that October, I wasinvited to Europe to participate in several performance art festivals. One ofthose is Malamut, the biennial performance art festival, in Ostrava of Czech.And another one is La-Bas, the “Basement Performance Art Festival” in Finlandof Northern Europe. The curator Irma Optimisti wrote an invitation letter toinvite me to participate in as the researcher. In addition, I also visited somerelated institutions. I was deeply impressed by the live performance of HanXiao and recommended Han Xiao’s performance to the curator Jiri Suruvka. Heasked Han Xiao to formulate a work plan. After Han Xiao submitted the sketch asrequired, he was quickly approved. Then the curator wrote to him that thesubmitted pictures of his works were published as the introduction head of theperformance art festival on local newspaper.

Therefore, Han Xiao and I flew to European countriesto participate in performance art festivals in the end of October. This journeyallowed us to discuss more about works and life. He has so many exciting ideasand I am interested in studying performance art happened in western countries.Also, I am writing my third book named “Performance Art Overseas”. Thus I namedthis European journey as “walking scalpel and pen”.

 

On the opening ceremony of the biennial performanceart festival in Czech, Han Xiao’s performance was the third one. He conductedhis performance, named “Ji-Cosmetic Surgery by the Artist Himself”, calmly. Heoperated a minor surgery facing a mirror-- he filled the pits on the bridge ofhis nose. Hundreds of people kept quiet and shocked by his performance. Whatsurprised me most was that he talked about his life experience in English whilehe conducted the operation. He explained the implied meaning of nose accordingto the Chinese Fengshui theory, which showed the mysterious and ancient lifephilosophy of Chinese. Not like his performance carried out in China, this timehe operated the whole surgery independently without any assistant. And hisEnglish is clear and humorous. When he finished his performance, people allswarmed to congratulate and kindly talk with him. It was very harmonious. Thecurator Jiri passionately hugged him and, the great artist of Milan Kohout alsoembraced him and photographed with him. Professor Tomas Ruller from Brno shookhands with him and appreciated him that his works were different with those ofOrlan, the French performance artist who always let others to carry out plasticsurgery for her. Most of the people around Han Xiao, however, were young men andblonde.

Several days later,professor Tomas invited us to Art College of Bron. Tomas is the founder andformer president of the Art College. Seven years ago, he quitted his job as apresident but became the professor of performance art. He is also a famousperformance artist and one of the three founders of famous international blackmarket of performance art group. His office is the database of performanceartistic material and filled with several layers of various books andvideotapes. In the center of his office desk, there is an English version of mybook called Performance Art and PsychicHealing, which I gave him as a gift when we met in Venice a year ago. Hearranged two performance art shows for Han Xiao and I this time, and anotherlecture to his graduate students. The first show was arranged in city galleryof Bron, which is an excellent art space. The second show was arranged in hisschool, the lecture and discussion were held after the performance.

“A living mp3”by Han Xiao in city gallery made everyone feel exciting and impressed. Wearinglong gown (the clothes weared by people during the period of Republic ofChina), he elegantly sat in front of a big desk and in face of the audience. Henarrated his experience of travelling to Europe together with two Chinesepartners in grace English and described how they thrillingly passed customhouse and went through freezing Siberia to come here. Then he showed two ovalboxes and opened them, from where there were two grasshoppers with their headspoking out of the boxes. They crawled up the table and started singing duet. Wecould know how inspiring and successful this work was through the audience’sopening mouths, staring eyes, and appreciative looks. Afterwards, he discussedwith the audience on other such small animals in their countries. They alsodiscussed the growing background, living environment, and different livingcustoms and cultural interests in different areas. I truly appreciate thisperformance! Even an experienced artist can hardly impromptu create such awork. This is really a decent work.

Before he went abroad, it was a time of politicalstruggle between Xi Jinping and Bo Xilai in China. Thus he created the worknamed “winner-take-all and loser-lose-all” with the aggressive crickets to showall audience the life-or-death struggle. It could be taken as teach throughactivities, which played so smartly that no traces were left. Also, when heintroduced his works to students in Bron, he played the video again that allowme to have a chance to watch it.

Then we went to Austria,German, and Netherlands, and Finland in northern Europe. Through the journey,we visited art exhibitions, art galleries, and art institutions. We weretreated enthusiastically all the way. One characteristic of our visit is thatthere were no language obstacles for both Han Xiao and I, since we all spokeforeign language and we were able to communicate with foreign artists andinstitutions smoothly. Thus we were respected by others. Han Xiao owns moreadvantages than other artists based on this point.

There is one thingimpressed me a lot during that travel. Sometimes, Han Xiao would do someunexpected things. In Brno, Professor Tomas treated us enthusiastically andmade us to live in his beautiful villa-like home. He allowed each of us had ourown bedroom and changed new sheet for us in purpose. It was convenient for usto live, eat and discuss on art in this way. Also, he made breakfast for us;and frequently he would let Han Xiao and I to taste the wed wine. In general,people away from home shall greatly appreciative of such a treat. However, HanXiao reluctantly lived for one night and then moved to a luxurious hotel on thesecond day. Tomas were unclear about what was wrong and kept asking me whathappened. I also felt embarrassed and explained that he was a little allergiclately. Later, I directly told to Han Xiao that this kind of act was theinvisible damage to friendship and suggested him to pay attention to culturaldifference in order to avoid misunderstanding. Because he was lack of life experiencein Western countries, so he overlooked the cultural differences. In westernworld, only good friends shall be invited to the host’s home; and if you wereinvited to live in their home, it means the host taken you as his honorableguest. This is rather different and even opposite with the Chinese way ofentertained the guests. In general, Han Xiao does have some particular habits,but it is fine for someone to own some small faults.

In 2014, the mostauthoritative Taiwanese art magazine named “Artouch” interviewed me andpublished the article called “Analysis ofCurrent Situation on Performance Art in China” in March 2014. The interviewwas about the current situation of Chinese performance art. At the last sessionof the interview, it asked me to name three or four creative performance artworks and performance artists in recent two years. Han Xiao is the thirdperformance artist nominated by me. Here I attach the linkage of the article(seen in the following appendix) and write down the paragraph concerned withfour artists including Han Xiao mentioned in the original text.  

“Thirdly,I would like to introduce the most potential four performance artists and theirworks. Li Liao, graduated from Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, transforms lifeexperience into art. He went to assembly line of Foxconn factory as worker andworked for 45 days. He bought an iPad mini produced by Foxconn with all incomeand in his show latter, he display the iPad mini, his work contract, workclothes, and work card. I always adopt Li Liao’s story to encourage studentsnot to be afraid of days after graduation, to live seriously in person, and totransform them into art works.”

   I believe that the work named “Your 1 yuanmeans my 2 hours” recently created by He Ling, the artist from Hunan, hasachieved to the best state of performance art. He Ling published the claim onmedia that anyone who paid 1 yuan could own 2 hours of He Ling and ask him todo anything under the permission of laws. The best state means that performanceartist delivers the autonomous right of using body to others. He becomestotally passive and the passivity becomes reality by social environment andinterpersonal communication.    

Wealways say “cross boundary” so that I will talk about an artist named Han Xiaowho crosses boundary from medical field to art field. Han Xiao is a successfulplastic surgeon and also an artist. Plastic surgery is closely related withbeauty and body. With respect to “the power of body” performed at UCCA in 2013,Han Xiao planted hair by himself and transplanted hair on back side of head tothe front around hair line. The operation was live broadcasted and removal ofhair follicles and bleeding blood were shown to audience through amplificationby camera lens. The whole process was filled with sense of form. Orlan, theFrench artist asked doctors to operate on her while Han Xiao is the firstartist to operate plastic surgery by himself.

DingLiping from Taiwan lived in France for a long time. She is an artist ofacoustic performance and just returned to Taiwan. I invited her to Nanning for“the wings of the edges”. Her performance was named “For fresh water comingfrom its resource”. She invited present audience to print the shape of theirfaces on white paper and then piled them up. She declared that she would readthese people and she slowly dragged bucket across mountain of paper. I alreadyknew that she was a sound artist so that I closed my eyes to listen soundscreated in performance show. I heard sound of waves in friction of papers and collisionsof buckets. It can be said that Ding Liping’s work is the best piece in thatperformance art festival.

Here I would like to put forward some reasons toindicate that Han Xiao can work on art, to prove that he is eligible to becomean artist and he can do it very well. I know that Han Xiao owns his own ideason performance art and he is a unique and special artist. His potentialityremained to be explored and created!

In fact, everyone can workon art only if he believes that he needs to do it. Besides, not everyone workson art is desire to become famous or successful. Human are free to own variousideas. Among successful contemporary great artists, many of them choose art onhalfway or from other fields. It is uncommon to choose or focus on art and moreuncommon for one to stick to explore art. Please let people with same goalstreasure each other and the journey of art will become more splendid for mutualdifferences and integration.

The most serious thing inlife is how to treat our lives, how to spend our life, and how to share ourlife with others. In order to work on art, the first thing should be done is toface and express life. Therefore, everyone works on art owns nothing differentwith common people. What we need to do first is to be a kind, generous, andgood man.

 

               CaiQing at Nanjing University in February 2015


Notes:

Open Performance Art Festival is a annually festivalfounded by Chen Jin, Zhu Ming, and Shu Yang in 2000. It is the earliestinternational performance art festival and is still held in China nowadays.

“Space Station” is agallery located in 798 and hosted by Fu Xiaodong.

Ostrava is the second largest city of Czechand famous for its heavy industry.

The famous female performance artist named Orlan wasborn in Saint-Etienne Loire of France in 1974. She is famous for beingconducted plastic surgery for several times with the performance art ofchanging her original look according to the aesthetical standard of male. Atpresent, she works and lives in Paris.

The above quotation: “Artouch” art magazine(2014-3) “Analysis of Current Situationon Performance Art in China”

http://blog.artintern.net/article/534520

Other two former texts can be referred to:

Travelling to Europe

http://blog.artintern.net/article/382794

Malamut, thebiennial performance art festival in Czech

http://blog.artintern.net/article/382117

 



策展人管郁达在UCCA策划的肉身的力量,韩啸的行为艺术现场






 他山之石



   现在网上群起攻之,特别是艺术理论界的人联合起来共同谴责一个人,并认为此人是混进艺术圈的、玩票的、现在又变成了黑手,大有悍卫艺术圈的纯洁性或专业性之说,我看这些都有点太过份了吧。
   第一我认为艺术是什么人都可以搞的,只要是他喜欢和坚持。我们不是口头上说熟了"人人都是艺术家"吗,在这个情况下单独不许韩啸做艺术,那不是说不过去吗?再则,在当代艺术的今天我们特别欣赏业余的态度搞艺术,现在全国太多的理论家艺术家都那么专业搞艺术,挣了一些钱却毁坏了真正的艺术纯真心态。
   关于最近发生的事,我由于不在场也不了解情况,不可多言。谁是谁非这是他们两人的事,希望彼此宽容,早日和解。

 

这里我只谈做为艺术家的韩啸。

20138月初我与韓啸认识,是他來到我在UCCA的讲座"正在发生-行为艺术与当代生活,時值行为艺术家謝德庆的"打卡"在展出过程中,又正好是我的第二本专著《行為艺术現場》出版发行,一切都是围绕着行为艺术,我们也因行为艺术相遇了。


   韩啸是个成功的整容医生,在濟南有他自己开的一家有200人工作的韩氏整型医院(2014年又增加了一个在北京的韩氏美容分院)。他儒雅,爱读书,思考哲学问题,还完成了艺术专业研究生的课程。几年前他开始对当代艺术感兴趣,做了些装置和图片作品,近年更大的兴趣是对当代艺术中身体力行最具前卫的-行为艺术感兴趣,并与他自身的身份,最有利的方式-整型医生和手术现场为创作主要方式去进行尝试和探讨。


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月的20号由策展人管郁达在UCCA策划的肉身的力量,韩啸做了他的长达两小时的行为艺术,使我有机会第一次看到了他的行为艺术现场。时值正以在不远处空间站中举办的第十四届“打开”Open行為艺术节的第二日重疊,我正好看腻了前一天Open行為节中老少參差的轮流登场, 行为节的第二日我就打算两面兼顾,侧重看看韓啸的独场。看到他的現場让我挺震撼,比我想象的更好。他的表演是一个將真实的手术室中的相关設备移置在一个藝術展空间,这是个綜合媒體的展覽,我們可見銀色金屬质感的仪器設备如同精美而冷酷的装置,寬大屏幕的影像和藝術家本人行動的混合展示,而且圍滿了好奇肃穆的觀眾。韓啸的行為是自己给自己做美容,也就是用手术刀給自己手术,他先在脑门前的发髻线前又画出了一条线,开始給自己剃光头,消毒,做完了手术前的准备工作。他坐在有反照鏡的医用椅子上开始將一个机器,也許是取毛器往后腦勺的頭髮处釘,他尽力自己做,在他手抅不到的時候有一个助手在一边幫他一下。取下來的髮根还要分開毛囊,通過另一位医务人員清洁整理,之後他再如數將毛囊植到前额上。現場有兩台录像机,同時交叉地投影到墻面一个更大的屏幕上,微觀的景象成了大千世界,細微的流血,變成了洶湧不息的血火喷薄。人們的眼睛都睜得大大的,都不眨眼了。他本次現場共移植了兩百根头髮。
   做完行為現場之后,管郁达直接組織了作品问答会,在会上韩啸回答觀眾的提問时说,他至所以把后面的头发移到了前面是因四十而惑,感到生命的流逝,時間的飞逝,自己開始恐慌变老了,一个人的发际线后移是变老的開始,所以他示图把時光回旋,又把移后的再置前,和时光交结,让自己仍然年輕,仍然保持自信。看來理由还是挺充分的,实实在在的,都是从自身的体验和思维为起点的。看他現場的感觉如同在欣賞精彩的大片,主要是场面的宏观和视觉效果的鮮活,做得非常到位,我竟然最后忘記去另一边現場了(真对不起呀,人不能分身)。我很慶幸我有機会親观韩啸的這次的表演,做法与效果独特,让我如遇他山之石,同时我很遺憾其他的行為藝術家同行们沒有看到这个現場。

 当年的十月底我应邀要出国参加几个欧洲的行为艺术节,一个是在捷克Ostrava的行为艺术双年展Malamut,另一个是应邀去北欧芬兰的“地下室行为艺术节La-Bas,策展人Irma Optimisti专门写來邀請信,让我作为研究员身份参加,另外还有些路过要訪問的相关机构。看过韓啸的現場印象很深,我向捷克的策展人Jiri Suruvka推荐了韩啸的行为表演,策展人让他出个作品计划,他照办寄去,很快回答他被通过了。并且策展人之后又来信告诉他,他寄去的作品图片,还作为本次行为艺术节介绍封头登上了本地的报纸。


   这样在十月底我和韩啸一起飞往欧洲诸国参加行为艺术节,一起旅行使我们有机会更多的讨论作品谈谈生活。他有許多興奮的想法,而我更大的興趣是研究發生在西方的行為藝術,我正着手写我的第三本专著"行為艺术在海外",所以我們把此行命名为"行刀走笔"


   在捷克的行為艺术双年展开幕的当天,安排在第三个表演的是韓啸。韓啸沉着应战,作品為-艺术家给自己整容,他当场对着一面小鏡子做了一个小型手术,为自己的鼻梁上的凹坑充填补平。大厅里上百人鸦雀无声,人们为他的行為震惊了。更令我吃惊的是,他一边工作,一边用英語讲述他的生活经历,解釋鼻子这个位置在中國风水面相上的寓意,帶出了中华神秘古老的人生思辨。手术一路做下來都是獨立操作,這次可不像在国內有助手,而他讲出的英語清晰而幽默。当他做完了,人們拥上來向他祝賀和亲切交谈,場面非常融洽。策展人Jiri熱情地与他拥抱,还有行为艺术大师米兰Milan Kohout也走向他与他搂在一起合影,來自Brno的托馬斯Tomas Ruller敎授与他握手表示非常欣賞他的作品,說他的作品与法國行為藝術家奧兰的不同,她是让別人給她整型。围绕他左右最多的还是年輕人和更多的是金发美女们。


   几天后我们应托马斯教授的邀請來到Bron城的藝術學院,托马斯是該艺术学院的創始人,原來的校長,7年前他不当校長了成为专教行為藝術的教授,他本人也是著名的行為藝術家,是著名的行為藝術國際黑市最早的三个創始人之一。他的办公室就是一个行為艺术資料庫,书和各种录像带、盘疊了幾层,在他的辦公桌正中央,放着一本英文版的我的书《行為藝術与心灵治愈》, 这是一年前我在威尼斯時遇到他時贈送給他的。這次他为我和韓啸安排了兩場行為艺术表演外加一次給他的研究生們的讲座。第一場表演安排在Bron城市画廊,这是个很捧的藝術空間。第二場安排在他的學校的一个場地。表演完正好接着讲座和討论。
   在城市画廊中韩啸做的作品《活着的音波》A living mp3让在坐的每个人都兴奋和难忘,他身着民国时的文人長褂,優雅地坐在一張大桌前,面向觀眾,用他不紧不慢的英語講述着伴隨他西游歐洲的兩个中国小伙伴,他們如何惊险地通过了海关,如何經历西伯利亚的寒冷來到了这里。他亮出两个椭圆形的盒子,打开盖子,那两个小東西一前一后探出了头,是兩个蝈蝈,它們爬到了桌子上開始不停的二重唱起來。看看觀眾们張大的嘴,睜大的眼睛,和他們熱情地围上来仔细观赏的神情,就可知這件作品多么打动人心,多么的成功了。接着他和人們談他們國家同样的这类小動物,聊到了更多的生长背景和生活環境,不同地域的生活*惯和文化趣味,⋯⋯我可是太欣賞這件作品了,就连老练的艺术家也难即兴做出这样的作品,这真是上得了正席呀!

听說他在出国之前,正值国內政壇*薄之爭,他用好斗的蟋蟀做了作品胜者为王,败者为囚,现场给观众看他们的你死我活的角斗。真是寓教于乐,玩得萧洒犀利,又高明的不留痕迹!而这次在Bron,他给学生介绍他的作品时,又放了这个视频,我也得以一见。


   后來我們又一路去奧地利,德國、荷蘭最后到达北歐的芬蘭,一路參观艺展、美术館,藝術机构,我們所到之处都受到熱情招待。我和韓啸這次一起岀门有个特点是,我們都說外語,不存在語言障礙,与外国艺术家和机构交流变得很順利,受到別人的尊敬。就单在这一点上,韩啸就比許多艺术家占了优势。

   那次旅行有一件事让我至今不忘。有些时候韩啸做事会出人意料地"不尽人意"。在Brno托马斯教授非常熱情地招待我們,把我們安排在他的如墅一般漂亮的家中,我們每人用一间房,他特地給我們换了新的床单。這樣我們住吃聊艺术都方便,他还为我们做早餐和時常倒杯紅酒。一般出國在外的人会非常感激这种待遇的,可是韓啸勉強住了一夜,第二天自己搬到一家豪華酒店去了,弄得托马斯不知哪里做錯了,一直不解地問我,我也很尴尬,只能解释他最近身体有些过敏。后来我直言对韩啸讲了这样做对友谊是无形的损害,让他以后注意处理好免得误解。这也是他在西方生活经历少所没注意到的文化上的差别,在西方好的朋友才请到家里,能够安排住在家里更是如佳宾相待。这和中国的方法不同,在中国却全是反着来的。总的来说,韩啸也有一些特有的*惯,一个人有点自己的毛病也不伤大雅。



在捷克行為艺术双年展上,韩啸的作品為-艺术家给自己整容


   2014年台湾最有权威的“典藏”艺术杂志对我采访,出来的文章是“行為藝術在中國---现状分析”,发表在20143月份刊上。这个采访是关于中国行为艺术的现状,最后一项是让我提出近二年来三至四件突出的有新意的行为艺术作品和行为艺术家,韩啸就是我提名的第三位行为艺术家,现在我把这篇文章的连接带上(可在下面附注中查看),并把原文提到的包括韩啸在内的四位艺术家的一段拷上:

…….

“ 第三,我想介紹四位近年我觀察到具有潜力的行為藝術家和他們的作品。毕业于湖北美院的李燎,將生活经历转換成藝術。他到富士康工厂的流水线上当工人,工作45天之後结束,用全部的工資买了一台富士康生产的iPad mini,然後展出这台iPad mini,以及他的工作合同、工作服、工卡。我经常用李燎的例子鼓勵学生,不要害怕毕业后的日子,身體力行認真过生活,然後转換成好的藝術。

湖南的艺术家何玲,我认为他最近的作品《你的一元钱,我的两小时》达到了行为艺术的最佳状态。何玲在媒体上刊登信息,任何人只要付一元钱,就可以完整拥有何玲的两小时,在不触犯法律的前提下要求他做任何事情。这个最好状态,就是行为艺术家将使用身体的自主权完全交付给他人,成为绝对的被动,而这绝对的被动又在社会情境、人际交往中成为真实。

我們经常将"跨界”挂在嘴上,接下來要谈的就是一位从医界跨入藝術界的藝術家韓啸。韓嘯是一位成功的整形医师也是一位藝術家,而整形本身就是一件跟美、跟身體很有关糸的工作。韓啸2013年在尤伦斯做的行为《肉身的力量》中,为自己进行植发手术,将后脑勺的毛发移植到前额的发际线上。手术过程现场直播,那些从皮肤中取出毛囊、血液沁渗出来的画面透过镜头放大直接呈现在观众眼前,整个过程的形式感也非常到位。法国艺术家奥兰让医生为其进行手术,韩啸却是第一个为自己进行整形的艺术家。

来自台湾的丁丽萍,之前长期旅居法国,刚刚回到台湾,是一位声音表演艺术家。我邀请她到南宁来参与"边缘的翅膀",她的行为表演《为有源头活水来》中,請現場觀眾將自己的臉部形状印在白紙上,然後將紙堆积成山,宣示自己要讀懂这些人,便拖着水桶緩緩穿過紙山。因為我知道丁丽萍是一位聲音藝術家,所以特意閉上眼睛,聆聽在行為表演中所創造的聲音,在紙的摩擦、水桶的滾动碰撞中,我听见大海的涛聲。丁丽萍的作品,可以说是那次行為藝術节中最好的作品。”

 

   说到这里,只是想对人们对韩啸不能做艺术一说,拿出他可以做艺术的理由,证明韩啸是个够格做艺术的人,而且还做得不错。我所认识的韩啸在行为艺术上是有自己的东西的,可以说是个独特的,与众不同的艺术家。他还有更大的潜力有待挖掘和创造出来!

 

   其实每个人都可以做艺术,只要他认为他需要做艺术。而且做艺术不一定每个人都是想要成功出名,各种想法也是人的自由。在当代艺术史中成功的艺术大师里有许多是半路出家或从其他行业进入的人。人生選擇或衷情于藝術是难得的,堅持地走在探索之途更是難得,让志同道合的人互相珍惜吧,藝術之路是因彼此不同和相互拥有而精彩!

   我们在生活中最严峻的事,是如何对待自己的人生,如何渡过自己与他人共享的人生。做艺术当然首先是面对和表达人生,所以我们每个从事艺术的人,和一般的人没有什么不同,首先要争取的是做一个善良的人,宽容的人,一个好人

 

 

                 蔡青20152月于南大校园

 







附注:

UCCAUllen Center for Contemporay Art 的缩写,“尤伦斯当代艺术中心”在北京798中最大的艺术空间和专业性较高的艺术机构。

“开放”Open行為艺术节是由陈进、朱冥、舒阳在2000年发起的每年一次的行为艺术节,是中国目前最早的,一直坚持至今的国际行为艺术节。陈进是Open行為艺术节由始至终的策展人。

空间站798中的一家画廊,主持人付晓东。

Ostrava是捷克的第二大的城市,以重工业闻名。

著名女行為藝術家奧兰Orlan,1974年出生于法國Saint-Etienne Loire她以发表多次做整容手术,按男性世界的审美标准改变原貌的行为艺术而闻名,她目前生活和工作在巴黎。

 

以上引文:“典藏”艺术杂志2014.3 行為藝術在中國---现状分析”http://blog.artintern.net/article/534520

 

另附二篇旧文也可供参考:

游历欧

http://blog.artintern.net/article/382794


捷克行为艺术双年展 Malamut

http://blog.artintern.net/article/382117





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