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【女王陰道再進化】金箔蓋種族塗鴉 Anish Kapoor:皇室禮遇

2015/9/25 — 16:48

圖片來源:dirty corner instagram

圖片來源:dirty corner instagram

英國藝術家 Anish Kapoor 創作的「女王陰道」(原名「Dirty Corner」的雕塑),可謂歷盡滄桑,六月駕臨凡爾賽宮以來,已經出現多個版本。多番被塗鴉、又修復之後,最近一次涉事的種族主義文字更鬧上法庭,Kapoor 被迫移除塗鴉。不過這似乎法庭命令也難不到這位藝術家。作為回應,他選擇在文字鋪上金箔,並稱做法是一場「皇室禮遇」 (royal response)。

象徵法國波旁皇朝奢華的凡爾賽宮,今年六月起展出英國藝術家 Anish Kapoor 的作品。身懷四分之一猶太血統的 Kapoor,加上諷刺瑪麗皇后揮霍無度的題材,令雕塑 Dirty Corner 多次成為種族主義者的破壞對象,最近一次更遭噴上「皇后被犧牲,兩度被侵犯」、「猶太異教徒的二次強姦」等文字。Kapoor 堅決拒絕修復,稱要記綠歷史,卻引起當地右翼議員指責場地管理人公開展示可能引起種族情緒的文字,入稟法院。法庭上周六宣佈裁決,要求藝術家盡快移除雕塑上種族主義字句。

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創作自由與法庭裁決之間,Kapoor 考慮多時,最終選擇使用金箔鋪在「惹火」文字上,並向當地傳媒 Le Figaro 形容,做法是「皇室禮遇」 (royal response)。他在 Instagram 上張貼「陰道近況」時,強調案件控告的對象是場地管理人,而非藝術家本身。出於「將種族主義訊息轉化成正面」的願意,他決定再次更新雕塑,重申「藝術、言論自由和公共討論定會取得勝利」。

修復工作刻意局部遮蓋,而非整個重鋪,Kapoor 解釋是要「保留受傷的痕跡」。自本周一起,六個工人進駐凡爾賽宮花園,協助 Kapoor 完成「陰道進化工程」,現在已經成功「進化」。Kapoor 的畫廊夥伴亦認同其處理手法,強調藝術家以自己的方法回應襲擊非常重要,直言「這才是藝術給政治暴力的答案。」

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It has been incorrectly reported in the press that I have been forced by a French judge to cover up the racist graffiti on my work Dirty Corner on show at the palace at Versailles. In fact the Judgment was not passed against me, the Artist, but against Catherine Pegard, President of the Chateau de Versailles. I was NOT sited in this litigation. Furthermore this judgement has no effect on me or my ability to modify the sculpture as I see fit, as the author of the work. As a matter of record I have made it clear from the start of these sad events that it was always my intention to transform the racist messages of hate inflicted on the work into something positive. For that reason I will not allow the proceedings initiated by the French politicians of the extreme right to impose this decision on me. In the wake of the vandalism, the French President, Françoise Hollande, understood my desire to leave the graffiti in place from a pedagogic perspective. I have taken him at his word. To be clear I have, as planned before the passing of this misguided judgement, started a program of work to transform the signs of hate on the sculpture into a new form. I will continue this work. This appears to me to be the best response to these despicable acts. Art, freedom of expression and public debate will triumph; we will not allow bigotry to take hold. Anish Kapoor #Dirtycorner #versailles #goldagainstviolence #vandalism #antisemitism #racism #intolerance

Anish Kapoor(@dirty_corner)張貼的相片 於 張貼

 

Transform #GoldAgainstViolence #Versailles #Disgrace #Antisemitism #Racism #DirtyCorner

Anish Kapoor(@dirty_corner)張貼的相片 於 張貼

 

Dirty Corner Transformed #GoldAgainstViolence #AnishKapoor #DirtyCorner #Versailles against #Antisemitism #Racism

Anish Kapoor(@dirty_corner)張貼的相片 於 張貼

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