PAINT(ing)?, a dialog about painting and the painterly
Moderated by Mathieu Borysevicz
Date: Nov.29th 2013, Friday, 6:30pm
In tandem with BANK’s current exhibition PAINT(erly) this casual discussion will flush out issues of painting in the 21st Century.
The thing about painting is that these days nothing ever gets said about it. It always gets a free pass, based on its long-term status in the history of art and firm place in the market. This exhibition discusses not so much about 'painting' but the terms of its materiality - or the 'painterly'.
What exactly is it about painting that makes it so seductive, attractive, valuable, invulnerable to exhaustion? How has this quality helped to make painting invincible to theoretical claims of its exhaustion, backwardness, and lack of relevance? Surrounded by the works of western masters like Howard Hodgkin and Paul McCarthy and many acclaimed Chinese painters as Li Songsong and Zhang Enli, mixed in with emerging international and Chinese artists as well, the audience is also invited to participate into this dialogue about the scope of the ‘painterly’s effect on global art.
究竟是什么使得绘画能够如此诱人，具有吸引力和价值而屹立不倒？这种特质如何能使得绘画免于评论界关于其灭亡、后置和缺乏时代性等诸多言论？身处于这些来自西方大师诸如Howard Hodgkin和Paul McCarthy，以及中国重量级画家如李松松和张恩利，再加上年轻的中外艺术家作品之间，观众也同样可以参与到对话之中，探讨“绘画性”对于全球艺术的影响力。