【杨画廊诚邀您/2013年7月13日下午4点/参加「万物生:姥姥家与博斯的乐园」展 览开幕】 【GalleryYang Invitation//Exhibiton:A Short History of Everything: Grandma’s House and Bosch’s Garden/July 13 ,2013,16:00】

亲爱的朋友:

杨画廊诚邀您莅临即将开幕的展览「万物生:姥姥家与博斯的乐园」

【展览名称】 万物生:姥姥家与博斯的乐园

【策展人】 魏星

【项目总策划】 陈美灵

【艺术家】 董媛

【开幕时间】 2013年7月13日 下午4时 — 7时

【展览时间】 2013年07月13日-2013年08月11日

展览理念:

三年时间,大大小小855张油画,记录了一个想象的西方奇幻世界与中国乡村世俗生活和谐共存的空间。

从锅碗瓢盆,家具电器;到点着蜡烛,供奉着财神的神龛;再到一大堆稀奇古怪的人物与神怪,和一片

有着荒诞地貌的风景。这就是年轻艺术家董媛所创造的世界,在这个世界里万物皆有它们自己的位置和

秩序,它们生机勃勃,在天与地之间繁衍。土地在下,坚实而温暖,生长着苹果和稻米;苍天在上,浩

渺而深邃,神仙与鬼怪各司其职。在董媛的世界里,一边是博斯的乐园 – 满天的神仙与小鬼,和各种稀

奇古怪的生物与机械生命体,在荒芜的星球上翩然起舞。而在世界的另一边,则是姥姥家的天地 – 昏暗

而又温暖的灶台旁供奉着福禄寿三仙的塑像,卧室和客厅塞满了家具与电气,以及茶杯、年画和书籍。

出世与入世,世俗与超越,在这个世界里,不再是二元对立的难题,于是宗教的情怀和对于形而上世界

的想象也浸染了浓厚的生活气息。

对于年轻的艺术家董媛来说,姥姥家的世界就是自己人生最初的视觉记忆的组成和世界观的起源,代表

着最朴素和踏实的生活方式与经验;而欧洲超现实主义艺术的鼻祖博斯所创造的奇异瑰丽的空间则指向

了艺术家内心对于超越日常平庸的隐秘渴望。董媛通过一张张大小不一的画面,重新建构起了她对于姥

姥家的视觉记忆;而运用了同样的创作手法,董媛却解构和重组了博斯的乐园,让博斯笔下的创造物走

下了玄幻的舞台,来到了烟熏火燎的人间。

这是一场跨越时空的相遇,也是一场跨文化的视觉盛宴。当东方的财神遇上西天的判官;当中国的观音

遇上创世纪里的亚当,我们的这个宇宙将会发生什么样的奇迹? 2013年7月13日,在北京798艺术区的

一个角落里,董媛的姥姥家与博斯的奇幻乐园,将在时空交错的一个奇点上,不期而遇!

Dear Friends,

Gallery Yang sincerely invites you for the Exhibition

「A Short History of Everything: Grandma’s House and Bosch’s Garden」

【Name】 A Short History of Everything: Grandma’s House and Bosch’s Garden

【Curator】 Wei Xing

【Chief Project Manager】 Chen Meiling

【Artist】 Dong Yuan

【Opening】 4 – 7 pm, July 13, 2013

【Duration】 July 13 – August 21, 2013

Exhibition Statement:

After three year’s work, and through 855 paintings ranging from massive to miniscule in size,

up and coming artist Dong Yuan imagines the unlikely marriage between a Western fantasy

universe and rural Chinese peasant life. Pots and pans, household furniture and electronics,

and candles and a shrine get mixed up with a host of curious and strange creatures and a surreal

landscape. Dong creates a comprehensive and lively world in which everything has its own role

and position. The solid and generous earth gives yield to apples and rice, while the vast and

boundless heavens play home to both celestial beings and fiends alike, each with their own place.

Part of Dong Yuan’s world takes inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights

—with spirits, monsters, and other weird and wonderful creatures dancing across a fantastic

backdrop. Another part of this world however is Dong’s grandmother’s space. Beside her dim

but cheery hearth are statues of the gods of happiness, prosperity, and longevity, while the

bedroom and parlor are full of furniture, teacups, New Year pictures, and books. Dualistic

oppositions cease to exist in this universe—ritual and reality, and tradition and the transcendental

coincide seamlessly, as metaphysical thought and religious ideas intermingle with the homespun

and unsophisticated.

For Dong Yuan, her grandmother’s house represents the site of her earliest memories and ideas

about the world, as well as the most simple and secure of possible lifestyles and experiences. The

extraordinary universe created by Bosch meanwhile—the father of European surrealist art—addresse

s the deep desire of all artists to move beyond the mundane. Through a collection of images of

various sizes, Dong Yuan collages her memories of her grandmother’s house and brings them to

life again. Using the same method, she recreates Bosch’s garden, this time taking his characters

out of their original terrain and putting them on the smoky and grey plane of everyday life.

Dong’s work brings the Eastern god of money to the side of a Western judge, and puts China’s

Goddess of Mercy next to the Bible’s Adam. On July 13, 2013, in Beijing’s 798 Art District, Dong

Yuan’s grandmother’s house and Bosch’s magical garden come together in a mesmerizing clash

of time and space, and cross-cultural visual feast that can’t be missed.

杨画廊 | Gallery Yang

w. www.galleryyang.com

a. No.20, Originality Square, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiu Xianqiao Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China

北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路2号798艺术区创意广场东侧20库

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