Manifesto: Art Downgrade, 2019
宣言:艺术降级 (2019)

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Manifesto: Art Downgrade is a composite concept that combines art and economics, from the research of image production related to the popularity of low-cost smartphones and the slowdown of economic growth in China. Mass production by China's online rural community and developed network infrastructure have created greater market wealth and contribute to emerging Internet cultures. This work advocates evaluate alternative perspectives and decentralization of urban narrative in contemporary art creation. By splicing green screen materials from the Internet and selfie clips made by mobile phones, the manifesto aims to evoke the creative impulse and imagination of ordinary people, to express their voice by using the integration of open-source media, mobile technology, and daily labor in creation.



宣言:艺术降级,是一个结合了艺术与经济学的合成概念,来自于低价智能手机普及带来的图像生产模式与对近年中国经济增长放缓的研究。随着城市中产阶级消费能力持续的下降趋势,新的经济增长点存在于更广泛的非城市区域以及乡村人群中。中国农村线上社群的大规模生产和逐步完善的网络基础设施,创造了更大的市场财富,并且生成了新兴的网络文化。作品以宣言的形式主张评价另类视角和去中心化的城市叙事在当代艺术创作中的位置。通过拼接互联网上的绿幕材料和手机自拍片段,旨在唤起普通人的创作冲动和想象力,结合利用开源媒体、移动技术和日常劳动,在创作中表达自己的声音。







Mark