阿里・貝瓦吉受邀於拜聖保羅藝術國際當代藝術駐村計畫

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Ari Bayuaji's New Residiency Invited by the Symposium international d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul

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藝術家阿里・貝瓦吉受邀於加拿大魁貝克省的拜聖保羅藝術國際當代藝術駐村計畫(Symposium international d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul),並即將於今年7/27至8/26與來自美國、加拿大、歐洲的十一位藝術家進行為期一個月的創作以及座談會。拜聖保羅藝術國際當代藝術駐村計畫每年邀請十二位來自不同國家、不同年齡與專業的藝術家於開放空間中進行特定主題的藝術創作,此平台亦同時舉行藝術研討會與藝術工作坊等活動,讓藝術家、藝評與策展人進行一連串的文化藝術交流與對話。即將舉辦第三十六屆的藝術計劃,已累積超過500位來自歐洲、美國、亞洲與非洲等地的創作者參與盛宴,包含雷蒙・阿普里爾(Raymonde April)、 勒内・德鲁安(René Derouin)、馬克・塞甘(Marc Séguin)、弗朗索瓦茲・沙利文(Françoise Sullivan)等知名當代藝術家。2018年拜聖保羅藝術計畫的共同創作主題為「藝術與政治(Art and Politics)」, 受邀藝術家將以明確的個人風格詮釋諸如政治動盪、氣候變遷、性別平等、社會包容性等等時下議題,並運用他們直覺與敏銳的洞察力呈現藝術與政治之間的關係。
    
在此駐村計畫中,藝術家阿里・貝瓦吉預計結合繪畫以及他從各處搜集關於「門」的零件,創造出三件模擬房門的裝置作品。貝瓦吉從小生長的國家,不僅將「門」視為保護及安全的象徵,同時「門」也帶有禮節的尊敬意味,因為在此生活的人們時常必須低著頭、彎下腰才能進入他人的屋內。貝瓦吉因此採用門的意象傳達在此政治動盪的世界裡人們的適應與調節,以及對他者的尊重。他將門視為人與人之間連結的象徵,對比於用於形成阻隔與分界的牆, 試圖在探討移民現象的同時專注於其樂觀面向,同時也揭示人們在搜尋庇護安全之前所面臨的重重挑戰。藝術家以熟練的表現形式凸顯跨文化的普世現象,並且在鼓勵多元性的同時試圖透過自己的作品帶出全球議題的討論。
    
Invited by Symposium internationald'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul in Quebec, Canada, artist Ari Bayuaji is participating in another one-month residency from July 27 to August 28 with new works and art forums produced together with other eleven artists coming from America, Canada, and Europe.
   
Each year, the Symposium invites twelve artists from different countries, generations and from various disciplines to create artworks on a chosen theme. In the meantime, events like art studios and art conferences also take place to provide platforms where the artists, art critics, and curators can exchange ideas on culture and art. With the 36th project being held, the Symposium has attracted more than 500 creators from Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa to participate, including renown contemporary artists such as Raymonde April, René Derouin, Marc Séguin, and Françoise Sullivan. The theme of the Symposium in 2018 is “Art and Politics,” based on which the invited artists will discuss issues regarding Political turmoil, climate changes, gender equality, social inclusion and so on by using their intuitive and keen insights to reveal the relationships between art and politics.
    
During this residency, Ari Bayuaji plans to create installation works that imitate “doors”, with drawings, paintings and original door parts collected from various places poetically attached to three panels. Growing up in a country where doors not only stand for protection and security, but are also reminders of politeness and manners for people would have to bow and bend down when entering another’s houses, Bayuaji takes the images of doors as his approach to deliver the concept of adaptation in this politically unstable world. Seeing doors as a symbol for the connection among people, opposite to walls that divide and set boundaries, the artist creates doors to focus on the brighter side of immigration while illuminating the many challenges people have to face before they find a haven safety. With his proficiency in revealing cross-cultural phenomena while embracing diversity, Bayuaji seeks to open up discussions on important global issues through his works of art.