"Expanding Art - Introduction to the Contemporary Art"
Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu, Japan
23 October to 19 December 2010
Artists presented: AKIOKA Miho, ARAKAWA Shuhsaku, Miquel BARCELÓ, Remo BIANCO, EI-KYU, HARA Yuji, Leiko IKEMURA, IMAMURA Tetsu, IZUHARA Jiro, KOSHIMIZU Susumu, KUDO Tetsumi, KUROKAWA Hirotake, KUWAYAMA Tadaaki, LEE Ufan, NAKAZAWA Hideaki, Louise NEVELSON, NISHIMURA Yohei, NOMURA Hitoshi, OKAMURA Keizaburo, Jean-Pierre PINCEMIN, SENZAKI Chieo, José María SICILIA, SOMEYA Arika, SUGITO Hiroshi, TACHI Katsuo, TANAKA Atsuko, Antoni TÀPIES, TOYA Shigeo, Claude VIALLAT, Andy WARHOL, YOSHIMOTO Sakuji
Collaboration of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu and the Mie Prefectural Art Museum.
The Mie Prefectural Art Museum presents an exhibition focusing upon the art of the latter half of the 20th century that consists of 5 parts:
"Transformation of the human image": Following Human Images in the Arts of the 20th Century in 2004, we consider works representing a situation under which humanity as substance inclines to collapse and leads to hybridization with other kinds of being.
"Expanding Flatness": The transformation of the human image, in one side, has resulted from the loss of reality which has supported representation of space by perspective and chiaroscuro originated in Renaissance. But the picture plane which once lost depth in perspective engendered works in which small touches, images or units cause an infinite chain-reaction sliding along the flat surface.
"Seed of Metamorphosis": Materiality of painting, sculpture and so forth comes to the fore, as a sequel to the transformation of the human image and the representation of space. However here we think about works in which matter as something animate unlike "nature morte" conceives possibility to metamorphose.
"Traces of Metamorphosis": presents works in which we can feel some duration or memory of time by influencing matter.
"Flatland Revisited": presents works, in which flat surface might conceive some depth different from that by perspective.
This exhibition is a collaboration of the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu and the Mie Prefectural Art Museum