Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
馬丁·帕爾:以人為題,只為人


Wolfson and Lerner Galleries

National Portrait Gallery

Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr

7 March – 27 May 2019

 

 

 

Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr, 7 March – 27 May 2019, brings together some of Parr’s best known photographs with new work by Parr never exhibited before, to focus on one of his most engaging subjects – people. Featuring portraits of people from around the world, the exhibition examines national identity today, both in the UK and abroad with a special focus on Parr’s wry observations of Britishness. Britain in the time of Brexit will be the focus of one section, featuring new works, which reveal Parr’s take on the social climate in the aftermath of the EU referendum. The exhibition will also focus on the British Abroad, including photographs made in British Army camps overseas, and Parr’s long term study of the British ‘Establishment’ including recent photographs taken at Christ’s Hospital school in Sussex, Oxford and Cambridge Universities and the City of London, revealing the obscure rituals and ceremonies of British life.

 

 

Although best known for capturing ordinary people, Parr has also photographed celebrities throughout his career. For the first time Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr will reveal a selection of portraits of renowned personalities, most of which have never been exhibited before, including British fashion legends Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith, contemporary artists Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry and world-renowned football player Pelé. Other new works reveal the quirks of leisure activities today, a subject Parr has explored since the 1980s. Parr photographs trips to the beach, tennis tournaments – from Wimbledon to the US Open – and a day at the races, to reveal the eccentricities of everyday life. These images will take the visitor on a colour-saturated journey through places where public and private worlds intersect. Other photographs capture the infectious joy of dancing, an everyday activity enjoyed by people across the globe. The exhibition will also feature the unforgettable self-portraits Parr has made throughout his career. For over thirty years, Parr has visited studio photographers, street photographers and photo booths across the globe to have his portrait taken. The resulting Autoportraits raise questions about portraiture and the business of portrait photography, showcasing a range of fascinating and often humorous settings employed by professional portraitists. Works on display include his Photo Escultura, a group of shrine-like carved photo-sculptures, based on Parr’s likeness and commissioned from the last remaining traditional maker in Mexico City, which have never been exhibited in the UK before.

 

 

 

 

國家肖像美術館

人類:馬丁·帕爾攝影作品展

三月七日-五月二十七日 二零壹九年

 

人類:馬丁·帕爾攝影作品展於2019年3月7日至5月27日登陸國家肖像美術館,將涵蓋帕爾所有以人類為攝影主題的著名代表作及未曾公開的作品。來自世界各地的人們都成為了帕爾鏡頭中的主角,共同探索了當下國家認同的意義,也展現了帕爾對“英國性”的嘲弄觀察。退歐時期的英國作為此次展覽的壹部分,主要展出帕爾的最新作品,折射了藝術家本人對歐盟公決投票這壹社會變化所帶來影響的態度。展覽還將重心放在“海外的英國”,這壹部分著重記錄了海外英軍的軍營生活。此外還囊括了帕爾長期以來的研究項目“英國建設”,如他近期於薩塞克斯基督公學、牛津、劍橋大學和倫敦市內所拍攝的照片,揭開英式生活中朦朧晦澀的儀式及典禮的面紗。

 

 

雖然以捕捉普通人的生活瞬間而聞名,馬丁·帕爾在他的職業生涯中也曾拍攝過名人。人類:馬丁·帕爾攝影作品展第壹次展出他大部分未曾公開過的名人影像,其中包括英國時尚傳奇薇薇安·韋斯特伍德和保羅·史密斯,當代藝術家翠西·艾敏和格雷森·佩裏,及舉世聞名的足球明星貝利。其他首次展出的新作品以帕爾從80年代至今壹直所感興趣的、當今人們怪癖般的休閑活動為主題。照片中的畫面從海灘之旅,到網球錦標賽,從溫布登再到全美公開賽,賽場內的壹日集中顯現出日常生活的離經和古怪。這些照片將帶領它們的觀賞者開啟壹段色彩飽和的旅程,去見證公共和私人世界所相遇的交匯點。

 

 

其他的壹些照片則記錄了舞蹈具有傳染力的快樂,壹種全球人類都享受其中的日常娛樂。本次展覽還展出了馬丁·帕爾從他藝術生涯最早期到如今所創作的,令人難以忘懷的本人肖像。超過三十年間,帕爾為了拍攝自己的肖像,拜訪了世界各地的棚拍攝影師、街頭攝影師和照相亭。積累下來的相片成果引出關於肖像和商業肖像攝影行業的討論,展示了專業肖像攝影家們常用的壹些驚奇和幽默的布景手段。此外,展出作品還包括了馬丁·帕爾的攝影作品《Photo Escultura》系列,這是壹組在英國從未亮相過的如神龕般雕刻的攝影雕塑,手工來源自帕爾委托的墨西哥最後壹代攝影雕塑手藝人。