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Zhang Peili

2010 杰出成就奖 张培力 参展 30X30
2010 杰出成就奖 张培力 参展 标准翻译
2010 杰出成就奖 张培力 参展 阵风
1957年生于杭州,是中国第一代录象艺术家。1988年,中国第一件录像艺术作品《30×30》在他手中诞生,从此张培力为中国艺术写下了一个新的坐标。1991年上海衡山路的某地下车库举办的一场小型当代艺术展览上,张培力带来了他第二部录像作品《卫字3号》,这也是录像艺术在中国首次进行公开展示。从此,张培力将在西方产生仅几十年,仍在发展中的新媒体影像艺术引入中国——这件事迟早要有人去做,张培力站在了先锋的位置,并坚持到今天。作为’85新艺术运动的一名干将,他的绘画作品在80年代中期已经有了不小的名气,之后的影像则将他送进了中国最前卫艺术家的行列,之后一直到现在,大多中国影像作品里面都脱不了“张氏语言”的影子。现在中国的新艺术能够在世界占据一席之地,正因为张培力等人的尝试和努力。近二十年来,张培力的作品曾在纽约现代艺术博物馆、汉堡火车站国家美术馆、第45届和第48届威尼斯双年展、第3届亚大当代艺术三年展,第11届悉尼双年展、第4届里昂双年展、第4届光州双年展等多处展出,用影像这种直观的手段表达中国艺术家的观念、现状,扭转其它国家人们对中国的误解和滞后的认识,从很大程度上来说,正是这些不需要语言翻译的艺术作品,才能够让人们直观地从中感受到真正的中国。他的早期作品《游泳者》,《今晚没有爵士乐》则是他最负盛名的架上绘画作品。目前他在杭州中国美术学院任教。



Jury’s statement

Zhang Peili has been a leading figure in the Chinese contemporary art scene for since the mid-1980s. Utilizing video as his main medium,he is largely considered as the first Chinese video artist and has influenced generations of artists across the country.

Zhang Peili focuses his work on exposing the paradoxical relationship between man and the world. The world is unfathomable. And our existence is a permanent negotiation with ontological anxiety. Human efforts to understand it begin from a position of isolation and result in a profound sense of pointlessness. This manifests the state of mind of a generation of Chinese who grew up in the transition from a closed and stagnant Cultural Revolution to cultural liberation,social reform and the current globalisation. However,he sees these changes as ultimately idle and absurd. Inspired by major modern figures such as Bertolt Brecht and Samuel Beckett,he has developed a language that emphasizes distanced,neutral position in order to create a space that allows him more freed〇m to ponder upon the relationship between man and the world. With now historically significant piece like “30X30” (1988),“Uncertain Pleasure”(1996),“Magician”(2002),and more recent “Mute” (2008) and “ A Gust of Wind” (2009),numerous others,Zhang Peili has produced a large,complex and powerful body of work. Over the time,his work has evolved towards overwhelming spatialisations of this vision. His meticulous and precise explorations of cinematographic language and technological possibilities provided by the new media further perfect his imaginations and expressions. They are increasingly endowed with a profoundly compelling quality of poesy,and even epic-ness…

Zhang Peili’s mode of artistic production,while pursuing ultimate sophistication,generates a quasi—philosophical mode of perception,reflection and expression. It’s widely embraced by a great part of the art community and referred by them as a rich source of inspiration. The emerging generation including Yang Fudong,Yang Zhenzhong,Lu Chunsheng,Kan Xuan,etc. who are now gaining great local and global recognitions are all influenced by this master. More importantly,Zhang Peili is the main founder of the first new media department in the Chinese art education system. His pedagogical efforts have been immensely fruitful…