(海報設計:盧雨杭)


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Unexpected Daily Delicacy of Art 


“Jingyue, Li, Female, Han Nationality, Yellow Skin, Black Hair, Height 155cm, Weight 45kg, Double Eye-lidded, Artist”

In the introduction, every word except the artist seems of daily life. As an artist, she has always made the often-seen daily life unexpected as if seven-colored bubbles coming out of the lake. The best way to see those bubbles is to listen to her and to behold her vivid works. Her works are not created to criticize phenomena or incidents taking place in society nor to reflect the dialectical poetry based on the philosophical system, standing out among creations made by other young domestic artists. Her art focuses on those unexpected delicate life scenes.

It may have something to do with her seven-year experiences abroad.

《無題》行為攝影 2013

自述:這是我第一次去馬賽的照片,事實上,我用相片的形式記錄了這一系列的行為。在這個充滿移民的城市,我遇見了住在街頭的一家人,這是個有嬰兒車,日用品的零時住所,這個家庭處於移民的第一步的窘迫裡,我不想用照片記錄這種窘迫,這很殘忍。於是我把自己的身體丟在了這個城市裡,地上,欄杆上,垃圾桶…為了理解他們的處境和這個城市物理上的真實。



“Master Degree from French Lance Higher School of Art and Design, Direction: Installation Art, Space Art, Food Design.”

This basic information introduces Jingyue Li's professional background, and we can use this to build a bridge to read her work. Jingyue studied the installation art in France systematically where the first art installation in human history appeared a century ago when the artist Marcel Duchamp completed his creation historically by putting a bicycle wheel upside down on a wooden stool. As a result, art began to shape forms outside of the shelf, and the daily ready-made products began to become the creative materials of artists. Therefore a system with new meanings is established due to the reorganization and transformation from “being daily” to “being unexpected”.

As futuristic artists say in their declarations, “Trying to use logic to explain everything precisely and explain its causality is a stupid idea. Because we are surrounded by a compound of intertwined reality that is mixed with chaos and disorder.” This “illogical” attitude seems to fit well into Jingyue Li's life and work. She has a wall in her studio full of creation theories but she adopts a doubtful attitude when she talks about her creations with chaotic and fragmented expressions, making it an unexpected pleasure for people to talk to her or to appreciate her works.

She always said "I am not sure" "Cannot explain" "I just want to say something." Therefore, there goes her exhibition.


《無題》裝置 2016

自述:頭髮是個自然生長的東西,不需要我們做什麼,當我緊張的時候,感覺頭髮都豎起來了,它們是最接近大腦和思考的,我頭髮上的迷你捲曲似乎在記錄著發生的一切,我把它們任意縫在布上,他們慢慢恢復了自己的樣子。我們真的什麼都不用做。



This is the theme of this solo exhibition and the core vocabulary surrounding the work of Jingyue Li. This exhibition shows the achievements of the artist in the half-year residency: “Eyes and Feet” and “RGB” are talking about the unexpected experience of watching. “Untitled” and “Animal Pond” are about unexpected materials, “Runway”, “Another space” is an unexpected experience of space. The artist carefully arranged the space, designed the audience's viewing route in order to reveal the unexpected in every work.

These works are another world created by the artist in accordance with the small universe of herself. Because all the materials and spaces are so common in daily life that normal experiences and daily memories of the audience can be induced. But the audience will find it hard to understand the normal daily scenes without a new perspective of watching and comprehending. Therefore, a new experience is generated in the interesting process.  

Isn’t it the embodiment of richness and creativity of art that grows out of the past experiences under expected premises? 

It is unusually significant and interesting to grow out of the experience and do something unexpected in this long and scorching summer. How would you like it?


 - Yanzi Hu Aug.11th,2018 in Huangjiaoping



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I have dedicated myself and my art creation to augmentation and connection of the fragments in my life that is tangible, seeable and interesting. For me, all the big matters in life arise from those little fragments and that is also my own life philosophy.   

I don’t define myself and confine to use any method or technology. I let my works to get together and talk about the presence and the meaning of the exhibition as I found out in my creation that my works are reflecting on me and explaining my thoughts and logic in my own world.  

For me, contemporary art is an encounter of presence and eternity. When I show off my work in the public, I can see my feelings fuse into the audience with the presence of space, temperature, and smell. This is an incident.   

Maybe I call myself an installation, but am I real? I am not sure. I just put my works into space and interact with the public as natural as I walk from my door to my living room, where I hope all the audience can feel the people, works, and space in the exhibition as if they walk by my own space.


- Jingyue Li



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教育背景

2016-2017: 在法國蘭斯高等藝術設計學院(L’ESAD-Reims),就讀研究生後(post-diplôme)食品設計專業。

2014-2016: 在法國蘭斯高等藝術設計學院(L’ESAD-Reims),就讀研究生(Master)藝術專業(Art), 並獲得法國國家高等造型藝術表現文憑(DNSEP)。主要課程:個人創作,藝術項目,實習,藝術史,藝術哲學, 個人研究方向:裝置藝術,空間藝術。

2011-2014: 進入法國蘭斯高等藝術設計學院(ESAD-Reims),就讀本科(Licence)藝術專業(Art), 獲得法國國家藝術造型文憑(DNAP)。主要課程:空間,布展,藝術項目,個人創作,攝影,影像,聲音,藝術史,藝術哲學


展覽經歷

2016,影像作品《紅色雕塑》參展法國圖盧茲Traverse影像節(Le festival Traverses Vidéo de Toulouse) 裝置作品《無題》,《無題》在蘭斯Saint-Remi博物館Format raisin2016畢業展中展出。

2015,影像作品《40kg》參展法國2015 VIDEOFORMES影像節。裝置作品《無題》《無題》於法國CAC/Passage de Troyes 當代藝術中心展出。

2014,影像作品《紅色雕塑》參加法國東部藝術學校影像節(VOST)。參加行為藝術《Buring the Books》於倫敦RED畫廊。

2012,影像作品《Le cri》參加法國Charleville-Mézières不眠夜藝術展。 

2009,作品《自戀》,《非恐怖視覺》獲得全國第二屆大學生藝術展演活動藝術作品甲組二等獎。 2008,作品《自戀》,《非恐怖視覺》獲得重慶市第二屆大學生藝術節展演繪畫專業組一等獎。



■ ■  The Part of  Past Works ■ ■ 


《無題》

裝置 2014

材料:毛線,木,水果,麵粉

6.3m×5m×2m

自述:我所能看見的時間是改變,不僅僅是外部的改變,它來自於內部和根本。這是一個從製作開始就一直在改變東西,貌相作為一個穿著的材料,用柔軟和女性的方式纏繞,在製作過程中我也留下了了手勢,時間。變質,流動的液體,變質的味道,它再現了活躍的腐敗,分解是生活的另一種形式。



《無題》

裝置 2016

材料:水泵,水桶,霧化噴頭,鮮榨紫甘藍汁

6.8m ×19.3m

自述:水循環是一場巨大的表演,雨落到土地裡,進入動物和植物的身體,成了它們的命,我截取了水循環的一節,拿走了植物的命,並用農業灌溉的方式噴灑在室內空間,它們無法進入土地,再次飄蕩在空中,觀眾進入空間,吸入肺裡,再造了一個循環。紫甘藍作為材料,它擁有自然也最化學的顏色,強烈的,紫紅色的汁液因為噴灑加強氧化變藍。它說著生命的循環,改變和力量。


《無題》

裝置 2016

濕潤陶泥,70g 紙

5.1m×4.3m

自述:我開始尋找一個自然和人工的平衡,泥土作為一個自然材料,常用於做飯自然的事,建築,製造,我模仿樹枝的基本型,放在薄紙上,紙慢慢吸收泥土的水分,捲曲,直到打碎”樹枝”。在自然和人工裡,我們不知道太多。



■ ■  Exhibition Information ■ ■ 


'' Say Something '' Solo Exhibition by Jingyue Li


Art Director: Tu Zeng

Curator: Yanzi Hu

Exhibition Assistances: Taomeng Cui, Yuanshuai 

Poster Design: Yuhang Lu


Resident Artist: Jingyue Li

Resident Period: 2017.11 - 2018.05

Openning Party: 2018.08.18(Sat) 19:30

Exhibition Time: 2018.08.18(Sun)-2018.09.02(Sun)

(Fri.-Sun.14:00-18:00)


Exhibition Location: Dimensions Art Center, Huangjueping, Chongqing


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