〈女身自主時代〉 ‘Female body empowerment’

文:梁嘉麗

行為藝術:以身體衝破禁忌

紋身和繩綁,是女性宣示身體主權的媒介,亦是來自外界、透過第三者加諸於自己身體的。然而,要掌握甚至運用身體作為反抗社會對女身單一、狹隘的想像,行為藝術就是最直白的表現。跨媒界藝術家魂游身材纖細,紥起馬尾就如小女孩,但在藝術界別中,她絕對不是唯唯諾諾的女孩,經常以自己的身體,表現出驚人的力量,令人反思女性身體在藝術乃至社會的角色和定位。在行為藝術家 Marina Abramovic 的電影放映前,魂游在講台上分享着自己的經驗,照片中的她,一絲不掛,在一張桌子上,移動着身體,以手臂和大腿的力量,從桌上攀到桌下然後回到桌上,身體綻放着光芒,呈現出女身的綫條和輪廓之美。作品《在桌上:向霜田誠二致敬》,是向霜田誠二的《在桌上》致敬,但重複的,卻只是那張桌子的設置,不論是概念抑或展現出來的美感,都跟「原著」大相逕庭。

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〈丁級 vs. 頂級〉’D for Distinction’

 

文:C&G

在香港的教育制度底下,「視覺藝術科」並非必修科,所以要很有興趣及潛質的人才會修讀「視覺藝術科」,才有較大優勢進入大學藝術系,才較易進入藝術圈,從而成為藝術家。因此,作為大學藝術系本科畢業身份的藝術家,當然會比並非挾藝術系本科畢業身份的藝術家多。從另一角度看,並非大學藝術系畢業都能夠在香港成為獨當一面的藝術家,在乎其對藝術是否抱有非比尋常的熱情。

by: C&G

’Visual Arts’ is not a compulsory subject in the education system of Hong Kong.  Generally speaking, only those who are talented or deeply interested in this subject would study this elective subject of Visual Arts.  Only they would then have an advantage to enter the Art department of universities.  Only they would then be able to easily reach the channel to go in the art world and become artists.  The number of artists who hold a Fine Arts degree, therefore, far exceeds the number of artists who do not have such academic background.  In other words, for one who does not hold an Arts degree, but want to become an outstanding artist, s/he must be extraordinarily passionate about art.

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我是丁級藝術家 I am a Grade D Artist

2011年,魂游應考了最後一屆香港中學會考視覺藝術科,以零畫技考取了丁級成績。2013年,經過兩年的繪畫訓練,魂游再接再厲應考了最後一屆香港高級程度會考視覺藝術科,同樣考取了丁級成績。求學不是求分數,但兩個考試制度的終結,斷定了一個藝術家無可駁回的等級,而這個等級又代表了怎樣的(藝術)制度?
wen yau sat the very last Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 2011 and obtained a Grade D in Visual Arts. After striving to learn painting for 2 years, wen yau sat the very last Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) in 2013 and obtained a Grade D in Visual Arts again. The two examinations are gone and replaced by a new system; and the grading of an artist will remain on her resume despite the effort and achievement she has made…

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