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Rong Rong

Rong Rong 榮榮 | Rong Rong’s East Village Box 榮榮的東村盒子

Rong Rong

Rong Rong

Rong Rong 榮榮 | Rong Rong’s East Village Box 榮榮的東村盒子

Rong Rong 榮榮 | Rong Rong’s East Village Box 榮榮的東村盒子

Rong Rong

b. 1968

Rong Rong’s East Village Box


metal box, book, 40 gelatin silver prints

metal box: titled in English and Chinese, and dated 1993-1998

book: signed in Chinese and numbered 006 on the first page

each gelatin silver print: signed in Pinyin and numbered 6/38

metal box: 5.7 by 46.4 by 48.2 cm.  2¼ by 18¼ by 19 in.

book: 28.3 by 36.8 cm.  11⅛ by 14½ in.

each gelatin silver print image: 22 by 32.7 cm.  8⅝ by 12⅞ in.

each gelatin silver print sheet: 27.5 by 35.5 cm.  10⅞ by 14 in.

Executed from 1993-1998, this work is number 6 from and edition of 38, plus 2 artist's proofs.

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榮榮

1968年生

榮榮的東村盒子


鐵盒,書本,40幅銀鹽照片

1993至1998年作

款識

鐵盒

《Rong Rong’s East Village》,《榮榮的東村》,1993-1998

書本

榮榮,006(頁1)

銀鹽照片

Rong Rong,6/38(每幅)

版數

6/38

此作品共有38版加2版藝術家自留版

鐵盒:5.7 x 46.4 x 48.2 公分,2¼ x 18¼ x 19 英寸

書本:28.3 x 36.8 公分,11⅛ x 14½ 英寸

銀鹽照片圖像:22 x 32.7 公分,8⅝ x 12⅞ 英寸

銀鹽照片紙張:27.5 x 35.5 公分,10⅞ x 14 英寸

This work is in very good condition. Upon close inspection, the box shows light wear and minor oxidization of the metal. Certain pages in the book are lightly yellowing due to the natural aging process of the paper. There are occasional creases at the corners and minor media accretions at the edges of the photographs.


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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

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現藏者直接購自藝術家本人

Jean Marc Decrop and Christine Buci-Glucksmann, Eds., Modernités Chinoises, France 2003, p. 22

Andrea K. Scott, "Inside a Vanished Hub of Beijing's Experimental-Art Scene", The New Yorker, 25 July 2019, https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/inside-a-vanished-hub-of-beijings-experimental-art-scene, illustrated

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Jean Marc Decrop與Christine Buci-Glucksmann編著,《Modernités Chinoises》(法國,2003年),頁22

Andrea K. Scott撰,〈Inside a Vanished Hub of Beijing's Experimental-Art Scene〉,《紐約客》,2019年7月25日,擷取自https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/inside-a-vanished-hub-of-beijings-experimental-art-scene,載圖

Rong Rong'sEast Village Box is a limited-edition portfolio of fourty of Rong Rong’s most significant photographs taken between 1993 and 1998, photographing the East Village's artistic community and the performances of artists such as Zhang Huan, Ma Liuming, Cang Xin and Zhu Ming from 1993 to 1997. The portfolio includes the diary that Rong Rong wrote when he was living at the East Village with a commentary by Wu Hung.


The initial edition, supported by Chambers Fine Art, was an edition of 800 copies in a carboard portfolio signed only in the preliminary text. This was subsequently limited to an edition of 38, printed on high quality paper and containing photographs that are signed individually. These prints are enclosed in a beautiful metal engraved box.


Apart from containing visually striking photographs, this work is an important document that records the initial stage of performance art by the Chinese avant-garde.


Editions of this work have been collected by many museums around the world such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Walther Collection in Neu-Ulm, Germany; Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago in Chicago; Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris; and M+ Museum in Hong Kong where nine of the photographs from the portfolio are on public display .

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《榮榮的東村》盒裝本是限量版攝影合集,輯錄40張於1993年至1998年間拍攝且最具歷史價值的照片,影像捕捉了北京東村的藝術社區,記錄了一眾藝術家包括張洹、馬六明、蒼鑫及朱明等人於1993年至1997年間的行為藝術表演。攝影合集記載榮榮駐東村期間寫下的生活日記,附藝術史學者巫鴻的評論。


初版發行800本,獲紐約前波畫廊協力出版,採用硬卡本合集,僅於序章引言中留下簽名。隨後發行的版本限量至38本,印刷於優質紙張上,每幀照片均逐一附上簽名。一系列印刷作品裝於精緻的金屬鐫刻盒中。


這輯作品除了包含極為精美的照片外,也是重要的文獻檔案,記錄了中國前衛藝術在行為表演領域的起步階段。


各版本的攝影合集獲世界各地眾多博物館收藏,如紐約大都會藝術博物館、德國新烏爾華爾特收藏館、芝加哥大學斯馬特藝術博物館、巴黎歐洲攝影之家,而香港M+博物館亦有收藏並展出合集中的9幀照片。