《未竟之旅—林瑞珍和他的朋友們》

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歷史不該被人們遺忘,建構宜蘭美術史更應該頻頻回望。林瑞珍出生於宜蘭南方澳(1951-1985),1970年考進國立藝專雕塑科,以第一名成績畢業,短短數年內,創作力大爆發,作品囊括國內各項美術比賽雕塑大獎。1976年入學義大利羅馬藝術學院,以優異成績畢業,留在當地發展,1985年不幸發生車禍在異鄉離世。林瑞珍離開得太過匆促,在臺灣的雕塑史及宜蘭的美術史中,鮮少被人提起,宜蘭的鄉親們也太不曉得蘭陽平原曾誕生過一位這麼優秀的藝術家。

 

為了填補這份空白,本局與林瑞珍的母校國立臺灣藝術大學共同策劃《未竟之旅—林瑞珍與他的朋友們》展覽,將典藏的林瑞珍142件作品,並邀集林瑞珍的藝專同學及雕塑科校友、再加上他的宜蘭學弟們,總共18位藝術家的作品進行展出。這次展覽的相關資料嚴重缺乏,辦展相當不易,幸好有林瑞珍的家屬及其宜蘭、板橋的同學與舊識暨義大利友人之協助,讓我們得以沿著林瑞珍往昔踏過的足跡,開啟了尋找林瑞珍的旅程,梳理其創作輪廓與藝術歷程。本次展覽內容除了實體作品展外,同時以多媒體網站的方式,搭配3D虛擬實境及線上語音導覽,讓民眾可以隨時隨地參與,打造新的觀展體驗。

 

最後,要感謝國立臺灣藝術大學陳貺怡院長和賴永興主任的精心策劃,他們一步一腳印地訪談與林瑞珍曾有過交集的親友,從中尋找線索,讓宜蘭美術史空缺的部分得以拼圖補上。尤其今年適逢林瑞珍七十歲冥誕,在各方共同的努力,這項別具意義的展覽才能夠順利推出,在此感謝林瑞珍家屬、朋友們的無私付出,謝謝文化部的指導和駐義大利代表處的協助。未來本局會在美術發展的旅途上繼續前進,期盼透過本次展覽帶領大家看見林瑞珍與朋友們各自的獨特面貌外,也可以看見他們身處的時代特色。

宜蘭縣政府文化局 局長

呂信芳

An Incomplete Journey 

Lin Jui-Chen and His Peers Art Album

History should not be forgotten, which is particularly true as we construct the history of art in Yilan. Lin Jui-Chen (1951-1985) was born in Nanfangao, Yilan. In 1970, he entered the Sculpture Department of National Taiwan Academy of Arts. In the short years after graduating top of his class, his creativity exploded, winning major awards at various art competitions with his sculptures. He was admitted to the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma in 1976 and graduated with honors. He stayed in Italy to further his career, only to pass away tragically in a car crash in 1985. After Lin’s untimely death, his name rarely came up in the history of sculpture in Taiwan or in the history of art in Yilan. Nor do the people of Yilan know much about such an outstanding artist who once walked Lanyang Plain.

 

To fill this void, the Cultural Affairs Bureau and Lin’s alma mater, National Taiwan University of Arts, co-organized An Incomplete Journey – Lin Jui-Chen and His Peers, presenting 142 of Lin’s works, along with the works of 18 other artists, who were his schoolmates at the National Taiwan Academy of Arts, alumni of the Sculpture Department, and younger students who went to the same high school in Yilan as he. As information relevant to this exhibition was scarce, it was rather difficult to organize. Fortunately, with help from Lin’s family, his schoolmates and old friends from Yilan and Banqiao, as well as his friends in Italy, we have been able to trace Lin’s footsteps on the journey seeking Lin Jui-Chen, characterizing his style and documenting his artistic career. In addition to physical exhibits, the event also offers a multimedia website with VR and audio guided tours for the public to engage in this new exhibition experience anytime, anywhere.

 

Lastly, I would like to thank Dean Chen Kuang-Yi of National Taiwan University of Arts and Lai Yun-Hsin, Head of the Department of Sculpture, for their dedicated curation. They meticulously interviewed every relative, friend, and acquaintance who crossed paths with Lin and derived clues with which to fill this void in Yilan’s art history. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of Lin’s birth, and the exhibition would be possible in this particularly meaningful year without the efforts of all parties involved. I hereby thank Lin’s family and friends for their generous contribution. I am also grateful for the guidance from the Ministry of Culture and assistance from the Ufficio di Rappresentanza di Taipei in Italia. Moving forward, the Bureau shall continue on the journey to promote art. We hope, through this exhibition, for all to see the unique artistic styles of Lin Jui-Chen and his peers, as well as the features of the times during which they created their art.

Director of Yilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau‭

Lu Hsin-Fang‭ ‬

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