童年的逆襲 Childhood Memories Collapsed / by Peihang Huang

The Pier-2 Art Center /Kaosiung, Taiwan
 

Time: 2017-09-09~2017-11-26

Open: Mon to Thu: 10.00-18.00 Fri to Sun/National Holidays: 10.00-20.00

               週一至週四 10am-6pm;週五至週日及國定假日 10am-8pm

Location: The Pier-2 Art Center - Dayong C5

                駁二倉庫 藝術特區大勇C5倉庫

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If, today, in the 21st century, deep in every heart dwelled a princess or a hero, what would they be like?

Push open the door of childhood memories to find fairy tales one simply never getting tired of re- reading; cartoons one never ever getting bored of watching, which are sweet recollections of a child; Princess Dismay always being able to win the love of Prince Charming, and common people persecuted by evil forces always being able to get rescued by heroes, never failing. Images of princesses and superheroes are superb, whose inspiring and diehard attitude have burnt into the imaginations and longings for this world in childhood.

We children, however, are meant to grow up. The truth will only emerge when sugar coatings of reality are peeled off layer after layer. Outdated princess syndromes and hero dreams gradually impact on people’s childhood memories.

Most of today’s well-known stories are from Grimm's Fairy Tales, which is a collection of folktales, myths, and legends first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. Because the original stories were too controversial for people to accept, the two brothers kept revising, re-editing and toning down the parts not regarded as suitable for children. However, its important value of its touch with social realities and exploration of humanity was deprived at the same time.

The exhibition, “Childhood Memories Collapsed”, will be inviting 8 contemporary artists in Taiwan, through their artwork, to explore modern versions of well- known fairy tales and superheroes in real life.
To tear down the illusion of perfection in the hope of bringing out hidden truths. A counterattack is a force to recover lost ground. While we believe that every story has a happy ending, how will realities counterattack?

Artists: Angela Chen、林慶芳Lin Ching-Fong、游孟書You Meng-Shu、黃瑞貞Huang Jui-Chen、黃沛涵Huang Pei-Hang、黃鈺軒Huang Yu-Hsuan、陳傑強TAN KENT KEONG、張凱翔Chang Kai-Hsiang


如果說,每個人內心都住著一位公主或英雄,21世紀的今天,他們究竟會是什麼模樣?

推開童年記憶的那扇門,百聽不厭的童話故事和百看不厭的卡通影片是孩時歡樂回憶,受人陷害的公主總會贏得王子的深情,被邪惡勢力脅迫的市井小民總能等到英雄相救。公主與英雄的形象是美好的,激勵人心和永不放棄的態度,深深地烙印在小時候對這個世界的想像與憧憬。如果說,每個人內心都住著一位公主或英雄,21世紀的今天,他們究竟會是什麼模樣?

推開童年記憶的那扇門,百聽不厭的童話故事和百看不厭的卡通影片是孩時歡樂回憶,受人陷害的公主總會贏得王子的深情,被邪惡勢力脅迫的市井小民總能等到英雄相救。公主與英雄的形象是美好的,激勵人心和永不放棄的態度,深深地烙印在小時候對這個世界的想像與憧憬。

然而,小時候的我們終究會成長,當真實社會一層層剝掉世界的美麗糖衣,現實才真正的顯露出來,不合時宜的公主病與英雄夢,正一步一步衝擊人們的童年回憶。

今天我們耳熟能詳的童話故事多源自《格林童話》,由19世紀德國格林兄弟搜羅民間文學與神話故事而成,但因為原版內容過於爭議不為人們接受,於是兩兄弟將兒童不宜的內容編修潤飾,卻也掩蓋了故事最初記錄社會現實與人性探討的重要價值。

「童年的逆襲」一展邀請8位台灣當代藝術家,藉由藝術創作的詮釋,探討童話故事與英雄人物在現實生活中的嶄新樣貌,針對過度美好的假象進行深刻拆解,試圖把隱藏的真相揭露出來。逆襲是一種反擊的力量,當我們深信所有故事都有美好結局的期待,現實又會如何向我們反撲?

參展藝術家: Angela Chen、林慶芳Lin Ching-Fong、游孟書You Meng-Shu、黃瑞貞Huang Jui-Chen、黃沛涵Huang Pei-Hang、黃鈺軒Huang Yu-Hsuan、陳傑強TAN KENT KEONG、張凱翔Chang Kai-Hsiang

主辦單位:高雄市政府文化局 駁二當代館
協辦單位:靜慮藝術

 

More information:

CHINESE: http://pier-2.khcc.gov.tw/home02.aspx?ID=%243001&IDK=2&EXEC=D&DATA=3801&AP=%243001_HISTORY-0

ENGLISH: http://pier-2.khcc.gov.tw/eng/home02.aspx?ID=$3001&IDK=2&EXEC=D&DATA=2179&AP=$3001_HISTORY-0