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2019年以来,向有绘画基础的人教授绘画成为周霄鹏工作的一部分。最初他与80 岁出头的女士 ES 一起在公园或植物园的温室里画画。在疫情封锁期间,他们不得不转移地点并改为定期在她家见面,在这个过程中他既是老师,也是一名观察者,一名速写记录员,一名健谈的人, 与他人共同抵抗无聊、健忘和肤浅。私人空间、信任和好奇心被不断重新洗牌。他无意比较谁的画更“艺术”或更有“完成度”,而是设法从日常事物和亲密的肖像中,围绕情感和体力劳动、失能和疗愈来展开讨论的方式。

Over the past two years, Zhou has been teaching drawing to an elderly woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s. They started drawing in the botanical Since 2019, teaching drawing to someone with a drawing knowledge that has its roots in the remote past, has become part of Zhou’s work. Initially he drew in a park or in a greenhouse of the botanical garden with E.S, a woman in her early 80s. During the pandemic lockdown they shifted location and met on a regular basis at her home. In a long-term negotiation, Zhou has turned into a teacher as well as an observer, a reporting draughtsman, a conversationalist and a partner who shared a fight with boredom, forgetfulness, and superficiality. Personal space, trust, and curiosity are constantly shifting. He is not trying to ask futile questions like whose drawings are more ‘artful’ or ‘accomplished’, but rather manages to develop discussions around emotional and physical labor, disability and healing from everyday objects and intimate portraits.

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, BPA// Exhibition 2021, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2021. Photos by Frank Sperling

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, BPA// Exhibition 2021, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2021. Photos by Frank Sperling

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, BPA// Exhibition 2021, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2021. Photos by Frank Sperling

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, BPA// Exhibition 2021, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2021. Photos by Frank Sperling

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, Good Copy – Bad Copy, after the butcher, Berlin, 2021.

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, Good Copy – Bad Copy, after the butcher, Berlin, 2021.

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, Good Copy – Bad Copy, after the butcher, Berlin, 2021.

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, Good Copy – Bad Copy, after the butcher, Berlin, 2021.

How does a flower bend?, Exhibition View, Good Copy – Bad Copy, after the butcher, Berlin, 2021.

A Flower Does Not Talk, still, 2021

A Flower Does Not Talk, still, 2021

A Flower Does Not Talk, still, 2021

A Flower Does Not Talk, still, 2021