My Life as a Dog

狗臉的歲月My Life as a Dog藝術家聯展 Group Exhibition

BACK_Y首檔聯展主題《狗臉的歲月》,以1985年瑞典電影狗臉歲月中男孩英瑪成長故事為延伸,探討兒童在經歷成長之際面對現實所呈現的種種樣貌,以及兒童憧憬長大成人的到來,但卻在成年後又渴望回到童年的矛盾心境。「童年」與「成年」在人生歲月中各自佔有甚麼樣的一席之地,讓人嚮往卻又在發生後想脫離?  是否身處於某個人生階段時,就會在過往或未來看到其表面上自我投射的渴望,卻忽略了表面下相對的無奈。《狗臉的歲月》將以不同國籍、不同年齡層的藝術家群展方式呈現,收錄不同文化、不同成長背景之下的創作者於「童年」與「成年」間的相似與相異。

展覽將以陶、木雕、現成物裝置等異材質的立體作品為主,就像一座雕塑森林。藝術家透過精神思辨及身體勞動途徑產出立體作品,疊加與減除,組裝與拆除,透過點線面互相交互作用,於三維空間成像出年之於成年的意義。作品不限於童年一詞直觀想像,呈現出快樂/悲傷;可愛/醜怪;幸福/悲慘,窺見每位藝術家對於童年的不同詮釋。不同的敘述角度,訴說的是成年人對於童年的緬懷及渴望;是深刻入微的自我剖析;是千絲萬縷的親子關係;是令人嚮往的赤子之心;更是成年人對於成長過程的體悟及反思。

電影狗臉的歲月My Life as a Dog的取名,來自於英文諺語,形容狗的一生是悲傷屈從的過活,象徵無奈、悲慘且無力反抗的日子。或許赤子之心象徵的是人們在接受現實之前的樣貌,然而在經歷成長的洗禮,人們才能直面面對人生無奈,與生命中的陰暗面互相共存。

My life as a Dog, the first exhibition to launch at Back_Y, borrowed its title from a movie in the 1985. This group exhibition features a number of sculptures by twelve artists, focusing particularly on the complex inner state of a child facing reality as they experience growth, as well as convey the contradictory aspect of the child’s longing for the arrival of adults, but the adult longs to return to childhood.

The title of the movie “My Life as a Dog” comes from an English proverb, which describes a dog’s life as one of sadness and submission, symbolizing the days of helplessness, misery, and powerlessness. Perhaps the heart of a child symbolizes what people look like prior to accepting reality. However, after experiencing the baptism of growth, people can face the helplessness of life and coexist with the dark side of life.


狗臉的歲月My Life as a Dog藝術家聯展 Group Exhibition

參展藝術家 Participating Artists|
伊藤彩 Aya Ito
江孟禧 Jiang Meng-Si
顧廣毅 Ku Kuang-Yi
小出ナオキ Naoki Koide
林國瑋 Lin Kuo-Wei
丸尾康弘 Yasuhiro Maruo
大竹利絵子 Rieko Otake
時永駿 Shih Yung-Chun
石山哲也 Ishiyama Tetsuya
威古納.瓦拉薩拉 Made Wiguna Valasara
楊宗嘉 Yang Zong-Jia
袁心元 Yuan Hsin-Yuan

展期|2022.03.05–03.26
地點|伊日後樂園 1F
地址|台北市內湖區新明路66號
時間|Tue. – Sat. 13:00 – 19:00 週日、一休館


My Life as a Dog
Date | 2022.03.05–03.26
Venue | BACK_Y 1F
Add. | No.66, Xinming Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 114030, TAIWAN
Open | Tue.—Sat. 13:00—19:00
Closed | Sun.—Mon.