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首個 FIGMENT 活動於2007年美國紐約港加費納斯島舉行，是一個超過2600名參與者參與的一天免費藝術活動。時至今日，FIGMENT 已推廣至多個國家及城市，無論在創作計劃的數量、活動天數、參與者人數、義工人數等等，每年亦屢創新績，成為重要的參與式藝術活動。2016年由幾位屯門區的藝術工作者共同引進和發起 FIGMENT Hong Kong，並將於2017年2月舉辦亞洲第一個FIGMENT 互動藝術節。
FIGMENT 的目標是以免費的參與式藝術活動和展覽激發創意，從而促使社會及個人內在的轉化。我們不接受商業贊助、亦不受交易或廣告影響。活動期間亦謝絕任何售賣、宣傳商品或服務。我們的創作者、發起人或工作人員均沒有支薪。你在 FIGMENT 所見的都是其他人由衷希望與你分享他的想像。
Andy Warhol 聞名於他在紐約的藝術遺產和流行藝術運動，他相信每個人都會有十五分鐘發光發熱成為眾人的焦點。他透過他的藝術創作去建立自己的身份與及改變周遭的世界。他曾說他的墓志銘只有一個字──Figment：由眾人共同想像和建構的事物。
FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support. In 2016, few artists from Tuen Mun, Hong Kong introduce FIGMENT Hong Kong which will be the first FIGMENT in Asia.
FIGMENT’s vision for art looks past the white-walled galleries and into the realm of participation. Art is not just something that you stand still and quietly look at–it is something you participate in. You touch it, smell it, write on it, talk to it, dance with it, play with it, learn from it. Interactive art creates a dynamic collaboration between the artist, the audience and their environment.
FIGMENT’s goal is to advance social and personal transformation through creativity, in the form of free participatory arts events and exhibitions. FIGMENT is uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. Selling or advertising goods or services is not permitted. Neither our artists nor our planners and staff are paid: everything that you see at FIGMENT is born from a simple desire to share imagination with each other and the public.
In these challenging economic times, it is important that artists devise new ways to create, share, think, and dream about what is possible. FIGMENT is an alternative to many of the shortcomings of the commercial art world: exclusive, expensive, impersonal, untouchable and often simply boring.
Famous for his role in New York’s artistic heritage and the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol believed that everyone had it in them to be a star for fifteen minutes. Through his own art, he defined his identity and shaped the world around him. He once commented that he’d like his tombstone to say only one word: “Figment.”
FIGMENT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entirely funded by grants and individual donations. FIGMENT accepts no corporate sponsorship of any kind. FIGMENT is supported by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.