"Strength of the Earth" Exhibition

Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi

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This exhibition is part of a special "Dialogue with Materials" series at the Tatebayashi Museum in Gunma Prefecture. Taking paper as its theme in 2002 and wood in 2004, the exhibition series introduced audiences to notions of shape and form through ancient relics, daily household goods, toys and works of contemporary art that made potent use of properties unique to each material. The museum also provided a space for a wide range of people to engage first-hand with the art, organizing a variety of events that included creative workshops for parents and children and sessions for getting up and close with artists and their process of creation.
This exhibition is the 3rd installment in the series, taking earth as its theme. This material has been instrumental in the cultivation of crops and fields since ancient times, also effectively acting as a convenient and malleable tool for artistic production, occupying a central role in the life and work of humans. The unique appeal and qualities of this material will be on display over 2 sections: "The Relationship between Man and Earth" puts on display a wide range of materials such as Jomon era clay vessels, tiles, earthen pipes and clay dolls, while "The Colors, Sounds and Shapes of Earth" focuses on works by contemporary artists that use this material as either their medium or subject. In addition, a space for visitors to become more closely acquainted with the museum will be set up - a space where events such as artist talks and workshops conducted by contemporary artists and creative DIY "ateliers" and corners will be set up.

See the museum website for more details on the schedule of events.

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From 2008-06-28 To 2008-08-31

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