家族的坚守 The persistence of family

策展人 | 劳拉·莫娅 Laura Moya 

联合策展 | 王雪珂 Isabella Wang

艺术家 | 戴安娜·切林·尼根 Diana Cheren Nygen

  • 这个系列是由我的家庭旧照、我孩子成长过程中拍摄的照片、以及我们共同生长的地方——新英格兰的风景组成的。通过这些照片,几代人在时间长河中相互触碰。对联系的渴望驱动着这些作品的形成,也使我所珍视的那些东西成为现实。该系列作品审视了我们的家庭关系,历史在塑造自我意识以及我们在世界中所处的位置发挥的作用,表明过去和未来或许正是蕴含在了当下之中。
      我选择拍摄那些可以代表永恒的风景,即世代不变的地方。 人来人往,而风景依旧。通过这种方式,我们对熟悉的风景的依恋可能源于这些地方让我们想起过去,想起我们失去的东西,并使我们能够继续抓住那些记忆。《家庭的坚守》描绘了成长的分层过程,以及时间、地点和身份的复杂交织。
      This series is made up of old photographs of my family, photographs taken of my children as they were growing up, and landscapes of New England, the place where we grew up together. Through these photographs, generations touch each other over time. The desire for connection drives the formation of these works and brings to life those things that I hold dear. The series examines our family relationships, the role history plays in shaping our sense of self and our place in the world, suggesting that the past and future may be embedded in the present.
      I have chosen to photograph landscapes that represent timelessness, places that have remained the same for generations. People come and go, but the landscape remains the same. In this way, our attachment to familiar landscapes may stem from the fact that these places remind us of the past, of what we have lost, and enable us to continue to hold on to those memories. The persistence of family depicts the layering process of growing up and the complex interweaving of time, place and identity.