Exhibition “The Delta of Memory”

Exhibition Residency programs

Since 2016, with the great support from the Amstelveen government and Jan van der Togt Museum, we have invited in total 14 Chinese artists and 1 curator to visit Netherlands and to have their residency and exchange program in the Netherlands. Amstelveen, the city that is lovely and beautiful, very strategically located, with mixed culture, having open minded citizen, with dynamic economy, became the window for them to see Netherlands. All the weeks that they were staying and working in Amstelveen became the wonderful and unforgettable part of their art career and their life. So much happened in their ‘life on another side of the world’ here in Amstelveen, they felt the spirit that are in common with them and they felt the difference that encourage them to think. They learned to look back to their hometown and homeland from another perspective and they discovered themselves in the new context. All the old memories, new inspirations, current experiments, and future wishes became those drops in the paint. The art works from them just like the delta of the memory. These are the interpretation of their life of past, of current and of future. In the part one of the exhibitions ‘The Delta of Memory’ in SVB, we selected about 25 works from 6 artists from the residency project. Their works including paintings on canvas, mixed media, sculptures, installations, works on paper etc. All those artworks are extension of artists’ researches mixed with the enlightenment and inspiration they get in Netherlands.

自2016年起,在荷兰阿姆斯特尔芬市政府和扬范德托赫特美术馆的支持下,14位中国艺术家和1位策展人应邀来到荷兰开展他们的艺术创作与中荷艺术交流活动。阿姆斯特尔芬是一座美丽的城市,地理位置极其重要,有着多元的文化和开放的胸怀,是阿姆斯特丹大区重要的经济带,这里成为驻留艺术家了解荷兰的一个窗口。在阿姆斯特尔芬驻留工作和交流学习的体验,成为了他们艺术事业和人生中难忘的一部分,在世界的另一端,他们体会到异域人文精神中共通的层面,同时也直面那些引发他们思考的文化差异。他们尝试在新的语境中,从新的角度和距离去回望他们的故乡与祖国,去进一步了解与发现自己。那些过去的记忆、新的启发、当下的实验、和未来的期许转译成他们作品中的点滴。这些作品如同他们记忆之河流缓缓流淌沉积而成的三角洲,混合了艺术家对过去、当下、和未来的解读。在荷兰SVB银行邀请展《记忆的三角洲》的第一部中,我们邀请了驻留艺术家中的6位,展出他们在荷兰驻留期间的25件作品。作品包括布面绘画、混合材料、装置,纸本等等。这些作品代表了艺术家们在荷兰驻留期间的个人探索与思考启发。