建築是藝術節

Architecture is Art Festival

HK

建築是藝術節簡介

《建築是藝術節》是以建築為主題的藝術節。自2009年起隔年舉辦,以生活和藝術角度,認識建築,理解建築,學習建築。今年主題《X建Y築》,X是變數,可用任何元素方式去解讀認識建築。

我們活在建築裏面,但是我們對建築的理解往往只是停留在經濟的層面。建築的本質不是經濟,是藝術。建築影響著我們的官感世界:聲音、顏色、氣味、空氣、光線。西方和中國的傳統一直視建築為藝術,並創造出不同的空間美學系統,中國的四合院,西方的歌德式教堂,都是以建築空間建構人和天和地的關係,但是,在近百年資本主義全球化,市場經濟主導的環境中,全球化的建築已經越來越一體化,變成只為經濟效益服務,只著重金錢回報。

建築只可以是藝術,不可以是其他。正如電影也只可以是藝術,所謂經濟效益必須由藝術效果衍生出來,現在被市場扭曲了的建築本應是藝術的本質,本末倒置地淪為單純的投資和投機,若果建築失去了建築作為藝術的本質,建築不再是藝術的話,建築也不再是建築。我們有的只是很多投機炒賣的豪宅和樓盤。

沒有建築的藝術,沒有由藝術思維發展出來的建築,建築對人類還有甚麼意義?

「建築是藝術節」將會從藝術角度重新檢視建築,以不同的藝術形式展視建築的各種藝術可能。

Architecture is Art Festival is an art festival with architecture as the central topic.

We live amongst architecture, but our understanding of architecture always remains in the economic dimension. The essence of architecture is not economy, but art. Architecture is everywhere, in every aspect of our world of the senses: sounds, colours, smells, lights and the air. Architecture has always been considered as art in Western and Chinese traditions; and has created various aesthetic systems for spaces. Both the Chinese Siheyuan or quadrangles and the Western gothic churches use architectural spaces to draw relationships between men, heaven and earth. However, with the globalisation of capitalism in the last decades, under the environment of our economy being dominated by the market, architecture all over the world has become more integrated, serving for economic benefits only, and focusing solely on monetary returns.

Architecture should only be art, and nothing else, just as cinema should only be art. Economic benefits should have evolved out of artistic effects; but now the nature of architecture is distorted by the market. If the true nature of architecture is lost, and architecture is no longer art, then architecture is no longer architecture. What we are left with is luxury apartments and properties for sale and speculation.

What is the meaning of architecture for the human race, without the art of architecture? What is the meaning of architecture when architecture does not evolve out of art?

Architecture is Art Festival will re-examine architecture from an artistic point of view, manifesting various artistic possibilities of architecture with different art forms.

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