艺术不是养家糊口之道,她以一种人道的方式使生命更加坚韧。老天,玩艺术不管玩得好或烂,都能让你的灵魂成长。边洗澡边唱歌,跟着广播跳舞,讲故事,给朋友写首诗——即使是烂诗。尽可能的做好,你就会得到巨大的回报。你已经有所创造了。

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.

– Kurt Vonnegut

 

我认为我们的学生从Kurt Vonnegut先生那里选取了最贴切的文字去表达他们希望传达的一切。这位富有社会良知的文学巨匠擅于在作品中运用黑色幽默,他的话语也很好地总结了学生们的创作过程。 我很荣幸能够向大家介绍这一批年轻的艺术家,他们在各种艺术领域都展现了不同的创作才能,同时也挖掘出一系列令人惊奇的主题。

在这次IB视觉艺术展中,你将看到这些年轻艺术家们在过去两年旅程中的创作精华,在这条曲折蜿蜒的自我探寻之路上,他们展开想象、倾注情感,用自己的双眼和双手不断进行创作。希望你保持开放的心态去享受这些作品,如果刚好有一个艺术品让你惊叹:“我也可以做到!”但是……

你没有试过!

你试过吗?

最后,请让我们讲述自己的故事,收获就在前方。

I think it appropriate that the words our students chose to sound their exhibition voice, from that stately wordsmith of literary satire and social conscience, Mr. Kurt Vonnegut, which sums up the creative process quite nicely.

It is with pleasure that I introduce this group of young artists to showcase their varied talents across multiple disciplines whilst tapping into an incredible array of thematic schemes. What you will see in this IBDP Visual Art exhibition is the culmination of a two-year journey, in which these young adults have created with their hands, eyes, minds and emotions on an ever-undulating path of self-discovery. I urge you to keep an open mind, enjoy the collective and if there is an artwork where you exclaim, “I could have done that!” Just remember this…

You didn’t!

Did you.

Indeed, let us tell our stories well and the rewards will be enormous.

 

杜杰

Mr. Jason Dufty

 

美术学科组长

Head of Art