Art Brut Then & Now Vol.2
Art Brut Then & Now is a series of exhibitions that presents, from a variety of angles, artists who have been active in the Art Brut scene in Japan and overseas for many years, alongside new artists who have been exhibited widely in recent years.
The second exhibition in the series, Echoing Cityscapes, introduces artists who reconstruct cityscapes full of buildings and houses from their own unique perspective. Each of these cityscapes has unique imagery, with compositions that seem to be looking down from the sky, works that have no set orientation, and groups of buildings in eccentric colors. All of them have a fantastical world view, where we can follow the artists as they envision somewhere new. In addition, the vast stretches of distant cityscapes are intertwined with the more familiar nearby, creating an energy that seems to continue forever.
Each cityscape is like an echo reverberating between reality and imagination, near and far, self and others, and here and there, and continuing to expand unnoticed. We hope that this exhibition will be a chance for each visitor to encounter a special cityscape that resonates with them, whether boisterously or in a quiet manner.
Installation views of ”Art Brut Then ＆Now Vol.2 'Echoing Cityscapes'”
|Title||Art Brut Then & Now Vol.2
|Period||Saturday, 21 January – Sunday, 9 April 2023
|Opening Hours||11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Venue||Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery|
|Artists||ISONO Takayuki, KOKUBO Norimitsu, GOTO Takuya, SATO Keigo, TSUJI Yuji, YOKOMIZO Sayaka|
|Organaized by||Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture|
|Notes||In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please follow the instructions below in the gallery.
*Please practice good etiquette by wearing a mask and sanitizing your hands.
*Please refrain from visiting the gallery if you have a fever above 37.5℃ or symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, or headache.
*We may ask you to wait in line if the gallery is too crowded.
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*The images shown may differ from the actual works exhibited.
Planned events include talks, guided tours and other events. We will inform you of details later on the below pages of each event.
Related Event of Art Brut Then & Now Vol.2 "Echoing Cityscapes"
YOKOMIZO Sayaka, one of the exhibiting artists, performed a picture-story show on the first day of the exhibition "Art Brut Then＆ Now Vol.2 'Echoing Cityscapes'".
Related Events of Art Brut Then & Now Vol.2 "Echoing Cityscapes"
The curator of this exhibition will give commentaries on the art works. Japanese sign language will be provided on Saturday, 11 March.
Related event of “Echoing Cityscapes”
The interactive space become a reference space of Art Brut during “Art Brut Then＆ Now Vol.2 ‘Echoing Cityscapes’”.
We will exhibit the panels which introduce the facilities the exhibiting artists of “Echoing Cityscapes” participate in. Furthermore visitors can read some books on Art Brut.
The space is open to public. Please feel free to use it.