8/22/2009

中国日报:艺术界人士声援库哈斯和央视新大楼(图)


幻灯片:库哈斯的书Content电子版(但是福禄祯祥并未从中找到关于央视新大楼的赤露露骨图片)

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最新消息:库哈斯发表声明否认央视新大楼是“色情玩笑” 8/23/2009

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近日因为有媒体说设计师库哈斯“公开承认央视新大楼是色情玩笑”,因此,过去的一周网上都沉浸在对这个“大裤衩”的批判之中。以至于党和政府恼羞成怒,索性封杀了相关报道和讨论。今天出版的官方英文报纸《中国日报》也出来辟谣了,引述艺术界人士艾未未和方振宁的说法,在头版讨论“关于央视大楼赤裸真相的麻烦事”(Much ado about CCTV tower's naked truth)。

以下是福禄祯祥(http://fulue.com/)据《中国日报》的报道翻译的艾未未和方振宁对库哈斯和央视新大楼的的评价。

艾未未:央视新大楼并非简单模仿生殖器

但是杰出的建筑设计师和艺术家艾未未说,这是一个荒唐的玩笑,始作俑者是那些不理解建筑学的人和那些不愿花时间和精力去核实真相的媒体。艾未未的书架上就有一本Content。

艾未未告诉《中国日报》,Content这本书是库哈斯所在的一个团队的共同编写的,他们设计了许多可能的封面,并且罗列出来作为该书的一部分内容。

大多数可能的封面是恶搞政治和色情。其中一个就是关于美国前总统小布什的,他头戴一包薯条帽,像《第一滴血》中的史泰龙那样。

“关于他(库哈斯)的设计哲学,我们讨论很多,”声称是这位哈佛教授的好朋友的艾未未说,“我确定简单的生殖器模仿不是他的灵感来源。”生殖器是一种常见的建筑设计哲学,因此即使库哈斯的灵感来源于此也无可厚非。

方振宁:库哈斯的设计哲学并不简单粗俗

著名的建筑和艺术批评家方振宁也认同艾未未的说法,他说:“库哈斯认为建筑应该性感,但他的哲学并不像一些批评他的人所说的那样简单和粗俗。”

“他们的一些设计哲学对于许多中国建筑设计师来说太先锋了,”方振宁说。

8/22/2009 10:26:47 AM

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《中国日报》报道原文:

Much ado about CCTV tower's naked truth

By Liu Wei (China Daily)

Updated: 2009-08-22 08:26



[The new CCTV tower's design has raised a controversy with an architecture scholar alleging that a book suggests it represents male and female genitals. File photo]

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2009-08/22/content_8602512.htm

You are unlikely to have missed the new CCTV headquarters if you are a Beijing resident or have visited the city recently. But has the structure appeared to you as male and female genitals?

Well, that's what the building's Dutch architect Rem Koolhas seems to think, or at least his magazine-style book, Content, tries to portray, architecture scholar Xiao Mo says in an article posted on the Internet.

"The 3D animated model we see of the CCTV headquarters is actually a giant backside getting larger as you zoom in," writes Xiao, referring to two photographs (rather collages) in Content. The main building of the CCTV complex is in the background. A naked woman, kneeling in a pose to resemble the architecture, occupies the foreground in one of them, while another woman, in a bikini and holding a gun, stares at you from the other.

Despite the collages being six years old, Xiao's posting has made many netizens join him in terming the building a "disgrace".

But Ai Weiwei, leading architectural designer and curator who has a copy of Content on his bookshelf, said it was a ridiculous joke, created by people who do not understand architecture and a section of the media that has not bothered to find out the truth.

The book was compiled by a team that included Koolhaas, Ai told China Daily, which had designed many possible covers and listed them as part of the book's content.

Most of the possible covers are parodies on politics or sex. One of them presents former US president George W. Bush, in a hat made of finger chips as Rambo in First Blood.

"We talked a lot about his (Koolhaas') philosophy of design," Ai said, claiming to be a good friend of the Harvard professor. "I am sure simple imitation of genitals was not his inspiration." Genitals are a common design philosophy in architecture, so there is nothing wrong even if Koolhaas was inspired by them.

Noted commentator on architecture and art Fang Zhenning corroborated Ai, saying: "Koolhaas thinks architecture should be sexy, but his philosophy is not as simple and vulgar as some people accuse it of being," Fang said.

That the six-year-old collages can still create a controversy reflects the conflict between some conservative Chinese architects and their Western counterparts, who have designed important structures in China in recent years, such as the National Center for the Performing Arts and the National Stadium.

"Some of their design philosophy is too avant garde for many Chinese architects," Fang said.

Ole Scheeren, the German architect who designed the CCTV building along with Koolhaas, was not available for comment.

The CCTV headquarters has been in the news for some time now - for the more than 5 billion yuan ($735 million) it cost to build and more recently for the blaze that engulfed a smaller building in the complex early this year.

(China Daily 08/22/2009 page1)

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