Interview with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
專訪菲利普-洛卡·迪科西亞


Text by: Li Bowen 撰文:李博文
Image Courtesy of: The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery 圖片提供:赫普沃·斯維克菲爾德畫廊

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ART.ZIP: Would you tell us about the recently opened exhibition ‘Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs 1975-2012’ at the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery?

PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA Philip-Lorca diCorcia, one of America’s most important and influential contemporary photographers, opens his first UK major survey at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England.  Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs: 1975 – 2012 opens on Friday 14 February until Sunday 1 June 2014. The exhibition presents work from four decades of diCorcia’s career. Male prostitutes, unsuspecting passers-by, pole-dancers and diCorcia’s own family members feature among the 124 photographs on display.  This is the first photography exhibition and the largest solo show since The Hepworth Wakefield opened in May 2011.

PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, one of America’s most important and influential contemporary photographers, opens his first UK major survey at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs: 1975 – 2012 opens on Friday 14 February until Sunday 1 June 2014.
The exhibition presents work from four decades of diCorcia’s career. Male prostitutes, unsuspecting passers-by, pole-dancers and diCorcia’s own family members feature among the 124 photographs on display. This is the first photography exhibition and the largest solo show since The Hepworth Wakefield opened in May 2011.

PD: This is an abbreviated version of an exhibition that has been shown in two other places in Europe. So it is really not a surprise to me at all. The difference this time is of course it is in this museum that is quite nice. All the people I worked with are also quite nice. Maybe because I haven’t had a show of this nature in Great Britain before, the reception has been very positive. So yes, I am happy with it. I don’t really consider it a retrospective though, because retrospectives are made from a choice of what you have done over your entire career. In the case of this, and its other versions, it was more or less what was available, and that has to do with the cost, more than anything else. The works have to be borrowed within Europe so that it wouldn’t be too much a hassle, in terms of, say, customs, and all of that. So this defined the choice of what could be in the exhibition. I see it as an introduction to a large part of my work, but not a retrospective. I had to loan them a lot of works that are my own, which was a difficult decision because the methods used to print twenty years ago don’t exist anymore. I loaned the work to the exhibition so that it wouldn’t be limited to whatever was available in various collections within Europe.

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ART.ZIP: 能給我們介紹一下最近在英國赫普沃·斯維克菲爾德畫廊(Hepworth Wakefield Gallery)開幕的攝影展“Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs 1975-2012”嗎?

PD: 在來到英國之前,這個展覽已經在歐洲兩個不同的機構中展出過。因此,我已經很熟悉這次展覽的內容了。相比那兩次展覽來說,這是一個精簡過的版本。這次展覽在一個非常好的美術館內進行,我也得以與友善的館內職員們一同工作。可能因為我是第一次在英國進行這種性質的展覽,關於展覽的評價都非常正面。所以,是的,我非常滿意這次展覽。然而,我並沒有把這個展覽看作是一次回顧展,因為回顧展意味著從你的整個創作生涯中挑選作品。這次展覽——包括在歐洲的其它版本——更多地與取得作品的難易程度有關,而這也在很大程度上與預算有關。我們只能從歐洲大陸內借出作品,因為這樣在海關等問題上不會太麻煩。這個狀況決定了這次展覽中能展出些什麽作品。我把這個展覽視作是對我整體創作生涯的介紹,而不是一個回顧展。我自己也借出了許多作品,雖然我不太情願——二十年前的照片印刷技術現在已經不存在了。我把自己手中的作品借給展覽,這樣展覽中收錄的作品就不必僅僅局限於歐洲大陸內的收藏。

.PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA Philip-Lorca diCorcia, one of America’s most important and influential contemporary photographers, opens his first UK major survey at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England.  Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs: 1975 – 2012 opens on Friday 14 February until Sunday 1 June 2014. The exhibition presents work from four decades of diCorcia’s career. Male prostitutes, unsuspecting passers-by, pole-dancers and diCorcia’s own family members feature among the 124 photographs on display.  This is the first photography exhibition and the largest solo show since The Hepworth Wakefield opened in May 2011.    PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA Philip-Lorca diCorcia, one of America’s most important and influential contemporary photographers, opens his first UK major survey at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England.  Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs: 1975 – 2012 opens on Friday 14 February until Sunday 1 June 2014. The exhibition presents work from four decades of diCorcia’s career. Male prostitutes, unsuspecting passers-by, pole-dancers and diCorcia’s own family members feature among the 124 photographs on display.  This is the first photography exhibition and the largest solo show since The Hepworth Wakefield opened in May 2011.


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