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【政治審查】首屆銀川雙年展下月開幕 艾未未被取消參展資格

2016/8/26 — 14:35

圖片來源:艾未未instagram

圖片來源:艾未未instagram

中國寧夏首屆「銀川雙年展」將於下月初開幕,早前公佈的參展名單中包括中國維權藝術家艾未未。惟日前,艾未未在社交媒體表示,主辦單位以「政治敏感」為由,取消其參展資格。他直言沒有不快,反而:「慶幸作品沒有淪為政治裝飾品。」

銀川美術館今年年中公佈,首屆「銀川雙年展」首批四十人的參展藝術家名單,當中包括中國藝術家艾未未及宋冬等。

艾末未本周二在 Twitter 上表示,收到銀川美術館藝術總監謝素貞的信函通知,指其參展資格已被取消。信中寫道,該雙年展屬於推動「一帶一路」計劃的其中一部分。基於艾未未的政治狀態,「更高層的官員」決定取消其參展資格。

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艾未未昨日再於 Instagram 發表短文,解釋自己的作品因為「政治敏感」而被審查。他指,共產政權審查雖然普遍,但面向國際的雙年展亦遭受審查,直言「感到驚訝」。他批評,中國一方面竭力營建現代國家形象,另一方面向限制言論自由,「藝術只是虛假的文化傀儡」。對於參展資格被取消,他直言沒有感到不快,反而「慶幸作品沒有淪為政治裝飾品」。

 

Ai Weiwei's statement on being removed from the MoCA Yinchuan Biennale: I have just learnt that my artwork has been excluded due to my "political sensitivity". Censorships in communist regions have been present since the existence of the power. Yet it still comes as a surprise to me for an "international art biennale", with over a hundred international artists and a foreign curator participating, to remove a single artist for the reason of defending human rights and freedom of speech. This shows what we face is a world which is divided and segregated by ideology, and art is used merely as a decoration for political agendas in certain societies. China is trying to develop into a modern society without freedom of speech, but without political arguments involving higher aesthetic morals and philosophies, art is only served as a puppet of fake cultural efforts. Therefore I am happy not to be a part of that effort as a political decoration. I believe the real effort we should make, is in defending freedom of speech for our humanism. Only by doing so, art is worth making.

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