“盐田千春是一个充满力量的艺术家。她的作品,例如最近在威尼斯双年展的装置艺术,为我们展现了一个充满希望与人文主义关怀的现在与未来。而正如我们所举办的其他展览一样,本次的展览在乐蓬马歇百货公司中创造了一段奇幻旅程。我们希望让客人能够这独特的空间体验中认识、了解艺术家与其作品,并带着愉悦离开。”乐蓬马歇百货公司的CEO – Patrice Wagner说到。

“Chiharu Shiota is a powerful artist. Her work, such as her installation at the latest Venice Biennale, provides a hopeful and humane perspective on the present and the future. Like every exhibition, this one represents a great adventure for Le Bon Marché. Its ambition is to introduce customers to the work of an artist so that they enjoy a special experience and walk away with a piece of that magic.” Patrice Wagner, CEO of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

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盐田千春以其独特的线网装置艺术收到了艺术界的广泛关注。2015年,她携作品“手中的钥匙”代表日本参加了第56届威尼斯双年展。而在2017年1月,位于巴黎左岸的乐蓬马歇百货公司将商店空间全权委托与她,打造了一个充满着艺术氛围的商业空间。

来自世界各地,不同文化背景、不同形状尺寸的“小船”悬挂在建筑中庭的玻璃屋顶之下。深黑色的金属划出微微起伏的边框,仿佛笨拙的钢笔线条。而在此前的两周,作为这个大型临时展览的一部分,盐田千春带领着她的团队在商店中现场编织她为橱窗制作的十个展品。而在建筑的一层,她打造了一个人们可以穿行通过的巨大“海浪”,这个由白色纱线编织而成的壮观网状装置被命名为“海洋记忆”。

这个名为“我们将去往何方?”的展览在商业空间中创造了一个独特的空间体验。充满了希望与生命力的展览标题仿佛在邀请来往的人们一同踏上小船,开始一段奇幻而未知的旅程,迈向全新的开端。这次展览也是盐田第一次以白纱线作为材料,打造艺术装置。

Chiharu Shiota is best known for her unique site-specific web-weaving practice. She represented Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale with her work “The Key in the Hand”. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche gives her carte blanche to take over the whole store in January 2017.

One hundred and fifty boats from around the world, from all cultures and of all sizes, will guratively sail across the space at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Hollowed out metal hulls, seemingly drawn with a pencil, will hang in suspension under the store’s central glass roofs.

Chiharu Shiota’s exhibition entitled “Where are we going?” will offer an unprecedented experience in a department store. Its hopeful title invites us to sail towards “a fresh start” while being carried away by the boats which will take us through a journey of uncertainty and wonder. It will also be the first time that Shiota uses white yarn in an installation.

On a broader level, this exceptional event is just another example of Le Bon Marché’s relationship to artists, which it has nurtured since its inception, and of the exhibitions it has initiated and hosted. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is con rming its singular place and establishing itself as a pre-eminent venue for contemporary art.

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Her approach to boats are quite varied. She is interested in their multiple shapes, their mixed cultural history and their uncertain destinations. Their ability to travel, to connect one point in the world to another, to carry people, along with their imaginations. Although they have already appeared in her work, it is the rst time that Shiota draws boats from existing models and that she chooses to use new objects, devoid of history or past. White cotton thread contrasts with the red and black thread she has been using until now. The artist relates such color to snow, purity, “a new beginning,” but leaves the itinerary open: “Life is a journey without a destination.” In her work, Chiharu Shiota explores the various ties that constitute us as human beings, as individuals. Memory and recollections, actions and interactions, thoughts and dreams create a unique, ephemeral web. Having studied in Japan and then in Germany, Chiharu Shiota was first taught to paint and draw.

She uses yarn as a means to draw in three dimensions. Weaving involves the back and forth movements of a ball of yarn in the air until the artist achieves the desired density: it is a dance, a meditation, a performance.

▼“我们将去往何方?” “Where are we going?”

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▼展览的另外一个分展: “海洋记忆” “Memory of the Ocean”

As part of this large-scale ephemeral piece, Shiota will weave the ten window displays of the store on site with her crew during the two previous weeks. On the ground floor, she will create a large wave that visitors can walk through, a spectacular mesh of white yarn called “Memory of the Ocean.”

 

 

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