An Installation view of Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, dated 2022

Diane Arbus: First Coming

David Zwirner and Fraenkel Gallery are pleased to announce Diane Arbus: First Coming, on view at David Zwirner’s Hong Kong location. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation in Greater China, and it will follow the September–October 2022 exhibition Cataclysm: The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited at David Zwirner New York, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Arbus’s momentous 1972 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition in Hong Kong will feature a range of the artist’s photographs spanning her brief but phenomenally influential fifteen-year career. 

 

 

卓納畫廊與弗倫克爾畫廊(Fraenkel Gallery)欣然宣佈在卓納畫廊香港空間呈現展覽《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》。這將是藝術家在大中華地區的首次個展,並且緊隨2022年9月到10月期間在卓納紐約畫廊的《劇變:重現黛安·阿巴斯1972年回顧展》之後舉行,後者旨在紀念阿巴斯1972年紐約現代藝術博物館重要回顧展的五十週年。此次的香港個展將呈現藝術家的一系列攝影作品,它們橫跨了她短暫但極具影響力的十五年職業生涯。

 

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Image: Installation view, Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2022 

展覽現場圖,《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》,卓納畫廊香港空間,2022年

Dates
November 17December 21, 2022
Gallery hours
Tues—Sat 11am–7pm
Artist
A photograph by Saul Leiter of Diane Arbus on 10th Street dated 1970.

Saul Leiter, Diane Arbus on 10th Street, 1970. © Saul Leiter Foundation, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York 索爾·萊特(Saul Leiter),《黛安·阿巴斯在第十街》,1970年。© 索爾·萊特基金會,圖片由紐約霍華德·格林伯格畫廊(Howard Greenberg Gallery)提供

Saul Leiter, Diane Arbus on 10th Street, 1970. © Saul Leiter Foundation, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York 索爾·萊特(Saul Leiter),《黛安·阿巴斯在第十街》,1970年。© 索爾·萊特基金會,圖片由紐約霍華德·格林伯格畫廊(Howard Greenberg Gallery)提供

“I want to photograph the considerable ceremonies of our present because we tend while living here and now to perceive only what is random and barren and formless about it…. These are our symptoms and our monuments. I want simply to save them, for what is ceremonious and curious and commonplace will be legendary.”


—Diane Arbus, 1963

 

「我想要拍攝現在種種有價值的儀式,因為當我們生活在當下、此刻之時,往往只感受得到其中隨機、貧瘠、無形的部分……這些是我們的病癥,也是我們的紀念碑。我只是單純地想保存它們,因為那些儀式性、稀奇、司空見慣的事,終將成為傳奇。」


——黛安·阿巴斯,1963年

An Installation view of Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, dated 2022

Installation view, Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2022 展覽現場圖,《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》,卓納畫廊香港空間,2022年

Installation view, Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2022 展覽現場圖,《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》,卓納畫廊香港空間,2022年

Though widely admired and respected by other photographers and artists, Diane Arbus was not well known during her lifetime. The year after her death, when the first retrospective of her work opened at The Museum of Modern Art on November 7, 1972, no one, not even Arbus’s most fervent supporters, could have predicted its profound impact on museum visitors, nor the impassioned—at times vitriolic—critical response the exhibition would generate among writers and thinkers.

 

儘管備受其他攝影師和藝術家們的敬仰,但黛安·阿巴斯在生前並不為人熟知。1972年11月7日,阿巴斯去世後的第二年,當紐約現代藝術博物館為其舉辦的回顧展拉開序幕時,哪怕是她最鐵桿的支持者們也沒有料到展覽會對觀眾帶來如此巨大的影響,並且在作家、思想家之間引發十分激昂甚至尖銳的批評反饋。

A gelatin silver print by Diane Arbus, titled The Junior Interstate Ballroom Dance Champions, Yonkers, N.Y. 1963, dated 1963.

The Junior Interstate Ballroom Dance Champions, Yonkers, N.Y. 1963
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (37.5 x 37.5 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Framed: 24 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches (62.9 x 57.8 cm)
© The Estate of Diane Arbus
《青少年洲際交誼舞冠軍,紐約州楊克斯市,1963年》
明膠銀鹽印相
影像尺寸:37.5 x 37.5 厘米
相紙尺寸:50.8 x 40.6 厘米
裝裱尺寸:62.9 x 57.8 厘米
© 黛安·阿巴斯藝術遺產基金會

Even at the time, Arbus’s images were recognized for almost single-handedly helping to elevate photography to the status of fine art, paving the way for museums, collectors, and the public to embrace a previously unrecognized innate authority and power within the medium.

 

即便在當時,阿巴斯的影像也被認為幾乎以一己之力將攝影提升到了純藝術的地位,還為博物館、藏家及公眾認可接受攝影鋪平了道路,去理解攝影媒介中那些此前並不為人所知的強大力量。

A Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, dated 2022.

Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, 2022. Order Now. 經拼貼的檔案資料,收錄於《黛安·阿巴斯:文獻》一書,由卓納圖書和弗倫克爾畫廊共同出版,2022年。點擊下單。

Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, 2022. Order Now. 經拼貼的檔案資料,收錄於《黛安·阿巴斯:文獻》一書,由卓納圖書和弗倫克爾畫廊共同出版,2022年。點擊下單。

An Installation view of Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, dated 2022

Installation view, Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2022 展覽現場圖,《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》,卓納畫廊香港空間,2022年

Installation view, Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2022 展覽現場圖,《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》,卓納畫廊香港空間,2022年

A photograph by Diane Arbus, titled Young couple on a bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C. 1965, dated 1965.

Young couple on a bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C. 1965
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches (36.2 x 36.2 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Framed: 24 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches (62.9 x 57.8 cm)
© The Estate of Diane Arbus
《在華盛頓廣場公園長凳上的年輕情侶,紐約市,1965年》
明膠銀鹽印相
影像尺寸:36.2 x 36.2 厘米
相紙尺寸:50.8 x 40.6 厘米
裝裱尺寸:62.9 x 57.8 厘米
© 黛安·阿巴斯藝術遺產基金會

The photographs that will be on view in Hong Kong feature couples, children, female impersonators, nudists, New York City pedestrians, circus performers, and celebrities, among others, reflecting the breadth of the artist’s singularly compelling portrait of humanity. Other images in the exhibition show individuals in their homes or other private spaces, alone in bars and restaurants, or on the streets and in the parks of New York.

 

此次香港展覽的作品將呈現藝術家拍攝的情侶、兒童、女性異裝者、裸體主義者、紐約的行人、馬戲團演員以及名流等等,由此反映出藝術家開闊的肖像創作。展覽中另一些作品則展現了許多獨特的個體,他們待在家或私人空間裏,獨自在酒吧餐廳,或是在紐約的街頭和公園。

A Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, dated 2022.

Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, 2022. Order Now. 經拼貼的檔案資料,收錄於《黛安·阿巴斯:文獻》一書,由卓納圖書和弗倫克爾畫廊共同出版,2022年。點擊下單。

Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, 2022. Order Now. 經拼貼的檔案資料,收錄於《黛安·阿巴斯:文獻》一書,由卓納圖書和弗倫克爾畫廊共同出版,2022年。點擊下單。

A photograph by Diane Arbus, titled Blonde girl with shiny lipstick, N.Y.C. 1967, dated 1967.

Blonde girl with shiny lipstick, N.Y.C. 1967
Gelatin silver print
Image: 14 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches (37.5 x 38.7 cm)
Sheet: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Framed: 24 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches (62.9 x 50.8 cm)
© The Estate of Diane Arbus
《塗著閃亮唇膏的金發女孩,紐約市,1967年》
明膠銀鹽印相
影像尺寸:37.5 x 38.7 厘米
相紙尺寸:50.8 x 40.6 厘米
裝裱尺寸:62.9 x 50.8 厘米
© 黛安·阿巴斯藝術遺產基金會

Writing about Arbus’s approach, critic Sebastian Smee notes, “Arbus was as averse to sentimentality as she was free from disgust or contempt…. We can look at the subjects with as much honesty as we can muster when we look at ourselves.”

 

在提及阿巴斯的創作方式時,藝評人塞巴斯蒂安·斯密(Sebastian Smee)寫道:「阿巴斯對多愁善感的憎惡,正如她對事物沒有厭惡或蔑視一樣……我們帶著有如審視自己般的誠摯去觀看這些被攝對象。」

A Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, dated 2022

Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, 2022. Order Now. 經拼貼的檔案資料,收錄於《黛安·阿巴斯:文獻》一書,由卓納圖書和弗倫克爾畫廊共同出版,2022年。點擊下單。

Collaged archival materials featured in Diane Arbus: Documents, co-published by David Zwirner Books and Fraenkel Gallery, 2022. Order Now. 經拼貼的檔案資料,收錄於《黛安·阿巴斯:文獻》一書,由卓納圖書和弗倫克爾畫廊共同出版,2022年。點擊下單。

“Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It’s what I’ve never seen before that I recognize.”


—Diane Arbus, 1971

 


「所有的事都和人們此前的描述不盡相同。我所能辨識出的都是我前所未見的事物。」


——黛安·阿巴斯,1971年

An Installation view of Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, dated 2022

Installation view, Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2022 展覽現場圖,《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》,卓納畫廊香港空間,2022年

Installation view, Diane Arbus: First Coming, David Zwirner, Hong Kong, 2022 展覽現場圖,《黛安·阿巴斯:初現》,卓納畫廊香港空間,2022年

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