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NGV InternationalNGV国际馆

底楼

20 Sep 19 – 13 Apr 20

19年9月20日 - 20年4月13日

Open 10am–5pm daily开馆时间 10:00 – 17:00 每周开放七天

Brian Donnelly (born 1974), aka KAWS, is one of the most prominent and prolific artists of his generation. His body of work straddles the worlds of art, fashion and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street and public art, and fashion, graphic and product design. His work is infused with humour, humanity and affection for our times. Admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and colour-filled paintings, KAWS’s cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters are drawn from pop-culture animations and form a distinctive artistic vocabulary.

The exhibition title KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness foregrounds the emotional content of the artist’s work. Through his works KAWS celebrates generosity, support for others and the deep need we have for companionship. KAWS represents someone who is very much of our time in terms of working across contexts and in hybrid and collaborative ways, and his work presents an antidote or rejoinder to the increasingly toxic nature of public discourse and social media, and division within and across societies. He reminds us we need one another and that life should be lived as compassionately as possible to combat this ‘Age of Loneliness’, in the face of fear and hatred.

KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness is a major contribution to the growing international reputation of this contemporary artist. It follows KAWS’s recent solo presentations at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2016), the Yuz Museum Shanghai and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2017) and the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (2019). This exhibition introduces audiences to the full range of KAWS’s artistic output, including a newly commissioned monumental sculpture (his largest bronze sculpture to date), paintings reworking pop-culture figures and an impressive collection of human-scale sculptural figures. KAWS’s collaborations with other artists will be explored in the exhibition and those with major brands on display in the dedicated pop-up shop along with his own products.

An accompanying publication, available from December 2019, features a situating essay by exhibition curator Dr Simon Maidment and a specially commissioned essay by renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The book documents KAWS’s artistic practice across his whole career and incorporates installation documentation of the NGV exhibition.

生于1974年的布莱恩·唐纳利(又名KAWS)是他那一代人中最杰出和多产的艺术家之一。他的作品融合了各种艺术和设计形式,包括绘画、壁画、大型雕塑、街道和公共艺术以及图形和产品设计。

他的作品里溶入了幽默、人性以及对于我们这个时代的热爱。KAWS因其超越现实的雕塑和色彩丰富的绘画而备受赞赏,他混合了几代人熟知的流行文化动画中的卡通人物和人类角色,形成了独特的艺术语言。

展览名为《KAWS:孤独时代的陪伴》突出了艺术家作品的情感内容。通过作品,KAWS表达出了慷慨、支援他人以及我们对陪伴的深切需要等等情绪。

KAWS正是我们这个时代的一个缩影,他在多同背景下、以融合和协作的方式创作;他的作品是对日益恶毒的公共话语和社交媒体、以及社会内部和跨社会分裂的一剂解毒剂或一种回应。

他提醒我们,人们是彼此需要的;面对恐惧和仇恨,我们在生活中应该尽可能地充满同情心,并以此对抗这个“孤独的时代”。

对于这位国际声誉不断提升的当代艺术家,《KAWS:孤独时代的陪伴》是锦上添花之作。此前KAWS的最近几次个人展出是2016年在约克郡雕塑公园和沃思堡现代艺术博物馆、2017年在上海余德耀美术馆和圣路易斯当代艺术博物馆,以及2019年在香港当代艺术基金会。

本展览向观众介绍了KAWS的全系列艺术作品,包括一个新委托创作的大型雕塑(他迄今为止最大的青铜雕塑)、重塑流行文化人物形象的画作、以及一系列令人印象深刻的真人大小的塑像。

本展览将探究KAWS与其他艺术家的合作,展出的主要合作品牌以及该艺术家自己的产品将一同在快闪专卖店出售。

与之配套的出版物将于2019年12月出版,其中包括策展人西蒙·梅德门博士的一篇介绍文章和加拿大著名作家玛格丽特·阿特伍德的一篇特约文章。这本书记录了KAWS整个职业生涯的艺术实践,并包含了NGV展览的艺术装置记录文献。

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The NGV Kids program is generously supported by: The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees, Fox Family Foundation, Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations, The Neilson Foundation and Canson Australia.

Works in this exhibition are protected under the Australian Government's Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme. Find out more