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【高媛 Kao Yuan】女人之間 The woman with ...

更新日期:2019年8月2日


十二個月亮 12 Moons


出生於台灣高雄的 高媛 (Gao Yuan),16 歲便開始接觸攝影,已有 35 年拍攝生涯的她,活躍於國際。

她的創作探討著思想自由、女性與有性無別(性別模糊)的身體所有權以及空污等議題。一張照片能夠述說拍攝者與被攝者從外在到內心的情感表達,也間接延伸到他們的社會身份與文化背景。


高媛曾走訪東京、紐約,再到中國進行《十二個月亮》的現地創作,並以月亮作為創作主題,靈感來自於義大利文藝復興時期「聖母聖子聖像圖」的反芻,她邀請十二對來自中國不同城市的母親與她們三到八個月大的嬰兒作為被攝者,而背景分別由中國城市的新舊樣貌合成,高媛想在作品帶入中國傳統「天圓地方」的概念,暗示在母與子之外圍繞的仍是父系社會的重重框架。


「對我而言攝影本身已經是很直接的語言,有些人對人體會存在著色情的想法,然而,我想用隱喻的視覺語言方式來表現另類的人體藝術」,她說。


自文藝復興以來,女性身體被動接受男性的展示、觀看、描繪在著名的作品中,因此在《女人之間...》系列,高媛以愛德華•馬內 (Édouard Manet) 的 Olympia 作為創作靈感,透過被攝者的肢體語言與身上的象徵物傳達他們對自由的渴望與突破世俗的審美觀。

從傳統到現代,從東到西,從不同的文化背景與視角,高媛的作品結合了東西方文化的傳承,同時反映現代女性自覺的再現。


女人之間 The woman with...

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Gao Yuan began taking pictures at the age of 16 and has since established photography as a lifelong career.


Most of Gao Yuans’ creations are exploring Freedom of Thought, women and gender fluidity's right of self-determination, and air pollution. A photograph can express photographer and model, their appearance to their inner emotions and eventually extends to their social identity and culture.


She has been lived in Tokyo and New York for a long time and was invited to Mainland China for a site-specific creation called “12 Moons”. This idea was from the “Madonna and Child” during Italian Renaissance painting. She invited 12 Chinese mothers and their 3-8 months-old children from vulnerable villages all over China and the background of each photograph is a composite of several digital photographs and a “mash-up” of the new and old China. Gao wanted to bring the concept of “Orbicular Sky and Rectangular Earth” in Chinese culture to this series and implied that the round circle surrounded mothers and children was based on the patrilineal structure.


The boy with...

“For me, photography as a medium is already a very direct language. Some people would interpret the human body in a sexual way, however, I want to express the art of the human body with a visual language that is more subtle. ”, she said.


Since the Renaissance, female bodies have been passively displayed, viewed, depicted and recorded in famous paintings. “The Woman with……” series was based on the idea of Olympia by Edouard Manet. Gao Yuan focuses on body language that discusses gender concepts with an intuitive sense of conflict on the screen.


From different cultural backgrounds and perspectives, from the traditional to contemporary, from the East to the West, her work seeks to combine Eastern and Western cultures and reflect females who assert ownership over their bodies.

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高媛將於 8/9 Portraits-The way in 肖像:探幽之徑 的藝術餐會中分享她與肖像間的故事與創作歷程,邀請您一同來聆聽。

You are invited to join us on Aug 9 at one of the hidden private kitchen in Taipei. Gao Yuan will attend to share the stories between herself and its portrait artwork. 
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