展览 | 都市乡村 Urban country

《都市乡村》是由ARTLAND推出的一场虚拟群展,展出了艺术家傅文俊、翟倞、邹思妗、陆新建、高源、柳迪的作品,汇集了中国五家领先的当代艺术画廊——独立映像艺术空间、千高原艺术空间、 ART LABOR画廊、胶囊上海和候鸟空间。

面对中国等国家日益增多的城市化现象,主题围绕城市与乡村生活的复杂关系展开。 许多作品描绘的场景既有乡村元素,也有城市元素,引发了这两个看似两极分化的地区和生活方式能否共存的问题。 一些城市场景看起来如此新鲜,它们仍然显示出乡村的残余。 其他场景显示出郁郁葱葱的乡村和城市遗迹,表明这里可能发生了相反的发展。

《都市乡村》探讨了我们所理解的城市和农村之间的差异和交叉。在疫情大流行的不确定时期,这场虚拟展览还质疑了我们作为人类仍然认为安全的生活环境——无论是城市、乡村,还是一个完全虚拟的在线空间。

“Urban Country” is a virtual group exhibition presented by ARTLAND, featuring works by Fu Wenjun, Zhai Liang, Zou Sijin, Lu Xinjian, Gao Yuan, and Liu Di, in collaboration with five leading contemporary art galleries based in China—A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, ART LABOR Gallery, Capsule Shanghai, Independent Image Art Space and Migrant Bird Space.

In the face of the increasing phenomenon of urbanisation in countries such as China, the theme revolves around the complex relationship between city and country life. Many of the works depict settings that have both rural and urban elements, raising the question of whether these two seemingly polar opposite regions and lifestyles can coexist. Some urban scenes seem so freshly built, they still show remnants of the countryside. Other scenes show a lush countryside with city remnants, suggesting that the reverse development might have happened here.

Urban Country” explores the differences and crossovers between what we understand as urban and what is rural. During uncertain times in the midst of a pandemic, the virtual exhibition also questions what we as human beings still consider a safe living environment – be it a city, the countryside or a completely virtual space online.