09/10/2018

2018 A4 in Residence International Exchange Program: Copy & Paste Architecture: Uniqueness Within 2018 A4国际艺术家驻留项目: 《存同求异》

Matteo Biella has always concerned with the two sides of things, and always tries to find beauty in the ugliness of the public. This idea runs through his work in Chengdu. He reconstructed the two sides of urban architecture with geometric patterns and colors, and interpreted the new connotations of "Imperfection", "Creativity", "History", "Nature", and "Sublime".

This exhibition extends from the order and is divided into two parts: “same” and “different”, corresponding to the “cityscape” and “uniqueness” themes. The former is obvious, directly responding to the surface duplication of the “copy-and-paste” building, and at the same time, he also values the heavy details of “copy-and-paste”. The second part is completely concerned with the uniqueness of the building, which deviates from the original theme of the “copy-and-paste” building and turns to the uniqueness of building.

On the opening day of his exhibition at A4 Art Museum, we also invited architect Zhou Yonggang to hold a talk with our artist, to discuss about the function, memory and restoration of architecture, and the order and definition of beauty.

 Matteo Biella一直以来关注事物的两面性,并总是试图在大众眼中的丑里发现美,这个思路贯穿了他在成都的工作。他把城市建筑的两面性用几何图案和色彩进行重构,解读出“瑕疵”、“创新”、“历史”、“自然”、“奇观”的新内涵。

   这次的展览从秩序延伸出来,分为“同”和“异”两个部分,分别对应“城市景观”和“唯一”的主题。前者是显而易见的,直接回应“复制粘贴”建筑的表面重复,同时,他也看重“复制粘贴”重的细节变动。第二部分则完全关注建筑的唯一性,这部分偏离了“复制粘贴”建筑的原有主题,转向研究建筑的独特。开幕当天我们还请到建筑师周勇刚,就Matteo创作的五个建筑原型进一步展开对话,谈论关于建筑的功能、记忆和修复,以及美的秩序和界定。