ABOUT 台北插畫藝術節 Taipei Illustration Fair

2019-09-20

「插畫」是一種結合藝術創作與文字,非語言和語言的藝術表現,有著「敘說」內在思維的傳播性本質。

「台北插畫藝術節」開創出屬於台北城市、台灣在地與國際串聯的插畫藝術展會。自由人藝術公寓透過每年主題策展式徵件,向國內外插畫創作者徵集作品展出,並設計獎勵制度,鼓勵並扶植插畫創作。這屬於台北城市的插畫藝術節,成為固定舉辦的常態性盛會,集結優秀在地插畫家,共同曝光凝聚插畫效益,推動插畫藝術產業良性循環發展,讓「插畫不再只是插畫。」

第二屆 台北插畫藝術節 策展主題:「壞壞壞 Why Why Why

「 有時候我們需要一些壞品味 」

第二屆台北插畫藝術節,我們試著來談談「壞品味」這個概念,關於插畫的三種不同的「壞」,從插畫形式上的「壞」、到內容上的「壞」、再到氣質上的「壞」。這跟我們說某人品味很差是完全不一樣的兩件事。

「壞品味」是一種美學否定上的質變,在內涵絕對包含一種形式上或概念上,非常規美學極致的展現。

但要談「壞」品味,我們先從普遍大眾價值觀所建立的「好」品味說起。這個「壞」的作用在於讓人跳脫、打破原本習以為常、自我認為的好品味,這是壞品味的基本精神,暫時拋下一切你對優雅、規則、有品味的既定印象。進而再次推向自我突破得到一種新的價值觀點。

未受正統創作訓練的插畫創作者,大膽地運用粗糙的、不哪麼成熟的繪畫技巧,以即興的、反諷的、幽默的直覺來創作自己的符號。關於蓄意模仿、關於粗俗、關於媚俗與荒謬、關於性、關於戀物癖、關於刻意的極端放大或縮小、關於次文化、關於變態、關於難言之隱、關於侵略性、關於爭議性、關於打破規則。 然而,這種無厘頭式、自由想像發展的創作,卻暴露出大城市的黑暗面,充滿「次文化」的活力。而他們無意間製造出以塗鴉、隨筆為主的技巧,一種簡陋的、富饒趣味的藝術形式,影響所及「壞品味」就變成一種新的藝術風格。
所謂最好的「壞品味」,就是用全然自我的方式來使「壞」,「壞」對了就是一種態度,「壞」錯了就是一種謬誤。

我們活在一個「壞品味」也是「好品味」的年代,也就是說,就是「壞」也有細節,那些「壞」的細節成就了屬於「壞」的好品味。 品味是要一直往自己的內在去探索最真實的原始動機與動能,所以「壞品味」也是必要的,這是很重要的思考點。

從今年的主題中文以「壞壞壞」對照英文『 WHY, WHY, WHY 』談論的另一層意思為「WHY」為什麼?

 究竟這些創作為了什麼而「壞」? 為什麼形式「壞」? 為什麼內容「壞」? 為什麼氣質「壞」?
 為了什麼而「 壞 WHY」的命題? 就留給大家做一個反思的提問。

” Illustration ” is a kind of artistic expression combining artistic creation and writing, non-language and language, and has the disseminative nature of “narrative” inner thinking.

” Taipei Illustration Fair ”  create an illustration art exhibition that is part of Taipei City and Taiwan’s local and international Illustration activity.

Freedom Men Art Team through the annual thematic curatorial solicitations, the works are presented to local and foreign illustration creators, and reward systems are designed to encourage and support illustration creation. we hope this fair of illustrations belonging to the city of Taipei has become a regular event held at a normal state. It will bring together outstanding illustrators to share the benefits of illustrations and promote the virtuous circle of illustrator industry. ” Illustration is not just illustration. ”

The 2nd ” Taipei Illustration Fair ”
Curatorial subject: ” Why, Why, Why “

“Sometimes we need some bad taste.”

At the 2nd Taipei Illustration Fair, we tried to discuss the concept of “bad sense”. The three different “bad sense” in illustrations range form style to content and temperament. This is two things that are totally different from what we say that someone has a wrong choose of taste. “bad sense” is a kind of qualitative change in aesthetics. The connotation absolutely contains a form or concept, and the unconventional aesthetics are the ultimate expression.

About the”bad” sense, let us start with the “good” sense established by the universal public values. The role of this “bad” is to let people jump off, break the good taste that they are used to, and think of themselves. This is the basic spirit of bad taste, temporarily throwing away all your impressions of elegance, rules and sense. Then push again to self-breakthrough to get a new value perspective.

Illustrators who are not trained in school creation boldly use rough, not mature painting techniques to create their own symbols with improvisation, irony, and humor. About deliberate imitation, vulgarity, kitsch, absurdity, sex, fetishism, subculture, metamorphosis, unspeakable ness, aggressiveness, controversy, breaking rules, extreme enlargement and narrowing of deliberation.

However, this kind of non-conceived and freely imagined development has exposed the dark side of the big city and is full of the vitality of “subculture”. They inadvertently create graffiti- and essay-based techniques, a simple, rich and interesting form of art that affects the “bad sense” into a new artistic style.

We live between an era of “bad sense” and “good sense”. That is means those “bad sense” show some details make more specail of “Illustration”. To explore the most authentic original motives and kinetic energy all the time, so “bad sense” is also necessary, which is an important point of thinking.

From the theme of this year, the other meaning of “WHY” is What are these “bad sense” for these creations? Why is showing the form with “bad sense” ? Why is showing the content with “bad sense”? Why is showing temperament with “bad sense”? For why is the “bad sense ” as proposition? Leave a question for reflection.

2019台北插畫藝術節 策展人Curator

顏寧志 Andy Yen
現為「自由人藝術創意整合」團隊負責人、「台灣藝文空間連線」理事,2017-2018年臺中國家歌劇院駐館藝術家。國立台南藝術大學藝術創作理論研究所博士班肄業,國立交通大學應用藝術研究所博士班肄業,實踐大學時尚與媒體設計研究所畢業,國立臺南大學美術系學士,戲劇系輔修畢業。

有著強烈個人視覺語彙的跨領域藝術家,視覺創作外,跨足設計、時裝、影像、裝置、表演等不同領域。在藝術家的身份之外,同時也擅長藝術創意的策劃、整合與管理。

Andy Yen Born in Taiwan at 1985. Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory, Tainan National University of the Arts in 2016-2017. Doctor of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung University 2014-2015. Master of Fashion and Communications Design, Shih Chien University. Bachelor of Fine Arts with minor in Drama, National University of Tainan.

He is currently the lead of the ” Freedom Men Art and Creative Integration ” team, the ” Taiwan Art Space Alliance ” director, and the resident artist of the Taichung National Theater in 2017-2018. Andy Yen has approached multidisciplinary fields of creation such as visual art, fashion, multimedia, installation and photography. As an interdisciplinary artist with a strong personal visual style, he is keen on creating different forms of art and also specializes in interdisciplinary integration. Andy Yen’s works between art and design. He also with some of the units like Swatch, TWININGS, Nike…so on have been cooperation art projects. In addition to the identity of the artist, he is also good at curating, planning, integrating and managing artistic creativity.

2018台北插畫藝術節 主辦單位 Organizer

自由人藝術創意整合 Freedom Men Art Creative Integration
成立於2012年,我們是一群由台灣與上海的藝術家和設計師所組成的策劃團隊。以藝術為圓心,創造了一些跨領域整合的新方法,嘗試新的可能,以創建各種不同的藝術文化發展平台,透過有效益的「聯結、整合、創新」,致力於打造藝術商業化、藝術大眾化的新藝文業態。目前有「自由人藝文資訊」、「自由人藝術公寓」、「435藝術家工作室」、「台北藝術自由日」、「台北插畫藝術節」、「藝術實踐學校」、「鬧空間」、「DALI ART國際藝術村」等代表項目作品。台灣:自由人藝術設計股份有限公司,上海:集人文化藝術(上海)有限公司。

Founded in 2012, we are a group of artists and designers from Taiwan and Shanghai. With art as the center, we created some new methods of cross-over integration, and tried new possibilities to create a variety of different artistic and cultural development platforms, and to create artistic commercialization and art through effective “connection, integration and innovation”. Popular new art and formats. At present, there are representative works such as “Freedom Men Art News”, “Freedom Men Art Apartments”, “435 Artist Studio”, “Taipei Free Art Fair”, “Taipei Illustration Fair”, “Art Practice School”, “Now Space”, “DALI ART Residency Program.

Taiwan: Freedom Man Art Design Co., Ltd. Shanghai: Artogather Culture & Art Ltd.

主辦單位:自由人藝術創意整合團隊

(藝術家工作室、自由人藝術公寓、自由人藝術設計股份有限公司、集人文化藝術(上海)有限公司)