第七届深港城市 \ 建筑双城双年展，盐田分展场
Village as Kitchen
The 7th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Yantian Sub-venue
2017.12.22 - 2018.3.3
艺术板块参展人：赵谦、李建林、陶辉、蔡磊、Luigi Laurenzi/意大利、唐菡&周霄鹏、徐坦、方圆、Post-Museum (Woon Tien Wei & Jennifer Teo)/新加坡、孙犁、江宜臻&刘达、梁曼琪、徐绮浓、宋冬、蒋国远&艺邦成、杨勇、大瓜（李月溪）&李珊珊
Curators: Doreen Heng Liu, Yang Yong
Organizer: Shenzhen Yantian District Government
Co-organizer: Yantian Administration Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources
Artists: Cai Lei, Chi-De-ReallyWant, Fang Yuan, Jack Lee Kin Lam, Jiang Guoyuan & Yi Bang Cheng Art, Jiang Yizhen & Liu Da, KINO HSU, Liang Manqi, Luigi Laurenzi, Post-Museum (Woon Tien Wei & Jennifer Teo), Song Dong, Sun Li, Tang Han & Zhou Xiaopeng, Tao Hui, Xu Tan, Yang Yong, Zhao Qian
而在当代艺术史中，食物成为艺术的创作材料并不罕见，更有艺术家把厨房搬进美术馆成为其创作的一部分，从德国艺术家约瑟夫•博伊斯(JosephkBeuys)的观念行为作品《蜜蜂泵》，到美国艺术家菲力克斯•冈萨雷斯-托雷斯(Felix Gonzalez-Torres)的装置作品《无题(今日美国)》，而泰国艺术家里克立•提拉瓦尼(Rirkritk Tiravanija)则是成为第一个在现代艺术博物馆(MoMA)生火做菜的艺术家，他一边端着锅烹饪，一边请助手将盛好的饭菜分发给来到 MOMA参观的客人。当然，食物还可以被用来阐释或调侃艺术史，例如普鲁登斯•斯泰特(PrudenceStaite)用巧克力糖仿制安迪•沃霍尔(Andy Warhol)的梦露像。
六号楼聚集了旅居柏林的艺术家周宵鹏和唐涵关于菜谱美学的研究和互动作品；常年在珠三角与美国往返的徐坦关于植物学研究的双频录像作品；北京的蔡磊呼应了大梅沙村建筑视觉的装置；还有另外一个来自北京的媒体组合“吃的ReallyWant”用十分接地气的特刊杂志及定期特别活动来呈现她们对南方地域独特的饮食与习俗的研究与表达。临近的七号楼里，来自意大利的设计师、艺术家Luigi用一种最生活介入的方式对种植空间和形态的独特设计；东京方圆的摄影镜头找到与大梅沙村尺度和氛围颇为接近的异国场地；新加坡的组合Woon Tien Wei & Jennifer Teo深入到大梅沙村雄伟而神秘的树，寻找不同的内心生活。再往里走，能体验八号楼里深圳艺术家孙犁用串联起来的四件不同媒介的作品，表达物与物之间的转换；九号楼的刘达与江宜臻在用他们的西方体验和东方记忆叠加表达着新文化下的演变与生长；上海的梁曼琪依据房屋自身空间进行因地制宜的创作；台湾的徐绮浓充满温情的响宴和乡宴。而回到榕树广场，十号楼里，北京艺术家宋冬在世界各地实现的“吃城市”系列作品的深圳版出现在展厅。
In this creative and diversified contemporary urban life, foods and cultivation seem to have become vehicles of spiritual expression rather than simply something to meet physical needs. If a city can be metaphorically compared to a family, its spaces can be further divided into sections labeled respectively as “living room”, “bedroom”, etc. In this edition’s Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), we compare Dameisha Village of Yantian District (or other urban villages alike) to a “kitchen” for it still gives worldly warmth as a rarely seen historic village preserved and helplessly sighing amid the rapid development of the contemporary society, and more importantly for it embodies cultural and humanistic values as an irreplaceable bridge linking both the past and the future.
In the history of contemporary art, foods are no stranger as art ingredients, and some artists even move their kitchens into art museums as part of their work. From “Honey Pump”, the conceptual and performance work created by German artist Joseph Beuys, to “Untitled (USA Today)”, an installation by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, the list could go on and on. Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija went one step further to become the first artist who simply cooked in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). He was cooking with his pan in hand while having his assistant serve the prepared meal to visitors to MoMA. Certainly, food could also be used to interpret or ridicule the history of art, and Prudence Staite’s reproduction of Andy Warhol’s Monroe with chocolate is a case in point.
Artistic and architectural curators of the UABB Yantian Exhibition 2017 invites about 30 artists, architects and directors from various countries, regions and backgrounds to make site-specific works of art tailored to Dameisha Village—the venue of this edition’s UABB Yantian. Such a selection of exhibition venues, seen from a contemporary perspective, is as much a dialogue on civilizations and conflicts as it is a unique experience of symbiosis. The intervention of art is a practice at another level manifesting the exhibition’s theme “Village as Kitchen”. Specifically, we will enter the public spaces and some residences and take such actions as art making, planting and cooking, to make spatial and food production, and to incorporate mediums such as installation, photography and mural into the wealth of local historic and cultural heritage, leading people into a magical journey of vision and tastes.
Presented along the 500-meter pathway for visitors in Dameisha Village is a visual-art version of “A Bite of Yantian”(there is a very popular food TV documentary called “A Bite of China”). Jiang Guoyuan, an artist from Shenzhen works with children to paint murals on the landscape and life in Yantian District on the facade of House No. 2, and inside the same building Zhao Qian, an architect, chef and watercolorist creates his watercolor diary on culinary research. House No. 3 houses two works. One is a special collection by Hong Kong artist Jack Lee Kin Lam, which is made based on Yantian’s scenes and historic pictures. The other is a video installation created by Beijing artist Tao Hui, which incorporates collective memories and experiences.
House No. 6 gathers a different ensemble including a collection of experimental and interactive works on the aesthetics of recipe by Zhou Xiaopeng and Tang Han, two Chinese artists living in Berlin; a double-channel video on botanical research by Xu Tan, an artist who travels regularly between the Pearl River Delta and United States; a Beijing artist Cai Lei’s installation presents the architecture of Dameisha Village as well as the work made by a media collective “Chi-De-ReallyWant” from Beijing that investigates and presents the down-to-earth and unique cuisine and customs of South China through their special issues of magazines and regular special events. In the adjacent House No.7, Luigi Laurenzi, an Italian designer and artist presents his unique design of the planting spaces and their configuration with an intervention approach blended seamlessly into everyday life; Tokyo-based photographer Fang Yuan captures places that resembles Dameisha Village in terms of dimensions and atmosphere; the Singaporean duo of Woon Tien Wei & Jennifer Teo delves in the magnificent and mysterious trees in Dameisha Village in search of different inner worlds. House No. 8, located further inside the village, exhibits four pieces of different mediums connected by Sun Li, an artist from Shenzhen who intends to illustrate the conversion among things; in House No. 9, Liu Da and Jiang Yizhen depict the evolution and growth of new cultures based on their experience with the West and the memories of the East while Liang Manqi from Shanghai displays her site-specific work tailored to the spaces within the building. Xu Qi from Taiwan, serves a heartwarming feast and rural banquet. Back to Building No. 10 in Banyan Square, Beijing artist Song Dong displays his Shenzhen version of his “Eating the City” Project materialized in many different parts of the world.
Foods and Art have been historically connected in reality. This exhibition presents a wide variety of brilliant sensual works and creates unique dialogues among artworks, foods, village spaces and cultivation. Artists and architects have interpreted the rich connotations and remarkable varieties of the “kitchen” spaces, rendering Dameisha Village even more indispensably significant in the city of Shenzhen. By jointly exploring an untapped potential for future urban villages and presenting visible transformations, those artists and architects have created a unique form of “Cities, Growing in Difference”, leaving Yantian District different samples of artistic lifestyles for reference.
/ 戏剧 · 共生之树
Multi-media Theater Dance Symbiotic Tree
Scriptwriter: Yang Yong
Director: Deng Chenchao
Consultant: Gao Guangjian
Dancers: Students from the Performance Department and the Choreography Department of Shenzhen University
The Curators’Kitchen—The Thanksgiving Banquet on the Chinese Lantern Festival
Shenzhen-Hong Kong Art Development Forum