"The Echo" Exhibition
This event has ended.
Through encounters with young art lovers, talk events and discussions, this exhibition aims to explore the relationships and mutual sympathies between a new generation of young Japanese artists whose debut onto the contemporary art scene dates from post-2000; a new Japanese art whose character and modes of expression are as yet unfixed.
Various talks and presentations will be held over the duration of the exhibition, providing opportunities to consider the role of this new contemporary art in society and the various problems problems relating to this emerging art that are acutely felt by members of this generation. Using the city of Yokohama itself as a platform - ZAIM, Koganecho, Kotobukicho, as well as the venues that are hosting the Yokohama Triennale - It is hoped that dialogue will be stimulated about the function of art in society and its relevance to the average person as well as the younger generation.
In addition, "The Six" exhibition, which support artists from the next generation (taking over from the ones represented at this exhibition), and which was previously held for the first time from November 30th to December 2nd 2007, will be held again this year. Artists from "The Echo" will act as jury members for this show.
September 13th (Sat)
15:00- Performance by Kei Takemura
16:00- Presentation by "The Six"
17:00- "The Echo" Talk Show
Venue: ZAIM Annex 3, 4F
[Image: Kei Takemura, "A.N.'s living room in Tokyo, premonition of an earthquake" [detail] (2005)]
ZAIM is holding an exhibition of young Japanese artists, while "After Hours", a non-Triennale set of panel discussions was also held nearby.
Digital, rough and maybe deadly
By Donald Eubank
Japan Times Staff writer
"Conceptual art such as what is being shown at the triennale, looks like it was made following a list of instructions. And in general it points toward death," said Aoyama. "Japanese artists know about conceptual art, but they want to show the rough edges, they want to point toward life ..."