简介

Introduction

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由华侨城创意文化园主办的首届深圳独立动画双年展,主题为“心灵世界:作为虚拟艺术工程”,共邀请了来自国内外的50多位艺术家参加,展出近100件独立动画艺术作品,是国内首次以“双年展”的机制策划的独立动画展。本次展览我们很荣幸地邀请到王春辰先生、张小涛先生和何金芳女士担任展览活动的策展人。

在华侨城的创想精神及美术馆群浓厚的艺术氛围中,OCT-LOFT华侨城创意文化园项目自启动以来,一直致力于推动跨媒体的当代艺术、先锋音乐影像以及新锐创意设计的发展。独立动画作为一种新颖而重要的表现形式,凝聚了包括文学、电影、音乐、摄影、绘画、新媒体等不同的艺术类别。独立动画艺术已经成为当代艺术的一个新领域,它不同于一般的商业性电影、儿童动画片和动漫剧,它有其内在的独立性及展示艺术的新视角,不仅是艺术家个体心灵故事的述说,是世界多元观念的展开,也是当代文化情境的产物。同时,它不仅有着当代艺术的观念和手法,也有着动画产业的创意和技术,将当代艺术观念以一种无所不在的视觉化沟通语言与观众见面。因此,这个展览不仅包含有价值的学术解读,也是广阔的视听符号的传递,与创意园一直以来坚持的方向不谋而合。


如今,独立动画艺术领域不乏各种优秀作品。在中国独立动画不长的发展历程中,能够经受时间磨练的独立动画、观念动画是弥足珍贵的,是值得展示交流和进一步研讨的。作为首届深圳独立动画双年展,我们试图通过一个系统化的梳理和文献总结工作,从独立动画的发生、发展以及独立动画在当代艺术及各种新兴社会媒介的多层维度中进行分析,从当代艺术的发展线路上来研究和评价独立动画这一艺术媒介形式,希望实现艺术在社会中可体现的丰富功能。同时着眼于国际优秀独立动画作品,以期使这个以动画为旗帜的双年展成为国际间重要的动画研究、展示与交流平台。
在展览的同时,我们还举办了独立动画研讨会,也邀请了部分艺术家及评论家到创意园现场以及国内重要院校做系列讲座及独立动画作品播放,旨在于商业动漫之外,解读各种易被误读的概念,并深入探寻独立动画真正的艺术价值,并使这些价值为公众所充分接触与理解。此外,本届双年展在后续还会举办独立动画竞赛活动,面向全亚洲地区高校征集独立动画作品,以专项资金的形式对通过评审而获奖的作品,进行奖励及展示推广,以鼓励更多独立、原创和实验性的动画创作,加强独立动画的生存、发展及讨论的空间。
我们将秉承对艺术的尊重态度和积极的社会责任,将独立动画双年展作为一项长期的活动持续进行下去。我们希望,在社会各界的倾情关注下,这项艺术活动能创造出持续而新鲜的价值,并对当代艺术领域及创意文化产业辐射出巨大的能量。
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The 1st Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale organized by OCT-Loft, with theme as The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering will invite more than 50 artists from home and abroad to participate and exhibit nearly 100 pieces of independent animated artworks. It is the first animation festival operated as biennale in China. We are very pleased to invite Mr. Wang Chunchen, Mr. Zhang Xiaotao and Ms. He Jinfang as the curators of this exhibition.

Surrounded by the innovative spirit of OCT and the artistic atmosphere of art museums, since it was founded, OCT-Loft has devoted herself to push the development of contemporary art, avant-garde music and video and new creative design which are cross-media. As a fresh and important representation form, independent animation comprises of various artistic genres including literature, movie, music, photography, painting and new media, etc., which has become a new territory of contemporary art. Different from general commercial movies, children cartoons and animated cartoons, independent animation has its internal independence and new angle of displaying art. It’s not only the narrations of artists’ individual spiritual stories, but also the expansions of the multiple concepts and the outcomes of contemporary cultural context. Meanwhile, it contains not only the concepts and methodologies of contemporary art, but also the creation and technology of animation industry, which introduces the concept of contemporary art in a kind of omnipresent visual communicative language. Therefore, this exhibition is conveying not only the valuable academic interpretation, but also the extensive audio and visual symbols, which coincides with the developmental orientation of OCT-Loft.

In current independent animation field, there are plenty of excellent works. During the short history of Chinese independent animation industry, the independent and conceptual works which are time-tested are precious and worth to be exhibited, exchanged and discussed further. As the first one of this event, by systematically combing and summarizing the archives, we will try to analyze the multi-dimensions of the emerging and developing of independent animation and of the relationship between independent animation with the contemporary art and the various new social media; and try to study and evaluate independent animation as an artistic media basing on the developmental path of contemporary art. We hope to present the abundant functions of art in society. In this activity, we will also pay much attention to the outstanding independent animated works from other countries, so as to build the animation biennale as an international platform for studying, exhibiting and exchanging in animation field.

Along with the exhibition, we will also launch seminars on independent animation, and will invite some artists and critics to hold lectures and show works in OCT-Loft and domestic key academies, in order to explain all kinds of mistaken concepts besides commercial cartoon, to explore the real artistic values of independent animation, and to introduce this values to the public widely. What’s more, as the follow-up of this biennale, a competition on independent animated works will be launched. We will collect works from academies in Asia, and award and exhibit the winning works with a special fund, aiming to encourage more independent, original and experimental creation of animation, and to enlarge the space for the existence, development and discussion of independent animation.

We will, with the respect for art and the responsibility to society, operate this independent animation biennale as a long-term event. With attention and support from the society, we hope to endow this art activity with continuous and fresh values, enabling it to have great influence on the contemporary art field and creative culture industry.


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