歷屆展覽


2015 / 12 / 5 ~ 2016 / 1 / 10

Self-sufficient Life Shiro Masuyama|自滿人生 增山士郎個展

12.05 (Sat) 15:00 Opening
12.05 (Sat) 16:00 Artist Talk


增山士郎此系列作品是以畜牧業作為參照點,前往愛爾蘭(2012)、秘魯(2014)與蒙古(2015),學習傳統的編繩與紡織技術,分別為當地的綿羊、羊駝與駱駝以手工製作一件衣物,並以動物的肖像照與錄像來呈現製作過程與具體情況。

”我用綿羊的毛替他自己做了一件毛衣”此件作品,製作於紡織工業已沒落的愛爾蘭,增山士郎號招了一群懂得傳統紡紗與針織的農民,重現愛爾蘭鄉村的傳統紡織技術。而在” 我用羊駝的毛替他自己做了一件圍巾”作品中,增山造訪秘魯的羊駝養殖與羊毛加工的人家,並與他們一同居住於高海拔的偏鄉體驗自給自足的生活。此系列最後一件作品” 我用駱駝的毛替他自己做了一副鞍座” 增山於2015年前往蒙古,與放牧駱駝的人家一同實踐他們的遊牧生活。

增山這一系列的作品是以協作的方式進行,並具體呈現各個地方的特定媒材、知識與在地居民的能量。充滿增山特有的幽默,引發我們對真實的探究並點出政治問題。整個系列都在強調不同於消費主義背景下的土地、動物、人們、文化、生產與產物之間的連結,尤其是最後的作品,藝術家裝上鞍座得以騎乘駱駝。增山援引了2011年福島核災,對日本社會甚至是未來全球能源態勢的衝擊與影響,均明顯地轉變了自身的前景並催化其創作核心議題-自足。



Taking animal husbandry as his point of departure Masuyama travelled in Ireland (2012), Peru (2014) and Mongolia (2015) to learn local techniques of shearing, spinning and weaving, in order to make an item of clothing for the sheared animals – a sheep, alpaca and camel. The resulting work takes the form of photographic portraits of the animals, the handmade items and projected video works documenting each project, its progress and its specific conditions.

For the project “Knitting the Woollen Jumper for the Sheep I Sheared,” based in Ireland where the wool industry has all but disappeared the artist temporarily brings together a number of agencies – farmers, wool spinners and knitters – to make a jumper using traditional techniques that increasingly belong to Ireland’s rural past. In contrast in “Weaving a scarf for the alpaca I sheared using its own wool,” Masuyama makes contact with an existing network of alpaca farming and wool processing in Peru, this time staying with grazers who live self-sufficiently due to their isolated, high altitude location. And for the final project in Mongolia, 2015, “Making a saddle for the Bactrian camel I sheared using its own wool” the artist stayed with camel herders, who again practice self-sufficiency because of their nomadic lifestyle.

Masuyama’s approach is collaborative and the work is shaped by the specific materials, skills, knowledge and energies of people in each place. Though realised with characteristic humour it is motivated by genuine inquiry and raises political issues. Throughout the series there is emphasis on the connections between land, animals, people, culture, production and product that become disconnected in a consumerist context, brought home particularly in the final project where the artist mounts and rides the saddled camel. Masuyama cites the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the resulting shockwaves through Japanese society and the implications of nuclear power for the future global energy landscape, both as prompting a significant shift in his own outlook and as a catalyst for this project, and its central theme of self-sufficiency.



Shiro MASUYAMA / 増山士郎

1971生於東京, 2004至2010年居於柏林,自2010年生活在北愛爾蘭的貝爾法斯特.他的作品涵蓋行為、雕塑、裝置、攝影與錄像,並傾於關注當地的居民、社會與場域。自2002年起遊牧般地參與各國駐村,例如: Millennium Court Arts Centre (2014-2015)、National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, The National Art Studio Goyang (2008)、Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006)、Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2004-2005)以及International Studio and Curatorial Programme, New York。

近年榮獲General Arts Awards, Arts Council of Northern Ireland (2014)以及Individual Artist's Award, Derry-Londonderry City of Culture (2013)兩個獎項。參與各國聯展,包括:“Aichi Triennale 2013”, Nagoya, Japan (2013)、“微光-亞洲當代工業圖景,台日韓協力計劃”,齁空間與街頭,台南 (2013)、“與時空的一場對話”, 國美館數位方舟, 台中(2012)。並於Millennium Court Arts Centre (2015)、Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ireland (2014)、Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton (2012)、Gallery αM, Tokyo (2011)、Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2011)等地舉辦個展。近日受邀製作公共藝術作品 “Five Apples” in Ballymena, Northern Ireland。

展覽日期/2015.12.5 (六) - 2016.1.10(日)
開幕/2015.12.5 (六) 15:00
展覽地點/台南市成功路83號2樓、3樓
開放時間/週三 - 週日 13:00 - 20:00 (週一、二休館)

Duration/2015.12.5 (Sat) - 2016.1.10 (Sun)
Opening/2015.12.5 (Sat) 15:00
Location/2F., No.83, Chenggong Rd., Tainan City 700
Gallery Hours/Wed-Sun 13:00-20:00 (Mon.~Tue. off)