Art Brut Then & Now is a series that presents, from varying angles, artists who have long 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 third exhibition in the series, “Floating in a World of Memories.” takes up five artists from Japan, presenting their works-born from “memory” of physical sensations such as sight and taste—as a “world of artists’ memories of particular moments.” The artists express their “world of memories” each from their own unique viewpoint and emotion in artworks differing greatly in form. By vividly depicting memories of food eaten, scenery and nature observed, and the drawing songs enjoyed in their childhood, the artists take us inside their experience. Even if multiple people spend the same time in the same place, memory of that time will be unique for each person. That difference in each person’s memory is also an important element in making that person who they are. Giving a little thought to memories of what transpires in our busy lives and easily-forgotten memory of sensations, we might reencounter memories that, while small, are deeply precious. Won’t you try “floating” in the multi-form “world of memories” of the five artists, feeling the time of their memories, now gone?
|Title||Art Brut Then & Now Vol.３
Floating in a World of Memories.
|Period||Saturday, 22 April – Sunday, 25 June 2023
|Opening Hours||11:00am - 7:00pm|
|Venue||Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery|
|Artists||GOTO Tomoyasu / KOBAYASHI Itsuo / HIGASHIMOTO Noriko / HERAI Takanori / MATSUBARA Hikaru|
|Organaized by||Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture|
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