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旋轉木馬 Carousel威古納.瓦拉薩拉個展 Made Wiguna Valasara Solo Exhibition

在旋轉木馬中Valasara 似乎正在打破一種繪畫即是具有明確界限或界限的畫布觀念。他採用了常見的文藝復興時期的肖像畫(動物、人形、天使/小天使、聖母瑪利亞、耶穌、丘比特等),並在展覽空間的牆上任意的重製它們。這裡不會呈現原始或完整的文藝復興歷史敘述。但這些畫布作為媒材以及在文藝復興時期中大家所熟悉的肖像畫,更讓我想起西方藝術經典,更具體地說:繪畫。在這裡藝術史中的標誌被連根拔起,變成了不同的東西。

這次展覽提供的情況讓我們想起了,在當今網絡連結的社會背景下文化符號的遷移或突變。一個龐大的、根莖狀的、沒有任何明確模式或參考點的社會。我們現在經常看到的,例如,宗教符號被借用、挪用、複製、修改,以削弱它們在擬像中的光環。

In Carousel, Valasara seems to be dismantling the idea that painting is synonymous to a canvas with clear boundaries or limits. He has taken common Renaissance iconographies (fauna, human forms, angels/cherubs, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, cupids, etc), and reproduced them arbitrarily across the walls of the exhibition space. Original or complete Renaissance historical narratives are not present here. But these canvases, as material, and their familiar iconographies easily remind me of Western art canons, and more specifically: paintings.Here, the icons of art history have been uprooted from their sources, and are transformed into something different.

The situation offered by this exhibition reminds me of a migration, or a mutation, of cultural symbols within the context of today’s Internet-connected society—one that is massive, rhizomatic, without any clear patterns or reference points. These days, we often see, for instance, religious symbols being borrowed, appropriated, reproduced, modified in such a way as to diminish their aura within the simulacra.

Text: Agung Hujatnikajennong


旋轉木馬 Carousel威古納.瓦拉薩拉個展 Made Wiguna Valasara Solo Exhibition

展期|2022.06.09–07.02
地點|伊日藝術計劃 B1
地址|台北市內湖區新明路86巷1號
時間|Tue. – Sat. 14:00 – 19:00 週日、一休館

Date | 2022.06.09–07.02
Venue | YIRI ARTS B1
Open | Tue.—Sat. 14:00—19:00
Closed | Sun.—Mon.
Add. | No. 1, Lane 86, Xinming Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 114030, TAIWAN