I Mean It When I Say XXX
duration_ July 7–August 18, 2018
opening_ Saturday, July 7, 5–8 PM
opening_ Saturday, July 7, 5–8 PM
Gallery Vacancy将于2018年7月7日至8月18日与来自东京的Misako & Rosen一同参与首届Condo Shanghai的展览项目。参展作品分别来自Gallery Vacancy的艺术家西村有、张子飘、王茜瑶，和来自Miksako & Rosen的艺术家Fergus Feehily、Margaret Lee、与南川史门。Condo Shanghai的共享画廊模式在给予了这些来自不同背景的六位艺术家意外碰撞的可能的同时，也正静候一场自说自话的、毫无交集的狂欢。"I Mean It When I Say XXX"正揭示了流淌在表达前意识与表达后结果间的差异缝隙。如果这场狂欢的输出是自我辩护的审判现场，那么六位艺术家也正凭借着各式各样的方式，手持着各式各样的证据语言试图解释他们是如何处理和面对在时间、记忆、或不可预测的情感等不同维度间表达差异的矛盾。"I Mean It When I Say XXX"也恰好在这个既严肃又荒诞的语境中呈现了这六位艺术家是如何庆祝这场审判，又是如何在各自表达辩解的话语尽头意外相遇。
Fergus Feehily的作品关注行为背后的焦虑感。笔触的细微与随意寻找到的木料为画布携带着其本身不可更改的矛盾特质。Feehily的作品也以此迫使着观众用近距离去观察这些在不可长久保存的物质媒介中的无法预测的感知意外。其个展包括：2010年Misako & Rosen的"内陆"和2012年都柏林The Douglas Hyde Gallery的"天堂"等等。1968年出生于爱尔兰都柏林，现生活工作于柏林。
Margaret Lee的作品试图在基于中立的立场上超越个人经验。她关注并探讨日常物品通过意外的连接是如何产生原有功能的缺失和以此激发的不对等的欲望。2016年，Margaret Lee于哈佛大学Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts举办个展"de, da do … da"，同年于香港都爹利会馆（Duddell’s）举办与美国达拉斯艺术博物馆（Dallas Museum of Art, DMA）共同策划的"Duddell’s x DMA: Concentrations HK: Margaret Lee"个展。1980年出生于纽约，现工作生活于纽约。
南川史门除了绘画之外，还专注于摄影、雕塑、行为艺术等不同媒介领域。其作品始终都处于一种未完成的状态以呈现绘画的退化回归。南川史门曾于2015年参与在杜塞尔多夫K21的行为艺术"Two-Way Mirror Hedge, Almost Complete Circle"，同年参与慕尼黑Brandhorst美术馆"繪畫2.0"群展。南川史门于2013年在东京Misako & Rosen举办个展"This Is Our Music"，并于2014年在芝加哥Shane Campbell Gallery举办个展"Blank, Map, Snow"。1972年出生于东京，现生活工作于东京和纽约。
西村有善用多重透视，在绘画过程中不断变换视点，试图寻找并还原记忆深处的画面，从而在情节的累加的与此同时制造出了时间的滞后。西村有分别于2016年和2017年获得FACE与Koji Kinutani大奖。他曾参与第四及第五届的"现代地方谭"群展，和在东京Komagome SOKO及KAYOKOYUKI的群展"Spring Fever"和"Winter Show"等等。西村有将在2018年十月于金沢21世纪美术馆举办"Aperto 09 Nishimura Yu"个展。1982年生于日本神奈川，现生活工作于神奈川。
王茜瑶凭借特定时间的状态，经历和感受来审视自身的生存情境。她惯以明快的色调，螺旋短促的笔触来形容现实与无意识间的断裂。王茜瑶于2017年获得汉堡Schües艺术大奖与Hiscox艺术奖的提名。2016年于汉堡Turnweg画廊举办个展"Spuren"。2014年获四川美术学院学士学位。王茜瑶自2015至2018年于汉堡美术学院学习并师从Werner Büttner、Anselm Reyle、及Thilo Heinzmann。
Gallery Vacancy is participating in the first edition of Condo Shanghai from July 7 to August 18, 2018. As a host gallery from Shanghai, Gallery Vacancy will collaborate with Misako & Rosen from Tokyo to present a group exhibition titled I Mean It When I Say XXX. Participating artists include: Yu Nishimura, Zhang Zipiao, and Wang Xiyao from Gallery Vacancy; and Fergus Feehily, Margaret Lee, and Shimon Minamikawa from Misako & Rosen. Condo Shanghai’s initiative concept of sharing and allocating gallery space with co-curating experimentation stimulates the unknown connections between the works from these six artists. The unexpected possibilities propose a revelry environment filled with unrelated self-murmurings from each individual work. The sentence “I mean it when I say XXX” reveals an expression gap, suggesting that the language might fail to convey the idea. Thus, based on different dimensions of representing memory, desire, and unexpected sensibility, the six artists in I Mean It When I Say XXX intend to explain their practices by utilizing divergent artistic languages as unfolded evidence. If this exhibition could be understood as a debate or an innocent trial, I Mean It When I Say XXX will show how these six artists unpredictably encounter each other in this absurd context of self-justification.
Fergus Feehily focuses on the investigation of the ambiguous anxiety behind intentional practices. The subtle brush stroke along with the found wood material unveils its nature with dualism. The unpredictable sensibility through the found materials in his work requires his audience to take a closer look. His solo exhibitions include Inland at Misako & Rosen (Tokyo 2010) and The Paradise at The Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin 2012). Born in Dublin in 1968, Fergus Feehily now lives and works in Berlin.
Margaret Lee constantly takes a neutral stand to create works based on things beyond her personal experience. She investigates how the unexpected connections between common objects stimulate their lack of proper function and their being devoid of meaning, which intentionally provokes the inequality of desire. Her solo exhibitions include de, da do…da at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts (Harvard University 2016) and Duddell’s x DMA: Concentrations HK: Margaret Lee curated by Gabriel Ritter at Duddell's (Hong Kong 2016). Margaret Lee was born in 1980 in New York, where she now lives and works.
Though he is known as a painter, Shimon Minamikawa also investigates other mediums, including photography, sculpture, and performance. His work has been constantly motivated in an incomplete state to present the obsolescence of painting. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; K21, Düsseldorf; Museum Brandhorst, Munich; National Art Center, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; National Museum of Art, Osaka; and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Shimon Minamikawa was born in Tokyo in 1972. He now lives and works in Tokyo and New York.
Yu Nishimura utilizes multiple perspectives and overlaps layers of painterly elements with slight misalignment, trying to find imagery from memories to create accumulated narratives in a time-lag atmosphere. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Art Center, Tokyo; Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa; Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo; and the Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum, Aichi. In October 2018, he will have his solo exhibition Aperto 09 Nishimura Yu at the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum in Ishikawa. Yu Nishimura was born in 1982 in Kanagawa, Japan, where he now lives and works.
Wang Xiyao examines her existential situation depending on her specific state of mind and her private sensibility. She describes the rift between reality and unconsciousness in a bright tone with instant spiral brush strokes. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg in the classes of Werner Büttner, Anselm Reyle, Thilo Heinzmann, and Jochen Dehn. She gained nomination for the Schües Art Award and the Hiscox Art Award in 2017. In 2016, she had her solo exhibition Spuren in Turnweg Gallery in Hamburg. Wang Xiyao was born in 1992 in Hangzhou, China, and now lives and works in Hamburg.
Zhang Zipiao immerses herself in online culture and the observation of common objects in her daily life. Her individual experience under a globalized culture is constantly applied to her works in her trademark playful, disrespectful fashion. Zhang has always been exploring her language, which reveals a continuous penchant for direct and superficial stimulation. Her solo exhibitions include The Ultimate Moist! at White Space (Beijing 2018) and Sexy Hysteria at Ying Space (Beijing 2015). She received a BFA from the the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. Zhang Zipiao was born in 1993 in Beijing, where she now lives and works.