构造未来
Forming the Future
展期:2020年06月24日至2020年09月09日
时间:11:00-21:00
地点:Urbancross Gallery, 淮海中路1848号
票价:免费

Dates:2020.06.24-2020.09.09
Hours:11:00 AM-21:00 PM
Address:Urbancross Gallery,1848 Middle Huaihai Road 
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建筑是人类构造自我世界的一项首要任务。

如果将建筑视为一种行动,这意味着,它是关乎时间的,所谓的构造就是将那个已然孕育但尚未显现的世界塑造成形。建筑并非总是一面被动的镜子,我们不能忽略它对于塑造未来的主导作用。

同时,建筑是关乎形式的。建筑师通过造形工作,实现了一种秩序,影响了人们的意识。这样一种源自精神的创造,导致了由建筑形式所焕发的激情,也就是我们感受到的美。

在以往的时代里,这意味着,建筑是人性的,建筑师通过某种直觉,通过灵魂、思想与身体的不可分割的同化活动,发掘内在于视觉与情感中的非物因素;建筑也是技术的,需要通过某种工艺,并借助工具和机器加以形成。面对新环境与新挑战,也相应要求发展新的工具以解决难题;同时建筑也是社会的,建筑的产生依赖于群体性的协作,通过每个人的能力和才华来得以实现。建筑也将人们连结在一起,个体存在与集体共荣成为建筑至为诉求的地方,它使得参与其中的每个人都理解到共同的主旨和价值。

今天,我们又一次正在步入一个不同以往的时代。在一个由信号、代码、虚拟图像所构成的世界里,以往的认知与感受都在经受着前所未有的挑战。在这样一个消解性的时代,一切坚固的东西都烟消云散的时代,那些为我们带来视觉与身体感受的空间、质感、物性又将意味着什么?什么是永恒的?什么是变化的?什么是具体的?什么是抽象的?什么是理性的?什么是感受的?……这也意味着,什么是建筑的形式,什么给予了建筑以形式,以及如何理解这样的形式也将成为一种问题。

“构造未来”展览中,三件作品的主题可以分别定义为废墟、碎片与数字。这样概念的提出以及相关实践的表达,虽然并不一定能够成为针对当前时代变革的一种应答,但重要的是需要形成一种意图鲜明的正向面对。

Architecture is humans’ primary task for making a livable environment.

If we regard architecture as an action, it should be related to time. Because the so-called "construction" is to shape the world that has been incubated but not yet formed. Architecture is not always mirroring the past, we can not ignore its leading role in shaping the future. 

Architecture is also about form. Architects work to realize an order and influence people's consciousness through these forms. Such a creation originated from the spirit provokes the passion toward architectural form; it is then that we experience the sense of beauty.

In the past, it means that architecture is humane. Through some intuition, and the inseparable assimilation of soul, mind, and body, architects explore the non-material factors in vision and emotion. Architecture is technical and formed with the help of tools and machines. As architecture needs to face the emerging new environment and challenges, new tools are necessary. At the same time, architecture is also social, and the production of architecture depends on group cooperation, which is formed by the endeavor and talent of each person. Architecture connects people. Individuals‘ existence and collective prosperity become the meaning of architecture. It enables everyone involved to understand the common theme and value.

Today, we are once again entering a brand new era. In a world composed of signs, codes, and virtual images, the former cognition and feelings are experiencing unprecedented challenges. Now, when all that is solid melts into air, triggers dialogues: What will space, texture, and physical properties that bring us visual and physical feelings mean? What is eternal? What is changing? What is concrete? What is abstract? What is rational? What is the feeling? ... This further invokes deliberation on what is the form of architecture, what gives architecture the form, and how to understand such form. 

"Forming the future" presents three works that may discuss Ruins, Fragments, and Digitals. The presentation of such concepts and the expression of relevant practices may not necessarily become a response to this ever-changing era. What truly matters is the gesture to confront the challenges with clear intentions.