每个人都有一把时间性的尺度 Everyone has a time scale
Zhujiajiao Art Archive Project Discussion Seires
The second time I was surprised: “The first time I saw Zhou himself was at an exhibition in Zhujiajiao before the pandemic. He was sitting next to me. At that time, I hadn’t paired him with the name ‘Da Xia‘.I was giving opinions, we started arguing about abstract expressionism out of a sudden. I won’t talk about the specific views, it’s too boring. But this kind of debate is very interesting, and the conflict is incompatible-I’m a debate freak because my professional habit is I like to get to the bottom of things. He was frightened and wanted to leave the scene. I chased him like a cat catching a mouse and continued to ask questions.
Surprise for the third time: “This time in Zhujiajiao, the community where I live held a solo exhibition of Zhou. The “surprise” of the first two times was concretely implemented in the flesh, what surprised me was the face and body in front of me at this moment, fits all social codes. He is very humble and enthusiastic. Like all the artists in the exhibition, every action and every word is embedded in it.
As Beuys said, “Everyone is an artist”. Zhang believes that we cannot understand this sentence literally. This sentence should mean that every specific life has a time scale. This scale may be on people, things, and situations. Especially in the art field, we must show courage, challenge our own time scale, and prove that we can.
Throughout the exhibition, Zhang was very interested in his Chanel-style suit made of mahjong placed in the center of the exhibition hall and his creative process. When words and concepts such as “Chanel” and “clothes” appear, we are easily led in the wrong path. When “clothes” appeared, its functionality appeared. At the exhibition opening, everyone put their heads on the work and realized its functionality. The reason for the existence of works of art is to challenge the existence of purpose and functionality, and Zhou has successfully challenged it. But he made an unwearable dress, and the audience pulled it back to the daily grammar, turning the unwearable into wearable. Zhang said, this is “like a car crash scene and a tragedy, but precisely, it has reached the shocking power of the work of art itself”.
甘莹莹，艺术家，工作、生活于 朱家角，以摄影、装置、行为、策展为创作媒介，主要关注身份、 环境与权利的关系，以自我袒露、与环境对抗等方式去引起观众对 于相关社会议题的关注、讨论和共振。朱家角艺术家平台 “不急宇宙”主创之一。
Gan Yingying, an independent artist who works and lives in Zhujiajiao, uses photography, installation, performance, and curation as media, mainly focusing on the identity related to its environment and power, and using self-disclosure and confrontation with the environment to arouse the audience’s attention, discussion and resonance on relevant social issues. One of the members from ‘BUJISM’.