"Tamana Araki & The Seven Colors of Mexico" Exhibition

Setagaya Culture Life Information Center, Seikatsu-Kobo

poster for "Tamana Araki & The Seven Colors of Mexico" Exhibition

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Mexico is filled with a joy of life. Even death, "muerte," is considered as an "amigo." Sustainable lifestyle is rooted in their culture. For example, they use maguey, the ingredient of tequila, and nopal cactus for both eating and clothing, fully utilizing a single life form in every aspect of their lives.

Artist Tamana Araki became captivated by the lifestyle of Mexico. She creates works using local plants and natural dye found in Mexico, and also collaborates with the local people. While her works convey the inner strength which is derived from the power of Mexican culture, they are also sentimental and poetic.

This exhibition presents a total of 27 works by Araki, including "El Ombligo dela Luna" (The Belly Button of the Moon), a piece incorporating motifs of local plants and animals as well as daily items from Mexico, and works created at workshops she held in elementary schools in Mexico and Setagaya.

This exhibition also includes craft items, prints and books from Lenateros Studio in Chiapas, Mexico. These items were appreciated and collected by painter Kojin Toneyama (1921-94), who also was influenced greatly by Mexican culture. A Mexican food workshop and paper craft workshop will also be held.

Please contact the venue for details on workshops.

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Schedule

From 2008-12-04 To 2008-12-14
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-19:00

Artist(s)

Tamana Araki

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museo: (2008-12-12)

楽しみにしていた展示でした。
展示自体はとってもかわいらしく、なかなか大がかりな作品もあって、よかったと思います。

ただ、今後、この場所を借りようとしていた人が下見に来ていて、大声で、作品の前で計画を練り始め、せっかくの作品は見えないし、映像作品の音は聞こえないしとさんざん。
注意をしても、態度は改まらず・・・

展示をされている方にも、観客にも、こういうのはやめてほしいと思います。
(会場の担当者も同席してました)

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