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叶无忌(YE WUJI)1991年出生于中国内地(China Proper)。

2013年在火焰山下被热瓦普的琴声击中并收到感召。

他后来成为了中亚抓饭协会(CAPS)的会员并笃信抓饭是世上最美味的食物。

 

2014年毕业于四川美术学院(Sichuan Fine Art Institute);获学士学位(BFA)

2016年毕业于伦敦大学金史密斯学院(Goldsmiths,UK);获硕⼠学位(MFA)

 

叶无忌的实践不局限于单一媒介,通过概念(idea),图像(image),影像(video)、装置(installations)、现成品(readymade)、⽂本(text)等不同的方式表达,调研(research)和制作(production)交织进行。我通常去探索有潜力去超越或转换其自身的情境或脚本,(to explore the situations and scenarios that have the potential to transcend and transform itself),  过程中期望使用不同的对策(I expect to use different coping strategies in the different making process)它可以被视作一种协商(it can be considered as a process of negotiation)的过程,或一种干扰机制的闪动,甚至是垃圾话(or a glitch that interferes with the mechanism or even trash talks)。如果某个系统或你面对的对象过于僵化或强大,无法被撼动(If a system is too rigid or an object is too powerful to dissent from) ,那么可行的选择就是进行绕路或找到间隙(then the alternative way may be to bypass it or find gaps that can be developed). 总的来说,首先要了解规则和限制,才能行动,而也许比知道规则和限制更重要的是把它们理解为一个可以善加利用的网络。 (In general, We need to know the rules first to do the navigating and more importantly, to understand these rules or restrictions as a network that can be exploited.)

 

叶无忌喜欢对我们的社会的众多建立之本,那些深入人心的现代神话进行观察。(Currently I am interested in observing the pervasiveness of the myths on which our modern societies are built)对人们为了一起生活工作而创造的想象叙事和虚构概念提出一些问题(类似它们的合法性或执行力)(legitimacy or efficiency),( pose questions to the imaginary fictions that human beings have created to live and work as communities, such as) 包括而不限于:国家(State),民族(Nation),历史(History),主权(Sovereignty),政策(Policy),法律(Law),事件(Events),盟友(Alliance),正义(Justice),秩序(Order)等等 etc。

他常常寻找代理着权力的那些日常体现, (By exploring the representation of political power and seeking the politics of everyday life). 通过调研收集和制作的感性材料———点子、物品、标识、口号和私人体验,细碎的日常片段。(Through the collection and making of materials —— ideas, objects, maps, slogans and personal experience), 当这些素材(After these Perceptual materials are extracted from different discourses )从宏⼤叙事中被提取后,尽可能的去发现除了它们功能性之外内在的意义和它们内容之间的可能性关联(possible inner-connections),把它们转化成讨论话题的切入点。然后,创作得以从某些瞬间展开。

2015年开始,叶无忌的调查研究主要围绕天山南北,中亚以及与之相连的广大亚欧大陆。

 

他的部分参展经历包括:金鹰美术馆(南京,2021)、魔金石空间(北京,2020)、要空间(重庆,2019)、Arti et Amicitiae (阿姆斯特丹,2017)、Kingsgate Project Space(伦敦,2016)、布拉格国家美术馆(捷克共和国,2016)、OCAT (深圳,2014)。他于2016年获得捷克Start Point Prize评委会奖并于次年驻留布拉格,2018年入围新锐摄影奖。

 

Ye Wuji was born in China Proper in 1991. In 2013, he was hit by the sound of Rawap at the foot of the Flaming Mountain and got fascinated by it. Later, he became a member of the Central Asian Palov-osh Society (CAPS) and believed that Palov-osh was the most delicious food ever on this planet. After graduated from the Department of Oil Painting of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a BA in 2014, he went to Goldsmiths, University of London and got an MFA in 2016. Currently, he lives and works in Shanghai. Wuji’s practice is not bounded to any single medium and use different coping strategies to explore the situations and scenarios that have the potential to transcend and transform itself, which can be considered as a process of negotiation or a glitch that interferes with the mechanism or even trash talks. Wuji is interested in observing the pervasiveness of the myths, narratives and concept on which modern societies are built. By exploring the representation of them and seeking the politics of everyday life. Since 2015, he mainly focused on the north and south of the Tianshan Mountain, Central Asia and the vast Eurasian continent connected with. 

 

Partly of Wuji’s works have been exhibited in G museum, Nanjing, CN (2021), Magician Space,Beijing, CN (2020) Yell Space, Chongqing, CN (2019); Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL (2017); Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK (2016); National Gallery, Prague, CZE (2016); OCAT, Shenzhen, CN (2014). He received the honorary mentions of the jury, Start Point Prize in 2016.