本次展览“你的生活，我的梦想”是啾小组2019年到2020年持续创作的一个艺术计划。其中，现场表演作品《你的生活》以改革开放之前中国内地上演“大逃港”为背景，这段历史在上一辈人的口述中栩栩如生。结合现场表演和多媒体，该作品以工作室拍摄现场的形式呈现了一段深港边境的水上追溯。演员、舞者、艺术家们自身、以及观众各皆扮演不同角色，又互有推拉关系。这一场表演是此时代背景下，以现代且幽默的方式对时代离散的命运的追溯。这是一出舞台剧，一次排练，一场派对，又是一次对现实的反向思考。装置作品《好事自然来》则源自Remy Martin XO干邑白兰地一句耳熟能详的广告词：“人头马一开，好事自然来”——在遥远的中国也能感受到贵族气质；改革开放之初的风云变幻让这个酒有了更多的含义，如好事=桃花、横财、升官、喜事、幸运等。吉利，顺口，容易记住，也是地位的象征。
啾小组 Jiu Society
他们是改革开放的实验产物，也是离散文化的子嗣。在无厘头的享乐主义下，除了偶尔的焦虑与怀疑，啾感觉好极了。于是他们尝试发声，一种不确定而细碎的声响，“啾”。小组由三位成员组成，他们是方迪、嵇昊和金浩钒。三位年轻艺术家都是生长于深圳这个移民城市的新一代深圳人，深圳对于他们而言不再是父辈眼中“挣钱的地方”，他们围绕着“深圳”这个他们自己的城市用年轻的视角重新审视和发声。近期展览包括： “深圳大饭店”，华人艺术中心，曼彻斯特，英国（2019个展）；“热烟流——2019珠三角艺术单位观察展澳门站”， 后牛房实验场 ，澳门，中国（2019）；“上海双年展：禹步”，上海，中国（2018）；“深港城市/建筑双城双年展”，深圳，中国（2017）； “加油站Ⅸ: 大起大落”，Vanguard画廊，上海，中国（2017）。
Your Life, My Dream
Artist:Jiu Society (Fang Di, Ji Hao, Jin Haofan)
Vernissage:January 14th, 16:00-19:00, 2020
Venue:Room 204, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai, China
Tel:+86 21 52522551
As the beginning of the new year, Vanguard Gallery is presenting Jiu Society’s solo exhibition Your Life, My Dream on January 14th. The exhibition will last until March 29th, 2020. Jiu Society is a collective of three artists who grew up and currently work in Shenzhen. Their artistic practice often explores urban migration, focusing on the development of visual culture and renovation of cities and communities. Their work is in search of a balance between collective memory and city branding, and further, investigates the contradiction of social relations and microeconomic structures based on the so-called urban identity.
This exhibition "Your Life…" is the first part of Jiu Society's new project "Your Life, My Dream" that they are currently developing – inspired and prefaced by the "Great Escape" from mainland China through where Shenzhen presently stands, before the country's Reform and Opening Up, a history orally passed down from the older generation. With a multimedia installation and live performances, "Your Life…" presents a scene of a police chase on the water at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border in the form of a live studio shoot. The actors, dancers, artists, and the audience will all play different roles that have a tension of opposites from one another. This exhibition positions as a play, a rehearsal, a party, and a reflection of reality and fate. Installation work “Good Things Happen” is inspired by famous advertisement pitch line“Good things happen to those who share Remy Martin” by Remy Martin back in the 90s. A western noble temperament was thus imported along the brand: individual vicissitudes under the Opening and Reform Policy has endowed Remy Martin with more meanings such as “good things”, including luck in love life, windfalls, promotion, or simply being lucky. It is auspicious, catchy, and also a statement of social class.
About the Artist
Definition of the word 'Jiu': a sound, one of animals, insects or birds.
Jiu Society considers themselves an experimental product of Reform and Opening Up, and also sons of the “dispersed culture.” In the name of nonsensical hedonism, despite occasional anxieties and doubts, Jiu feels very good. So, they tried to make themselves heard, by making an uncertain and small sound, Jiu. The group consists of three members, Fang Di, Ji Hao and Jin Haofan. The three young artists were all born and raised as a new generation of Shenzhen citizens in this city of migrants. Shenzhen, to them, is no longer what it was to their parents – a place to make money. They gather in Shenzhen, this city of their own, and to observe it from their own perspective. Recent exhibitions include: Lost in Shenzhen, the Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK (2019 solo exhibition); HOT FLOWS – Pearl River Delta Arts Retrospective in Macau， Post – Ox Warehouse Experimental Site, Macau, China (2019); Shanghai Biennale: Proregress, Shanghai, China (2018); Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, China (2017); GAS STATION Ⅸ: dà qǐ dà luò, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2017 duo exhibition).