“在我们世界的另一端”插画展
展期:2018年6月1日-2018年6月28日
时间:周二至周日 10:30-18:00
策展人:AL Works
艺术家:LUNA(中国), Siu Tang (英国), Zovi Weng (法国), Johnathan Wilson (美国),Catalina Bu(智利), Gabriel Ebensperger(智利), Matias Prado(智利),Amelia Armstrong(智利)
展览地点:衡复微空间 上海市徐汇区东湖路37号(近延庆路)

Dates:2018.06.01-2018.06.28 
Hours:Tuesday – Sunday,11:00AM—18:00PM 
Artist:LUNA(China), Siu Tang (Britain), Zovi Weng (France), Johnathan Wilson (US),Catalina Bu(Chile), Gabriel Ebensperger(Chile), Matias Prado(Chile),Amelia Armstrong(Chile)
Curators: AL Works 
Address:URBANCROSS Gallery 37 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shangh

由AL Works策划的“在我们世界的另一端”插画展(Dig a Hole Through the Ground and You Will Find This: An Illustration show)集合了分别位于地球两端的八位当代插画艺术家。他们当中有四位来自中国,另外四位来自智利。通过对于日常生活空间的描绘,这些艺术家的插画展现了他们居住的城市。与此同时,这个展览在位于地球另一端的智利圣地亚哥展开。这次实验性的插画展,在当代艺术的版图中有着开创性的意义。

参加展览的有四位在中国工作的艺术家: LUNA(中国), Siu Tang (英国), Zovi Weng (法国), and Johnathan Wilson (美国),和四位土生土长的智利艺术家:Catalina Bu, Gabriel Ebensperger, Matias Prado and Amelia Armstrong。他们每个人用两幅画回应了展览的主题“挖个地洞通向中国/智利”。他们的画作在体现各自城市环境的同时也挑战了我们对“全球化”的概念和认知。除了主题的限定,每个参展的艺术家都只能用三种颜色进行创作:绿色、深蓝色和荧光粉。这种颜色的限定一方面是为了展览效果的整体性,另一方面也是因为策展人为参展作品选择了一种特殊的印刷方式:Risograph。Risograph是一种介于数码和丝网的印刷技术,最早出现在1980年代的日本。这种技术在限制了艺术家色彩种类的同时,也给这个插画的合集带来了新的机遇。虽然每个艺术家的风格不一样,但通过使用相同的颜色,他们的作品呈现出一种和谐和统一。“以至于观众都在想他们是不是在同一个空间里创作的这些作品”(策展人马晓莉Marcela)。

Dig a Hole Through the Ground and You Will Find This gathers eight artists of a same generation, four China-based illustrators and four Chile-based, who have been invited to portray daily life spaces of the city they live in, and through that, creating an encounter between two realities that often ignore the everydayness in the other. 

The distance between Eastern and Western cultures creates a questioning in the perception of the other's vision of the world and how it affects the artists' proposals, in which clichés and judgement become a threatening enemy to what wants to be communicated at an inter-continental level. This exhibition allows us to be a witness to a tiny space of reality, a neighborhood scene, a small chunk of a city that is shown through the eyes of these eight artists, inviting us to be a part of it. 

If we actually dig a hole through the ground, where would it take us to? How far can we stretch out the concept of globalization, to the point of saying that distances don't matter anymore? Without pretending to have an answer to this question, we hope to open a window (or in this case, a tunnel) for you to take a look at our furthest neighbors.