"Stillness into Color: Inframince of Moonlight" Exhibition

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

poster for "Stillness into Color: Inframince of Moonlight" Exhibition

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This exhibition is based on a vision that stems from a neologism concept called Inframince proposed by one of the highly influential artists of the 20th century, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). Duchamp created this term to describe the subtle (infra-thin) boundaries that appear when one condition shifts into another, which he perceived as a source of art.

For example, Duchamp found inframince in the warmth that remains after a person has risen and left a seat. Because, between the condition of the person being present and the condition of complete absence, there is a barely perceptible borderline condition in which a slight trace of the person's body heat remains behind. By this definition, we can perhaps find inframince in the pale moon that remains in the morning sky after sunrise.

This two-part exhibition brings together a selection of works from the Middle Ages to the contemporary that share a similar spirit with concept of moonlight as a type of inframince. The first part of the exhibition presents Japanese art ranging from Buddhist art of the Middle Ages to Okyo Maruyama, as well as tracing the development of British landscape painting and prints of J.M. William Turner and others representing a high aesthetic deriving from nature with rich philosophical aspects. The second part explores the appeal of contemporary art that contains equally deep philosophical aspects created through unique methodologies based on what might be considered a form of natural science.

It is our hope that amidst the works of this exhibition and the quiet reverberations of their colors you will find directions for art of the future.

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From 2009-10-10 To 2010-01-11

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