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"KAAT EXHIBITION 2017" Poetry Forest Space to be described

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"KAAT EXHIBITION 2017" Poetry Forest Space to be described

ー ー What kind of exhibition is KAAT EXHIBITON 2017?

Six up-and-coming artists who produce Japanese paintings and sculptures exhibit their works using the space of KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater, which is originally a performance and performing arts. Speaking of art museums, you can't easily hang things from the ceiling or hit nails on the floor or walls, but you can do it in the middle studio, which is also the rehearsal hall of the theater. This is an exhibition that attempts an experimental approach while adding light using lighting in this dark space called the “Black Box”. Japanese paintings drawn with Japanese paper, ink, rock paint, etc. can be huge works that can be hung from the ceiling, while others can stand alone in folding screens. Sculptures created from stone, glass, and metal, and artfully interacting with each other in rhythm, the people who come to see the “forest” of contemporary art full of emotions enter the work and the words that spring up I would like you to take a walk as if drifting inside.

Jin Nakano

--- What kind of artists do you have?

Natsunosuke Mise (Japanese painting) is a professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design in Yamagata Prefecture. He is a writer who creates a huge piece of art by joining Japanese paper drawn with ink, pigment, and metal foil. Consistent production style that creates a work by accumulating precise drawings, calling himself a “drawing”While taking a picture, works that have transformed traditional Japanese art styles, such as folding screens and hanging scrolls, can be said to be beyond the framework of “Japanese painting” and are not captured by existing concepts.

Natsunosuke Mise

Akira Nagasawa (Japanese painting) is a professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design in Yamagata Prefecture, just like Mr. Mise. He is also in the field of Japanese painting, and is as big as a wall standing on the theme of “contemporary Japanese painting” Mainly works. Currently, we are mainly working on tigers as motifs, but their bodies, which have been abstracted to the limit, are reflected in our eyes as if they were mythical beings. Mr. Nagasawa is not limited to paintings, but is also engaged in activities such as installations and solid works. It can be said that it is a “contemporary Japanese painting” beyond the existence of “Japanese painting”.

Akira Nagasawa

Tomoyuki Kaneko (Japanese painting) has been working in a marginal village in Yamagata Prefecture after completing the doctoral program at Tohoku University of Art and Technology, where Mise and Nagasawa teach. Based on the technique of Japanese painting using materials such as rock paint, ink, and metal foil, the paintings are created using traditional and legendary motifs as motifs. Due to the nature of the subject matter handled, various opinions fluctuate depending on the audience, probably because it is very stimulating. However, there is a kind of relentless detailIt seems to have a universality.

Tomoyuki Kaneko “Photographed by Masamasa Nishino”

Nozomi Tanaka (Japanese painting) is the youngest and most up-and-coming artist who won the Grand Prize of VOCA Award while studying at Tohoku University of Art and Design in 2014. The unique view of the world created through interviews and research on the culture, progress, and traditions of each region may be considered a Japanese painting because it has explored the Japanese culture beyond the materials it handles. The spiders drawn on the screen are reminiscent of bird and caricature, but by drawing from a perspective that looks down from the sky rather than in the form of a picture scroll, the center of the work is lost and stories are born and chained in various scenes Is expressed.

Nozomi Tanaka

Bunpei Tsunohira (sculpture) has won numerous awards in contemporary art such as TOKYO MIDTOWN AWARD and Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award. It is a writer who has also exhibited at art festivals. Mr. Tsuno is skillfully combining wood, iron, paper, and personal items, creating and announcing works that introduce new meanings while shifting the meaning and function of each material. That subtle shift, for example, presents a disturbing relationship between modern cities and natureIt highlights the “uncomfortable feeling” lurking in everyday life.

Bunpei Kakuno "Photographed by Masamasa Nishino"

Mr. Todo (sculpture) has been based in Germany, but has recently moved to Japan. A lot of works can be seen in Japan, attracting attention. Mainly developed works with laminated glass sandwiched between stones, not only stones but also books, rubble, excavated bricks, some kind of narrative and time confined things were used, and the substances contained were accumulated This work is a combination of time and accumulated substances that permeate.

Todo “Photographed by Masamasa Nishino”

-Finally, please tell us about Open Theater 2017.

On the last day of the exhibition, in addition to the six artists this time, the work of four contemporary artists who make sculptures, images, photos, and lacquerware will appear everywhere in the theater, and the entire KAAT will become a museum. . Various events such as gallery talks by artists, workshops, video installation and dance, poetry reading, Khomei, Theremin are also held.

From the Magcal editorial department As soon as I opened the heavy door, I jumped right into my eyes, a huge work by Japanese painter Natsunosuke Mise. I drew my breath unintentionally as the light of the lighting hit the work drawn in detail, like the moonlight. As I stepped forward, I was fascinated by the works on display in all directions, and time passed quickly. The exhibition method is different from general art museums, so I felt interesting as well as the work itself. On the 28th, the final day of the exhibition, there are many events that can be enjoyed for free.

"Poetry Forest-Space to be Talked about"

Bunpei Kado
Tomiyuki Kaneko
Nozomi Tanaka
Akira Nagasawa
Natsunosuke Mise

Date: April 30th (Sun)-May 28th (Sun), 2017 Open all day during the session Venue: KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater 3F Middle Studio Opening Hours: 10: 00-18: 00 (30 minutes admission closed) (Before)
Admission fee: General 600 yen / Students / 65 years and older 500 yen / Free for high school students and younger Persons with a disability certificate and one accompanying person are free / Group 10 or more discount 100 yen

"Open Theater 2017"
Takehiro Iikawa
Genta Ishizuka
Kojiro Kobayashi
Akira Miyanaga

Date: Sunday, May 28
Venue: KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater Opening hours: 10: 00-18: 00
Admission: Free

Organizer: KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater Cooperation: ART FRONT GALLERY, IMURA ART GALLERY, MIZUMA ART GALLERY, Tama Art University, Tohoku University of Art and Design, NHK Yokohama Broadcasting Station 281 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Inquiries: 045-633-6500 (representative)

【event information】
Performance, workshop, talk, etc.The latest information on the event will be announced on the website as needed.
If you present an exhibition ticket stub for the “Poetry Forest” exhibition at the 3rd floor reception desk, the entrance fee will be reduced by 100 yen. (Valid many times)

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