COSPACE与None Project将从2023年3月11日至5月14日联合呈现《半盐半咸》。此次将展出陈轩荣、高珊、黄立言、刘志成、孟煌、伍伟、张兰坡的多件作品。高珊的作品将在None Project独立展出。盐是客观物质，咸是味觉感知。这次我们邀请艺术家们提供一组作品，同时再用另外的媒介回应这组作品的议题。在思考与创作的过程中产生略微的变化。我们希望通过这种古怪且饶有趣味的形式，为观者提供将同议题的作品进行对比和与其相互对话的机会。
COSPACE and None Project will hold "Half Salt Half Salty" from March 11th to May 14th, 2023. Many works by Chen Xuanrong, Gao Shan, Huang Liyan, Liu Zhicheng, Meng Huang, Wu Wei, and Zhang Lanpo will be exhibited this time. Salt is an objective substance, and salty is a taste perception. This time we invite artists to provide a set of works, and at the same time use another medium to respond to the subjects of this set of works. Slight changes occur in the process of thinking and creation. We hope that through this quirky yet interesting approach, we can provide audiences with the opportunity to compare and dialogue with works on the same subject.
Salt is an objective existence in the material world. If the daily salt intake is too little, there is a risk of hair turning white; if too much, it is easy to cause diseases such as high blood pressure. Therefore, neither too much nor too little salt is advisable. As for whether it is salty or not, there is not only the premise of salt intake but also the acquired feeling cultivated by long-term taste training, survival needs, material acquisition, and other comprehensive factors. Salt and saltiness are the premises of each other.
The fame of many artists is obtained from a certain material medium. Their creations endow the medium with new meaning, making the medium no longer the original physical material but the artist's own "flesh" in art—like salt and the taste of salt. And all the sweetness in the world can't get rid of its thinness, superficiality, inherent falseness, and greasy. You see, things that are too sweet usually can't escape the dreadful ending.
These seven participating artists have always been at the forefront of contemporary art. They are of different ages and focus, but they all maintain due sincerity, vigilance, and tension in life, brave and reserved, just like using half of the salt when cooking. These artists do not condone art, let alone the exhibition. Therefore, we conducted a small experiment, in which the artist used a second medium and a third person's perspective to respond to the keywords of his own creation and to taste the saltiness of his own art. Half-salt and half-salty are the premises of each other in the artist.
As how salty it is? Is left to you to taste slowly between the layers of art.
陈轩荣，G220.127.116.11 (The Restroom)，150 x 200 cm，布面丙烯，2020
Chen Xuanrong, G18.104.22.168 (The Restroom), Acrylic on canvas
高珊，床垫，108 x 90 x 26 cm，玻璃钢调色、石蜡、蜂蜡，2021
Gao Shan, Mattress, Colored FRP, Paraffin Wax, Beeswax
黄立言，未出场的欲，80 x 80 cm，布面油画，2023
Huang Liyan, Unshown Desire, Oil on canvas
刘志成，当我凝视，布面油画，100 x 120 cm， 2023
Liu Zhicheng, When I Stare, Oil on canvas
孟煌，空间-13，50 x 40 cm，布面油画，2014
Meng Huang, Space-13, Oil on canvas
伍伟，生命树-3，30 x 40 cm，木板上画布丙烯、纸张，2022
Wu Wei, Lifetree-3, Oil on canvas on wooden board, Paper