歷屆新藝獎Exhibition review

華安瑞|Andreas Walther

華安瑞|Andreas Walther

華安瑞(德國1971年生)自1998年起在德國與台灣兩地生活與工作。他以新媒體藝術(科隆媒體藝術學院)為起點,創作思索時間與空間特質的錄像作品,2006年以來則在台灣接觸道家思想(老莊)與傳統習俗(山水畫、書法、古琴、太極),積極探索大自然做為人類能參與其中的過程蘊含動態開放特質的概念。

2009年參訪蘇格蘭及其高地期間,華安瑞開始從事攝影創作,希望將道家概念(如氣韻)運用在攝影作品中,藉以找出不同於思索經驗並以「風景」來總結,反而致力保留經驗的某種立即性,使其繼續留在「大自然過程」中的方法。這不是件容易的事,因為攝影這種媒材的技術本意是在按下快門時執行程式並創造影像。

「氛圍」這個來自西方藝術與藝術史的概念,是華安瑞早期作品的核心視角,他在台灣的工作與道家文化所啟發的「共鳴」概念,後來則進一步成為涵義更深遠的視角。華安瑞從2009年以來逐步發展出五組作品,其中「壁經」與「收卷」都直接參照了山水與水墨畫。

由於新冠肺炎的緣故,華安瑞無法回台灣長時間停留,因此水色藝術中心的展覽是 繼台北當代藝術館2018年夏季的「遊歷」展後,能看見華安瑞展出的第一個機會。更多細節請見藝術家官網:www.andreaswalther.de/index_zh.html(中文版)。

Andreas Walther (b.1971, born in Germany) lives and works in Germany and Taiwan since 1998. Originally starting off from New Media Art (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) and doing video work that reflects on temporal and spatial qualities. Andreas got in contact with Daoist thought (Laozi, Zhuangzi) and traditional Chinese practise (Shanshui, Shufa, Guqin, Taichi) in Taiwan from 2006 on, passionately getting familiar with the idea of a dynamic and open quality of nature as a process that human can be a part of. 

While visiting Scotland and the Highlands in 2009, Andreas began to engage in photography, seeking to apply Daoist practise – e.g. Qiyun (氣韻) – for his photographic work in order to find a way not to reflect on experience and end up in ‚“landscape”, but to keep a certain immediacy of experience and so remain within the‚ “process of nature. ” This was not an easy task as photography is a medium that is technically designed and per se runs its program and creates images at the push of a button. 

“Atmosphere”, as a concept taken from Western art and art history, was the central perspective of his work in earlier years. Meanwhile‚ “resonance”, as an inspired by his work in Taiwan and by Daoist culture, turns out to be an even further reaching perspective. Five groups of work have evolved since 2009, among which 壁經 and 收卷 refer directly to Shanshui and ink painting. 

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, Andreas couldn’t return to Taiwan for a longer period, so that the exhibition at 水色藝術中心 is the first opportunity to see his work after his show 遊歷 in MOCA Taipei in Summer 2018. For further details please refer to the artist’s website www.andreaswalther.de/index_en.html .

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