Thursday, 9 November 2017 - Sunday, 17 December 2017
every Mon, Tue, Wed, and second Sunday
Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery
Nowadays, we tend to categorize things in everyday life to make them easier to understand. But often the things we encounter defy categorization and confuse our feelings. To take things just as they are, accepting beauty as beauty, ugliness as ugliness and chaos as chaos, helps us understand the world and enables us to go deeper into the heart of things with greater speed.
The exhibition “ara mahoshi” celebrates diversity. The word aramahoshi (“May it be so”) is formed of “ara” (existence) and “mahoshi” (wish). The blank space interposed in the title indicates the diversity of everyone’s wish for existence. When we recognize that all people have need to express, we will see that expression and life are inseparably related. The artworks and events of “ara mahoshi” are diverse expressions of life. It is hoped that each viewer, in experiencing them, will be moved to feel his or her own expressive existence.