廖建忠 LIAO Chien-Chung

空巴克 CLABBUCKS

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《空巴克》CLABBUCKS

2021,木料、工業塗料,尺寸依空間而定
2021, timber, industrial coatings, dimensions variable


攝影:呂國瑋(片子國際有限公司)

圖片提供:臺灣當代文化實驗場

咖啡是生活必需品,但更多時候,是消費慾望的延伸,且是消費文化的另種象徵。廖建忠延續其「表面工程法」與「假裝學」的創作脈絡,在空總打造一間咖啡店《空巴克》,邀請觀者在這個虛實交錯的空間裡,想像自己在空盪盪的店內坐下,品嚐咖啡並且享受文化氣息的樣貌。

藝術家試圖藉此作品回應一般大眾對於文化園區的想像,以及一個文化園區真正不可或缺的要素究竟是什麼。在文化園區當中,若消費文化才是真正存在之必要,那麼是否一切都是假的,只有消費才是真的?


Coffee is a life’s necessity, yet it is more of an extension of consumer desire and an alternative symbol of consumer culture than we thought. Following his consistent creative context of “surface engineering” and “fakeology,” the artist built a coffee bar named CLABBUCKS at the C-LAB. This alluring space beckons, inviting the visitors to imagine themselves hanging out at the empty bar where they enjoy coffee and bask in the cultural ambience.

In this work, the artist not only responds to the public imagination of a cultural park, but also addresses its absolutely indispensable constituents. If consumer culture is the necessary commodity for a cultural park, does it imply that everything is fake but consumption?

藝術家介紹 About the Artist

廖建忠 1972 年生於臺灣臺北。初期以藝術團體「國家氧」的創作發表為主,之後個人以一系列命名為《表面工程法》的作品,試圖用一種模型擬仿的方式,模擬偽裝虛有其表的真實事物,試著對應當代生活的種種困境與問題。

LIAO Chien-Chung was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1972. Early in his career, the artist presented his works in the name of the artist collective “Nation Oxygen.” Later, he produced a series of personal works titled Surface Engineering, tying to use models as the means to mimic real things that look impressive but are actually worthless, insofar as to cope with multifarious predicaments and problems in contemporary life.

指導單位 Supervisor|文化部 Minister of Culture 主辦單位 Presenter|臺灣當代文化實驗場 Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab