熵 Entropy

Astrid Krehan, Michel Temman & Rachid Khimoune

展览日期:2020年9月12日 - 10月18日
Exhibition Dates: 12th Sept. through 18th Oct. 2020

开幕酒会:星期六,9月12日
Opening Reception: Saturday, 12th September 17:00 - 20:00

ArtCN很荣幸地举办群展“熵”,分别呈现来自Astrid Krehan和Michel Temman的摄影作品,以及由Rachid Khimoune所创作的雕塑装置。通过不同媒介,三位艺术家以自身独特的艺术语言,探讨了当代社会语境下,对世界在接受混沌的同时,持续能量转换的思考。

Astrid Krehan以疫情期间创作的新系列摄影作品,回应了现实世界所遭遇的极端变化,“即使被颠倒来看,世界仍呈现它的全部意义”; Michel则以摄影为载体表达了自身对宇宙与生命、混乱与对立、及“熵变”关系的看法。“在这个万有引力的宇宙中,生命是一次充满色彩、紧张和冒险的旅程…而摄影则为这个旅程带来一个个充满变革性的瞬间,一次次精彩卓越的‘熵变’过程。”对Richard Khimoune而言,他的“和平龟”雕塑被视为和平的象征,它们如同战盔般的外壳警醒着人们,世界各地由不断爆发的战争所带来的痛苦正在不断重演。

“熵”,一个用来量化混乱,无序,随机性或不可预测性的度量,起源于物理化学中的热力学第二定律。它指出:熵,即混乱、无序的总量会随着时间自然增加,并且需要投入能量来维持或恢复结构和秩序。万象的本质即是一个充满混沌和不确定性的体系,通过对立与冲突,平衡与打破,毁灭与新生以此完成能量的不断转换和不同形态的更迭。一场突发性全球公共卫生事件,使得维持现代社会的原有系统和秩序暂时失效,个体生活轨迹亦随之震动。阶段性的停滞带给现实世界巨大的变化和挫折,同时也揭露了世界原本就充满意外和动乱(战争、疾病、自然灾害)的本貌。我们如何与之共处,存在还是消亡,是亘古无解的思考。

ArtCN gallery is delighted to present "Entropy" a group exhibition featuring the photographic works of Astrid Krehan and Michel Temman and a sculpture installation by Rachid Khimoune. Through different media, the three artists have used their own unique artistic language to explore the acceptance of chaos and the continuous transformation of energy in our modern society in our world today.

Astrid Krehan created her new photographic series during the COVID period in response to the sudden changes and chaos that resulted because "the world also takes on its full meaning when viewed upside down". For Michel Temman, photography reveals the subject from countless perspectives and deploys as many unimagined forms as well. "It could be that life, in our gravitational universe, is above all a journey of colors, intense and adventurous (...) To photograph immediately became transformative, an ‘entropic process’ par excellence." For Rachid Khimoune, his sculptures of turtles are viewed as a symbol of peace but their shell-shaped like military helmets are also a constant reminder of the recurring suffering linked to wars that keep erupting around the world.

"Entropy" is a measure used to quantify chaos, disorder, randomness or unpredictability and originated from the second law of thermodynamics in physical chemistry. The law states that the total amount of chaos and disorder will naturally increase over time and energy is required to maintain or restore structure and order. The essence of the universe is a system full of uncertainty and chaos, which bring about changes in different forms and a complete continuous transformation of energy through various contrasting forces such as opposition, conflict, break and balance, destruction and rebirth. A sudden global public health event made the original system and order of modern society temporarily ineffective, and the trajectory of individual life was also shaken. The stagnation phase brings about tremendous changes and setbacks in the real world, and at the same time exposes the original nature of the world that is full of accidents and turmoil (wars, diseases, natural disasters). How we live with it, if we survive or die, is an eternal question.