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2012年5月22日 星期二

Art HK 2011 Retrospective 7

There were quite a number of art pieces which consist of giving a different feel to otherwise quite ordinary objects of everyday life by covering them or spraying them with foam like injection materials.


A table with cups, dishes, bottles, cans with swivel office chairs with two "trees" around it in coated white foam.



A similar idea but painted/sprayed yellow. Another example of what has been called "conceptual art"?



This is a really huge model of the famous Tibetan palace done in ox hide, wood and iron by Liu Wei, in 2011 called probably tongue-in-cheek "Don't Touch"!




The rear of the suspended structure.




This is another relatively large metallic creation called "D-11 Scale Model 2.0 2008" made with laser cut stainless steel




There were smaller sculptures too, like this "Still Life 9 " by Han Op de Beeck, 2010.



By contrast, this sculpture is much smaller and its subject more exotic. It's "Spider Home 2002" by Louise Bourgeois.



You would never have guessed with what kind of material this untitled sculpture by Giuseppe Gabellone in 2005 was made. It's made with aluminium powder, tobacco and vinyl glue!



A yellow tray with broken egg shells upon a newspaper with streaks of yellow egg yolk everywhere! This is "Vassoio" by Bertozzi and Casoni.




There were mobile sculptures too, like this this wind mill with electrical device done in wires and feathers, called "Zen of Ara" 2010 by Rebecca Horn.

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There is also a photo of a "performance art" piece done by Marina Abramovic at the Guggenheim Museum in 2005 called "Entering the Other Side"



I believe that this is called "Wind Tunnel" 2008 by Inka Essenhigh, a very imaginative work probably inspired by some kind of myth.



This is a painting in the surrealistic tradition. It's called simply "R, 2009" by Liu Ye. 



But there were artists using traditional materials in new ways too. This looks remarkably like the lacquered surface of a bowl. Like the most unusual dragon face and its color.



This unusual sculpture in bronze is called is metal is called "Winter".; a wrapped tree sapling and a peasant worshipper.



There were some unhappy paintings too like this one, Mariano Ching's "Man with Three Eyes"



Emperor B's Walk to Paradise by Luis Lorenzana.


"Duke Joyful Bleeder Portrait 1" by the same artist.



"Duke Joyful Bleeder Portrait 2" by the same artist. Is he being ironic?



By contrast, this dye transfer print was much less disturbing. It's named simply "Orchid, 1987" by Robert Mapplethorpe.