藝術可以改變世界 Art Can Change the World

February 24, 2011

藝術可以改變世界 Art Can Change the World

法國藝術家JR獲得今年TED Prize: http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/20/meet-jr/。 

JR將大型照片放在意想不到的公共空間,用真實的面孔切入社會問題。例如:

* 《Face2Face》讓在衝突中的以色列和巴勒斯坦人,

看到對方淘氣的鬼面﹣﹣還有,原來大家長得這麼相像。(http://www.face2faceproject.com/)
* 《Women Are Heroes》將在暴力和壓抑底下,堅強地渡過每一天的女性的面容放大,在生活不容易的地方,提醒人看看有力量的生命。 (http://www.womenareheroes.be/

十九世紀,法國知識分子開始用“前衛”這個字形容藝術,指的不是“莫名奇妙”,而是藝術家對社會的觸覺及願景,可以帶領我們走向一個更好的未來。

The TED Prize this year goes to French artist JR: http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/20/meet-jr/.

JR puts up large-scale portraits in unexpected places and confronts the public with social issues as they see these huge faces. For example:
* Face2Face showed Israelis and Palestinians each other’s funny faces. The feuding brothers laughed and realized they actually looked alike. (http://www.face2faceproject.com/)

* Women Are Heroes blew up pictures of enduring women living under violence and repression, and celebrates the strength of these women in places where life is tough. (http://www.womenareheroes.be/

French intellectuals started to use the word “avant-garde” for art in the 19th century. The word doesn’t mean artsy-fartsy. It is a belief: artists, with their sensitivity, vision and ability to move, can lead us to a better future.

Stephanie

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