MYSPACE

我的空间

Susanne Junker 

Mixed media 混合材料

April 30 2011 – May 20 2011 / 2011430 - 520

Opening reception April 30, 6 pm - 9 pm

开幕酒会:2011430日晚上6点至9



stage 候台BACK Gallery is pleased to announce founder and German artist Susanne Junker will present an exhibition entitled "MYSPACE" in the gallery, from April 30 until the gallery's closure on May 20. This will be the final installation in the stage候台BACK Weihai Road 696 space, as the Weihai Road 696 art studios are being closed on May 20, 2011.

stage 候台BACK画廊很高兴地向您宣布:画廊创立者和德国艺术家的Susanne Junker将在这里展示一个名为‘我的空间’的展览。展览时间从430日开始直至696关闭的520日止。这将成为 stage 候台BACK在威海路696的最后一场展览,因为整个威海路696艺术区将在2011520日结束。

The "MYSPACE" installation is a three dimensional portrait of the artist, and a part of Susanne Junker's bodysuit series. The exhibition theme expresses the artist's interpretation regarding herself, her body, existence, opinions and personal freedom. The work explores how some people, not only herself, are impacted by these matters. Using sex dolls, the original cast was for the Japanese market, with a functioning vagina, represents issues affecting women in modern society, such as rape, aggression and violence towards females.

“我的空间”装置是艺术家自我映射的一个三维物体,也是她身体系列的作品。这个展览主题也是艺术家试图对她自己的身体、存在、想法和个人自由进行一种求解。这个作品也试图探索——除了她个体以外——其他一些人如何面对这些命题。性爱娃娃最初在日本市场上的使用和其功用性的阴道,某种程度反映女性在现代社会遭遇的一系列问题,比如对女性的强奸、性侵和暴力。



As the last exhibition in the stage候台BACK space in Weihai Road, Junker also sees the installation as a silent protest against the loss of the space, and also comments on the art scene in general by creating a 'fuckable' artwork. She has commoditized her work into a three dimensional sculpture that represents herself and her own feelings of frustration and general disillusionment following the eviction of artists and galleries from the Weihai road 696 studio complex. Using a sex doll as the representation of this period of time in the development of Shanghai city and female individuals in general Junker hopes to create an iconic image of the development of the local society that gives audiences pause for thought on the various issues she would like to raise. The work is also a commentary on the growing predominance of social media globally in peoples lives.

作为stage候台BACK空间在威海路最后一个展览,Junker同时也把这一装置作为对失去这个空间的一个静默抗议姿势。创造一个可供性爱的艺术品也暗自为一般意义上的艺术场景作了一个批注。她商品化她的作品为三维雕塑来表达她自己和她对于艺术家们被驱赶出威海路696这一事件的挫败和幻灭的感受。使用性爱娃娃这一表现手法,在对于这一时期上海都市发展和女性普遍意义的境遇上,Junker意在创造一个标志性的形象让观者停下来一起思考她在这其中提出的问题。此外,这个作品也是对全球媒体对人类生活不断施加的支配力作了她个人的评价。



Susanne Junker works internationally as a photographer. She has widely exhibited in Europe and the United States.

Susanne Junker是一名国际化的摄影师。她的艺术广泛地在欧洲和美国展览过。

She created stage候台BACK as an artist run space to increase international dialogue and exchange in China, which she feels is still underdeveloped in Shanghai. During its short history, stage候台BACK has hosted a series of groundbreaking exhibition that have generated interest in the international art press and local media.

她创造 stage候台BACK这一艺术家管理的空间以增加在中国更多艺术上的国际性对话和交流(她个人觉得上海在这一领域尚未发展成熟)。 在它短暂的历史里,stage候台BACK举办了一系列的前所未有的独特展览,也引起国际媒体和本地媒体的兴趣。

Text: Chris Gill

文字:李云飞