Urban Gallery

Participatory Project // A Walk // 2014 // Utrecht, the Netherlands


A gallery is a place hosts art works. But then what is an art work? Of course we cannot deny oil paintings or sculptures must have their own places in the category of art works, however for me, an art work is defined by the viewer and it can be very subjective. So, an object can be an art work, an event can be an art work, a scenery in our daily environment can be an art work. And the last one becomes the concept of this project Urban gallery.

I chose a parking lot to be the gallery and I provide each of the participants a “watching box”. There are openings on the box which people can see through it. These openings are designed as photo frames, so that when people see through it, their view will be framed in a certain way.

In this Urban Gallery project, the participants can freely explore their own “art works” in this parking lot building with a guiding map in hand.
藝廊是一個展示藝術品的場所。但是,什麼是「藝術品」呢?當然不可否認的,油畫或雕塑這類的作品絕對可以稱之為藝術品。不過對我來說,藝術品的定義是更廣的,它其實是取決於觀看者的眼光、可以說非常主觀。因此,在這樣的定義下,一個物品可以是藝術品,一個事件可以是藝術品,一個視角也可以是一件藝術作品。而這最後一點成為此作品的創作出發點。

我選擇了一個市中心的停車場作為「藝廊」空間,每一位參與者都手持著一個「觀看盒」。每一個盒子都有不同形狀不同大小的開口,當參與者透過開孔觀看周遭,他們的視線會被不同形狀的開口框成不同的視野。

我也提供他們一張藝廊地圖,邀請他們自由的移動,以他們的方式及步調尋找這「 都市藝廊」中的藝術作品。