Memories of being engraved on the material through the manual work of each needle
「New Artist Picks Mariko Fence Exhibition | Sewing Life」
* The "New Artist Picks" Mariko Fence "Exhibition | Sewing Life", which has been postponed due to the temporary closure of the entire building, will be held at the following sessions.
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(TOP image) Mariko Fence "Ito no Hi-2" (part) 2019
Petals, leaves, silver thread, hair, cat hair, grandmother's trainer, 60.0cm x 54.0cm
A small exhibition "New Artist Picks (NAP)" that introduces young artists who are expected to be active in the future. This time, we will hold a solo exhibition of the artist, Mariko Fence (Sakura Mariko / Born in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture in 1987, lives in Yokohama City, and completed the Master's Program in Art, Craft Area [Woodworking], Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Tsukuba University) .. Fence Taki has consistently used "sewing" as a means of expression, and has mainly produced natural objects such as wood chips, leaves, and petals. It can be said to be the act of tracing the memory of the time when it was carved into the material through the manual work of each needle and keeping that memory in a visible form.
In this exhibition, we will follow the development of the works so far and present new works under the theme of the artist's life story set in Sajima (Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture) where he was born and raised. They all come from the artist's personal memories, such as memories of his late grandmother who taught me embroidery and discomfort with the development of land rich in nature. At first glance, these works seem to be private expressions, but they are universal, with the artist's warm gaze focused on everything in life and the ephemeral nature of life that will eventually decay. It's full of empathy. In addition, new possibilities for sewing expressions can be found in the works created by the transparent attitude of the fence to the act of sewing.
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Mariko Fence 《Sew Wood-87》 (Part) 2016
Bark, gold thread, 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm
New Artist Picks
Mariko Fence Exhibition | Sewing Life
[Date and time] November 14th (Sat) -December 13th (Sun) 11: 00-18: 00
* Café Ogurayama is from 10:45 to 18:00
* Pre-change session: March 14th (Sat) -April 12th (Sun), 2020
[Venue] Museum of Yokohama Art Gallery 1, Café Ogurayama
[Organizer] Museum of Yokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama City Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation)
[Cooperation] GALERIE PARIS, Café Ogurayama
[Inquiry] 045-221-0300 (Yokohama Museum of Art)
Yokohama Museum of Art opened to the public on November 3, 1989. It is one of the largest art institutions in Japan. With its iconic architecture, featuring the expansive space of the Grand Gallery, the museum is made up of a total of seven gallery spaces, as well as an Art Information and Media Center that holds over 110,000 art-related books, ateliers hosting a wide range of workshops for children and adults, and many other facilities.
Located in the international seaport city of Yokohama, the museum focuses on collecting and showing modern and contemporary art created since the late 19th century, when the port of Yokohama opened, alongside many special exhibitions.
The outward appearance：KASAGI Yasuyuki / Grand gallery：KASAGI Yasuyuki / Exhibition room：TANAKA Yuichiro
Address3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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