北京 100007 中国
38 Jianchang Hutong
(off Guozijian Jie)
Beijing, 100007 China

Untitled Document



38 Jianchang Hutong
by Zhang Peili


2010.08.25 – 10.16


展出时间 Operating hours
10:00 - 20:00

在过去两年多的运营中,箭厂空间举办了一系列的展览和计划,因在某种程度上强调了特定地域环境这一假定背景关系而显得有些与众不同。《箭厂胡同38号》是张培力的一件机械装置作品,它呈现了一种不同的创作手法-即摒弃了任何直接的社会诠释或观众互动,作品表现出与箭厂空间内部建筑的精心融合,同时又明显地与外在社会环境彻底脱节。沿着几乎无法觉察的圆形光柱,空间后墙慢慢地延伸至前面的玻璃推拉门后又缓缓地退了回去,墙上一个苍白的光圈随着墙面的前后移动而变大或变小。《箭厂胡同38号》迫使观众要有思考的耐心而不只是漫不经心的匆匆一瞥,作品在此试图引导这样一些情绪地出现-引人注目的愿望,故意的厌恶感和一种抵制的举动。张培力原本主要使用录像这一媒介进行创作,他的艺术实践往往建构于现实与体验之间的错位关系。这一次,张培力把录像机放在一边,依靠一种视觉的策略,在喧闹的胡同生活中营造出了一个灵活的 “空洞”。
张培力(1957年出生于杭州),1984年毕业于杭州的中国美院(原浙江美院),自2001年以来一直担任中国美院新媒体艺术系的系主任和教授。作品曾经在世界各地广泛展出:其中个展包括新普茨茅斯Govett-Bewster美术馆(2009年);深圳何香凝美术馆(2008年)以及纽约现代美术馆(1999年)。部分群展包括:《’85新潮》,北京尤伦斯当代艺术中心(2007年);《中国发电站》,伦敦蛇形画廊(2006年);《中国怎么样?》,巴黎蓬皮杜艺术中心;《紧急地带》,威尼斯双年展(2003年);《全球概念论》,纽约昆斯美术馆(1999年);《移动的城市》,CAPC波尔多当代美术馆和威尼斯分离派美术馆(1997-1999);《Inside Out》,纽约P.S.1当代艺术中心,旧金山现代美术馆(1998年)。当前他的作品也展出于美国洛杉矶REDCAT艺术中心。目前他在杭州生活和工作。

In over two years of operation, Arrow Factory has presented exhibitions and projects that have been distinguished in part by their concrete or hypothetical relationship to the social context of its immediate local setting. 38 Jianchang Hutong, a new kinetic installation work by Zhang Peili, establishes a different approach. Shedding any direct social commentary or audience interaction, 38 Jianchang Hutong represents a careful merging with the interior architecture of Arrow Factory’s space while emphatically disassociating itself with the external social surroundings. In an almost imperceptible cycle, the back wall inside the space creeps towards the front glass façade and slowly retreats back again. Correspondingly, a pale circle of light on the wall widens and narrows as the wall moves forward and back.

The installation 38 Jianchang Hutong asks of its viewers not casual engagement, but meditative patience. As such, it can be interpreted as both a desire to attract and pull in one’s attention and an act to willfully repel and disregard it. Working primarily in the medium of video, Zhang Peili’s artistic practice has often concerned itself with the slippage between realities that are constructed or perceived and that which is experienced bodily. Putting the camera aside this time, Zhang relies upon visual strategies to create an elastic void in the midst of copious hutong life which foregrounds the incongruity of Arrow Factory to its adjacent surroundings while also prompting an acute sense of engaged disengagement.

Zhang Peili (b.1957, Hangzhou) graduated from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 1984, and has served as that academy’s founding Dean and Professor in the New Media Department since 2001. Selected solo shows of his work have been mounted at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, new Plymouth (2009), OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (2008) and Museum of Modern Art (1999). Selected group exhibitions include: '85 New Wave, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2007); China Power Station, Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Zone of Urgency, Venice Biennale (2003); Global Conceptualism, Queens Museum of Art, New York (1999); Cities on the Move, CAPC musée d'Art contemporain de Bordeaux and Secession, Vienna (1997-9); and Inside Out, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1998). He is part of a concurrent two-person exhibition at REDCAT in Los Angeles starting in mid-september. He lives and works in Hangzhou.
The Arrow Factory would like to thank Boers-Li Gallery for their generous support of this exhibition.