潮汐時間表:瑪莉娜・克魯斯 | 7.16-10.17|關渡美術館


展期2021/7/16(Fri.)-10/17(Sun.)
開放時間 / 週二至週日10:00-17:00 (週一暨國定假日休館)
地點 / 關渡美術館
主辦單位 / 關渡美術館
協辦單位 / 安卓藝術策展人:派崔克.佛洛雷斯

《潮汐時間表:瑪莉娜.克魯斯》是藝術家於台灣首度大型個展,由受邀擔任2022年「第59屆威尼斯國際美術雙年展」台灣館策展人–派崔克.佛洛雷斯(Patrick Flores)進行策畫,將呈現瑪莉娜.克魯斯(Marina Cruz)最觸動人心、帶有逼視感的家族歷史衣物微型細節特寫之大型油畫創作,與拼貼、攝影、文字、刺繡等多重融合技法與媒材,完整展示藝術家二十餘年間創作過程中的各個面相。家族故事與存物記憶是克魯斯二十多年來持續編織的一張創作之網,這張網除了交織著藝術家的母系三代故事外,也織紡入觀者欣賞作品時所勾起的各種回憶。它就像一個有機體般的不斷成長,以聚焦於衣物細節與表情的各種樣貌,持續演繹出一幅幅交揉著女性身體與生命、時間與記憶、歷史與傷痕的人生風景。由於克魯斯住家的房子經歷過多次洪水,這種自然現象既是危難也是慣例。她將水災留下的污跡記錄在畫中,把災難發生的日子寫在記錄潮汐的表格裡。藝術家透過這種獨特的方式,展示了人類在應對自然變化過程中的滄桑經歷。在目前全球都壟罩在疫情的挑戰中,克魯斯表示:「疫情同時也改變了我對空間的感知,讓我理解家屋是如此重要。現在定義的家是建築物,家人是與你同住的人,但其實遠超於此,他們是我們觀察世界的基本架構,像是我們社會群體的微縮,我們如何理解家人與建構家屋對我們的心理健康有極大的影響,它可以偵測我們幸福的程度,小小的事件都會影響每天的生活,…。我時時刻刻提醒自己,這波疫情如同生命終會消逝一樣,未知也無法預測,身於其中我深感生命的渺小,我們必須學習尊重與臣服我們所信仰更高形式的存在,對我來說,我們的生命都在神的手中,我由衷希望疫情過後,因為共苦使我們成為對互相與對世界都更好的人。」大環境的現況,之於回應策展人將這次展覽命名為《潮汐時間表》,不僅扣合了克魯斯的生命故事,也隱喻了藝術家的善感被濃縮在潮汐表裡頭,以及大自然中的潮起潮落與歷史的變遷。

藝術家簡介:
在瑪莉娜.克魯斯的作品中可以看到單一圖像的多層次表現,她傾向在每個展覽中使用多樣化且帶有歷史記憶與意涵的系列材質,將創作者自我表徵注入作品。這種精確的呈現方式、展出的物品與圖像的來源,以及私密的家族歷史事件與筆下描繪物件的歷史回憶,如同蠶蛹般將克魯斯層層環繞,模糊中帶著清晰,愈發令人嚮往。儘管她刻意使用懷舊的古事物與生活過往,克魯斯的作品無疑可以被界定為細膩的當代藝術,因為它們主要關注的是所繪製對象的本質,以及其背後實際事件的衝突。這樣看似可觸卻無形的情感來自於藝術家發現的舊衣與老照片,這些承戴著家族的舊物成為她創作的靈感基礎。透過重新詮釋雙胞胎母親與阿姨的舊衣裳,藝術家處理了歷史與人的記憶故事,那些服飾如同是探索生命傳承的媒介。她繪畫的過程就像一個人的記憶,縱使斑駁,卻仍舊在難以理解的詞語描繪下逐漸明朗清晰。瑪莉娜.克魯斯1982年生於菲律賓哈干萊,布拉干省,現居於此。克魯斯2003年以優異的cum laude榮譽畢業自菲律賓大學藝術學院。她在2008年以作品《刺繡的風景》(Embroidered Landscape of my mothers life: a Biography)獲得菲律賓艾騰尼奧藝術大獎 (Ateneo Art Awards),而後受到矚目並且開始活躍於國際藝術舞台。除了菲律賓之外,她的作品亦於國際間許多地方展出,包括台灣、義大利、德國與法國。

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 【Tide Table: Marina Cruz- Exhibition Tour 】
 Time:2021/08/14 (SAT) 3pm- 4:30pm
 Venue:Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, 4F
 For online appointment and related regulations, please link to the following website:https://kdmofa.tnua.edu.tw/en/mod/course/index.php……
Following the special exhibition of Yoshitomo Nara, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (KdMoFA) has collaborated with Mind Set Art Center (MSAC) to present a heavyweight exhibition: “Tide Table” by Filipino female artist Marina Cruz. This will be Cruz’s first museum show in Taiwan and a fruit of her long-term collaboration with MSAC, which has built a deep engagement in Asian contemporary art and unique tastes in art selection, it serves as the trustworthy platform for collectors. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Patrick Flores, who will serve as the chief curator for Taiwan at the 59th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2022. The show presents a collection of vital artworks from the artistic practice of Marina Cruz, which involves diverse artistic techniques and media. The artworks on display include paintings on canvases, fabric collages, laminated photos, and embroidery evoked by the artist’s personal history intertwined with the biography of her house comprehensively. Altogether, the collection showcases a variety of aspects of her artistic career spanning over more than 20 years.Marina Cruz grew up with her maternal grandmother in an old house as her parents were both busy working. During her youth, she developed a deep connection with the historical objects of her family, the old house and the maternal genealogy. Cruz’s practice focuses on the motif of familial memories and existence of life. With fine strokes and elegant lines, Cruz paints the vintage clothes that the family elders sewed by hand. The practice allows her to record details of her residence and to awaken parts of her personal history. The house was also subject to frequent floods, a natural phenomenon that was considered both a disaster and a routine occurrence. Cruz records the stains left by the floods and the dates of these incidents in a time table. The unique record is her way of presenting the trials and tribulations that humans go through in tackling changes in nature. The curator has named the exhibition “Tide Table” as a way to reflect Cruz’s life story and to hint that the artist has condensed much of her sentiments, as well as the shifts in nature and history, in the tide table.▍ About the Artist
In Marina Cruz’s works, both the method of display and the individual images operate simultaneously on several different levels. She is predisposed in each exhibition to use her diverse collection of antique, nominal, and semantic material in such a way as to bring into attention some characteristic of painterly representation. The astute presentational tactics; the devices of display and the source of her imagery; the recollection of events in her family history and the history of her depicted objects, pile the many layers in Marina Cruz that are waiting to be surfaced and understood. For this reason, notwithstanding her intentionally nostalgic use of old things and old lives, we suitably recognize Cruz’s practice as a meticulously contemporary one, primarily concerned with the conflicting nature of the painted object and the actual event behind it: the visibility and invisibility of its subject; the simultaneously physical and yet ethereal nature of the painted image. There’s a flair of a simultaneously tangible but untouchable presence felt in the photographs uncovered by Cruz and her grandmother from more than fifty years ago which serve as the source for her paintings. She deals with the stories of survival and recapture of the dresses of her twin mother and aunt which she summons in her exploration of the life and after-life that inhabits these objects. Her painting process, like one’s memory, is often faintly trailed, recognizable under her elusive lexis of portraiture.Born 1982 in the Philippines, Marina Cruz graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines. She was the Grand Prize Winner of the Philippine Art Awards and of the Philip Morris Awards in 2008. She was awarded the Asian Fellowship Grant by the Freeman Foundation Vermont Studio Art Center in the USA, and the Residency Grant by the La Trobe Visual Arts Center in Australia. In 2012, Cruz was named as one of the 13 Artists Awardees by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Taipei, Paris, Germany, and the Philippines, to name a few.※ In response to pandemic prevention measures, the opening reception is changed to exhibition doors open, no refreshments will be served. On entering the gallery, please comply with COVID-19 prevention measures:
– Wear a mask at all times
– Complete the COVID-19 registration
– Sanitize hands with alcohol[ Tide Table ] Marina Cruz Solo Exhibition
Curator: Dr. Patrick Flores
Dates | 16 July(Fri.) – 17 October(Sun.) 2021
Opens | 10:00 – 17:00 *closed on Monday and National Holidays
Venue | Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
Organizer: Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
Co-organizer: MSAC


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