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"octave." A platform for artists’ presentation of the process of their critical engagement and creation
《八階》藝術家創作及評論過程的展示
2013.01.05 - 06, 12 - 13, 19 - 20 | "Final stage of artists' presentation": 2013.01.13 (Sunday) / 3:00 pm
The A.lift Gallery 'PROJECT'
Ft 804 & Ft 1003, Blk A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St., Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.




The A‧lift Gallery ‘PROJECT’ is going to present a unique platform, which is different from its previous curatorial frameworks, in Fotanian Open Studios 2013. We invited a group of local artists to share their art practices and concepts behind their artworks. Through regular meetings, they made comments and critique about each other’s ideas and works. From concept to the production and completion or incompletion of an artwork, it goes beyond just an artist making his or her own art, but is a platform provoking multiple-perspective thinking and self-reflection. This project encourages dialogues and ideas exchange among artists so as to open up more possibilities. It means to present a process rather than a set of completed artworks.  We will also invite audiences to make critical intervention during the period of Fotanian Open Studios.

About the title:

In music, an octave is the interval of eight diatonic degrees between two tones of the same note, where the higher has twice or half of the frequency of vibration of the lower. We hope that the process of open-minded discussion and communication brings out an elevation of a concept, just like ascending sequence on a scale. We can also refer to Erik Homburger Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development. It points out that life can be divided into eight distinct stages. From the first stage to the eighth stage, it can be a sense of integrity and fulfillment or a feeling of despair. Making art tends to go through these stages as well.


Exhibition Details:
Date: 2013.01.05 - 06, 12 - 13, 19 - 20
Time: 14:00 - 19:00
Venue: Ft 804 & Ft 1003, Blk A, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 15-21 Wong Chuk Yeung St., Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
Presented by: The A·lift Gallery 'PROJECT'

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適逢一年一度的「伙炭」工作室開放計劃,提藝廊「PROJECT將有別於以往策展模式進行是次展示活動。我們早前邀請了數位本地藝術家進行創作概念的分享,並請他們定期出席創作評論聚會,會中各人需以其他藝術家作為評論的對象,並匯報自己的創作概念與過程,從中達至交流與概念提昇的果效。藝術家的創作向來是自我的,由概念、創作至作品的完成,過程中絕少有他者的介入,我們是次展示活動的概念是以建立藝術家之間互相評論的平臺,透過對方的評語,作為自我創作的審閱及引發多角度的思考,從而激發創作中更多的可能性;大前題是參與的藝術家需以開放的態度進行相關的評論。

展示活動展出的是一個「過程」,而非藝術家終極成品的展覽。我們有意藉此藝術工作室開放計劃,將藝術家互相交流的過程展示給到訪的觀眾,甚至希望觀眾也能成為藝術家創作評論的一員。


關於展示活動的命題︰

我借用心理學家愛利克•艾瑞克森 (Erik Homburger Erikson) 的心理社會發展理論 (Theory of Psychosocial Development),人的一生分為八個階段,而每一個階段都有其獨特的成長狀態。我嘗試將此套用於藝術家創作的過程中,我們所見的藝術品,大多數同樣經歷著如此的八階而成。由第一階至第八階,那可是一個圓滿的提昇,也許是一個完全的絕望。正因藝術家及其作品所受的歷練,那正是我們欣賞它們與價值所在的地方。


展覽詳情
日期:2013.01.05 - 06, 12 - 13, 19 - 20
時間:下午2時至晚上7時
地點:火炭黃竹洋街15-21號華聯工業中心A座8樓4室及10樓3室
主辨︰提藝廊 'PROJECT'

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