HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain

歷史再現:七位藝術家眼中的英國


In the run up to the General Election in 2015, the Hayward Gallery exhibition History Is Now will offer a new way of thinking about how we got to where we are today. Seven artists – John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth, and Jane and Louise Wilson – have each been invited to curate sections of the exhibition, looking at particular periods of cultural history from 1945 to the present day. The exhibition is part of Southbank Centre’s Changing Britain 1945 – 2015 festival, from 30 January – 9 May 2015.

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain at Hayward Gallery.  Photo by Linda Nylind. 8/2/2015.

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain at Hayward Gallery.
Photo by Linda Nylind. 8/2/2015.

History is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain offers an inventive way of exploring the country’s recent history; spanning ideas and topics as varied as the Cold War, post-Thatcherite society, protest movements, feminism, ‘mad cow disease’ and celebrity culture. Working with Dr Cliff Lauson, Hayward Gallery Curator, the artists have selected over 250 objects, which come from both public and private collections, as well as draw upon informal collections and objects such as photographs, newspapers, films, domestic items, and artifacts. Much of the material borrowed from libraries, archives and science, history and local museums has never been seen previously in the context of an art gallery.

Artworks to be shown will include those by: Keith Arnatt, Tony Cragg, Gilbert and George, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Hepworth, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Ryan Gander, Henry Moore, Hayley Newman, Ben Nicholson, Martin Parr, Toby Patterson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Penny Slinger and Christine Vogue among many others.

While each section of the exhibition is distinct in both focus and style, taken together, History Is Now provokes reflection and debate on the events, people, and objects that have shaped the nation in recent decades, so informing our future decisions and directions.

正逢2015年英國大選之際,海沃德畫廊迎來了新展《歷史再現:七位藝術家眼中的英國》,該展用一種全新的思考模式來回顧英國從1945年至今的發展歷程。展覽由當下七位炙手可熱的藝術家主導,他們分別是約翰·阿肯法(John Akomfrah)、藤原西蒙(Simon Fujiwara)、羅傑·海恩斯(Roger Hiorns)、漢娜·史塔基(Hannah Starkey)、理查德·文特沃斯(Richard Wentworth)和威爾遜姐妹(Jane and Louise Wilson)。在相對獨立的空間裡他們以策展人的身份向觀眾重現他們心中的某段特定的英國歷史,該展覽同時也是南岸中心《1945-2015大不列顛的變遷》的項目之一,這場盛典會一直持續至5月9日結束。

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain at Hayward Gallery.  Photo by Linda Nylind. 8/2/2015.

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain at Hayward Gallery.
Photo by Linda Nylind. 8/2/2015.

《歷史再現:七位藝術家眼中的英國》採用了更具創意性的方式來探索國家近代歷史;話題豐富多樣,當中包括冷戰、後撒切爾時期社會、抗議運動、女權主義、“瘋牛病”和名人文化。在與總策展人克里夫·勞遜博士(Dr Cliff Lauson)的溝通與協作後,藝術家們總共挑選了250多件物品,其中有來自公共機構藏品和私人藏品,也有日常物品如照片、報紙、電影、家庭用品和工藝品。當中有不少材料是從圖書館,檔案室,科學、歷史和當地博物館借來的,這些珍貴的藏品資料第一次在一個藝術畫廊中進行展示。

在這些展品中包括了許多知名藝術家的作品,如基斯·阿納特(Keith Arnatt)、托尼·克拉格(Tony Cragg)、吉爾伯特與喬治(Gilbert and George)、理查德·漢密爾頓(Richard Hamilton)、芭芭拉·赫普沃斯(Barbara Hepworth)、達明·赫斯特(Damien Hirst)、大衛·霍克尼(David Hockney)、瑞安·甘德(Ryan Gander)、亨利·摩爾(Henry Moore)、海莉·紐曼(Hayley Newman)、本·尼科爾森(Ben Nicholson)、馬丁·帕爾(Martin Parr)、托比·帕特森(Toby Patterson)、愛德華多·保洛齊(Eduardo Paolozzi)、薩姆·泰勒·約翰遜(Sam Taylor-Johnson)、潘妮·斯靈格(Penny Slinger)和克莉絲汀·沃格(Christine Vogue)等等。

不論在焦點話題還是呈現風格上,七位藝術家的展區都是非常獨樹一幟的。圍繞各個歷史事件、人物、對象展開,《歷史再現》引發了一系列的反思和討論,從而為國家未來的決策和走向起到一定的引導作用。


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展覽場地:Hayward Gallery海沃德畫廊
展覽時間:10.02.2015 – 26.04.2015
更多信息:www.southbankcentre.co.uk