Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know or The Weave of Textile Language
理查德·塔特爾:我不知道,或者這是織物之語


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Whitechapel Gallery 白教堂畫廊/Tate Modern 泰特現代美術館

Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Modern announce a major collaboration celebrating artist Richard Tuttle.The UK’s largest ever survey of the renowned American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle will take place in London this October. It will comprise a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of his career, a large-scale sculptural commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Entitled I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language, this unique project has been specially devised by the artist and focuses on the particular importance of textiles in his work.

Richard Tuttle (b 1941) came to prominence in the 1960s, combining sculpture, painting, poetry and drawing. He has become revered for his delicate and playful approach, often using such humble, everyday materials as cloth, paper, rope and plywood. For this project, Tuttle has taken as his starting point one of the unsung heroes of everyday life: textiles. Textiles are commonly associated with craft and fashion, yet woven canvas lies behind many of the world’s most acclaimed works of art and textiles are of increasing interest to artists today. I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language investigates the importance of this material throughout history, across Tuttle’s remarkable body of work and into the latest developments in his practice.

Alongside this exhibition, Tate Modern will present a newly commissioned sculpture in its iconic Turbine Hall from 14 October 2014 to 6 April 2015. Principally constructed of fabric, it will be the largest work ever created by the artist, measuring over twelve metres in height. It will bring together a group of specially-made fabrics, each of which combines natural and man-made fibres to create different textures in bright colours.

2014年10月,倫敦白教堂畫廊將與泰特現代美術館共同為著名美國雕塑家及詩人理查德·塔特爾舉行至今其在英國最大規模的個人展覽項目。這次合作項目主要由三部分組成:白教堂畫廊展出的是塔特爾過去50年的藝術創作,而泰特美術館的年度渦輪廳藝術定製也將由塔特爾完成,除此之外還有塔特爾的新書發佈。這次絕無僅有的合作項目《我不知道,或者這是織物之語》由塔特爾精心設計,重點突出了織物在他創作中的重要性。

理查德·塔特爾生於1941年,他善於結合和運用各種藝術形式,雕塑、油畫、詩歌和素描,1960年便開始在藝術舞台上展露鋒芒。他細膩且戲謔的表達方式受到了許多人的喜愛,他善於利用那些不起眼的日常生活材料進行創作,比如布料、紙張、繩子、夾板等。在這個項目中,塔特爾選擇了日常生活中的無名英雄--織物--作為創作的基點。織物通常都與手工藝和時尚聯繫起來,有誰會留意到絕大部分的藝術名作其實也是在這樣平凡的編織帆布上完成的呢?當下很多藝術家也慢慢開始利用織物來進行藝術創作了。這次的聯合項目不僅審視了紡織材料在人類歷史上的重要性,同時也深入探討了塔特爾過去大量的織物創作以及最新的藝術實踐。

除了在白教堂畫廊的塔特爾個展以外,泰特現代美術館亦將在2014年10月14日至2015年4月6日期間於渦輪展廳展出塔特爾最新的大型雕塑作品。這件高度超過12米的定製作品將是他創作生涯中最為巨型的織物雕塑,作品材料包括許多特製布料,當中結合了自然纖維和人造纖維,創造出了獨一無二的紋理和色彩。

 

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展覽場地:Whitechapel Gallery 白教堂畫廊/Tate Modern 泰特現代美術館
展覽時間:14.10.2014 – 14.12.2014/14.10.2014 – 06.04.2015
更多信息:www.whitechapelgallery.org   www.tate.org.uk