A World in a Grain of Sand

29 September to 2 October 2018

Join us at the 29th September, 3pm at the opening of exhibition A World in a Grain of Sand, featuring the collaboration between artist collective MICA and renown Mosaic brand Bizen, supported by China Art Foundation. This is a great opportunity to learn about the unique art technique, mosaic, and also get hands-on experience completing a participatory art sculpture with the guidance of our mosaic experts.

All of the works displayed in this exhibition are made from natural materials such as glass and sandstone, which have been hand-baked and assembled into mosaics. This exhibition begins on a scale as small as a grain of sand or a single mosaic tile. Slowly, subtly, persistently, and introspectively, it reveals itself. MICA and Bizen, in their retrospective field, invite the audience to take part — to explore themselves, explore nature, and explore the world.

Light refreshment will be provided during the opening.

Exhibition opening hours:

29 September – 3pm to 7pm

30 September to 2 October – 11am to 7pm

“一沙一世界”将于9月29日在新加坡视觉艺术中心开幕。展览中的所有作品均由MICA(李捷 王长兴 贺亮)用琉璃、沙石等自然材料和手工烧制、堆砌、镶嵌形成。此次展览旨在从一粒沙切入,探索自身、自然、世界。

MICA(Mini Idea Creative Art)由李捷、王长兴、贺亮三位艺术家发起,本着芥子纳须弥的理念,从微小元素、材料和想法切入,通过艺术引发对自身、自然以及宏观意义的思考。MICA同时也是一个谈话场和试验场,它不仅呈现了三位发起人相识二十年以来相同的和迥异的艺术观和世界观的思辨以及对话,也在每一次展览中邀请观众的介入,参与实验和对谈。

此次展览是MICA与和贝尊镶嵌艺术的首次合作,由贝尊镶嵌艺术文化传播有限公司主办,中国艺术发展基金会学术支持。李捷与贝尊的文祺在云南大嘎吉村的艺术支教的“瞳画”项目相识:“感叹她在镶嵌艺术这个‘无际’的世界中的不断努力,面对一个个小颗粒的不断反复试验和探索,也欣赏她在支教时一件件小事中的默默助人,不知为何总让人想到金刚经的“种种子”。有一天看到她在仔仔细细画农村墙头的一堵砖时,我想MICA和贝尊是应该一起做点什么的。”

德籍华人艺术家、学者、策展人李捷形容《一沙一世界》意在描述沙中的隐藏世界,正如华严经所说的“微尘中有剎海,剎海中复有微尘,如是重重,不可穷尽”。在一粒沙中看到世界、在刹那间经历永恒,前者讲的是空间视野(尺度)的转变,后者说的是时间视野的转变。人生的修行无非是让我们内心的视野收放自如。

“一沙一世界”源自于对“维度”的思考。一件三维的艺术品,可以是雕塑、装置,每一维代表一条线或是一个方向。“线”的维度是1,面的维度是2,立体的维度是3,而隐藏的维度在越小越精细的尺度下,越能看得清楚。例如一粒沙子,在放大一百倍,一万倍以至一百亿倍后,它的沙粒外型会重复出现。就是沙粒中有微沙粒,而微沙粒中又有微微沙粒,如此一个包含一个,逐渐缩小,没有穷尽。