"Musashino Art University 80th Anniversary: Metamorphosis -Objects Today- vol.1"

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This exhibition aims to examine the metamorphosis of objects, which is the core element of sculptural art today. In this highly information-based society, we are constantly surrounded by immaterial visual environment. It is no wonder how the ways artists tackle objects have been changing in a time like this. This serial exhibitions focus on new modes of sculptural expression that are different from preexisting materialistic imagination or what arises from the friction between an object and image.

While Japanese sculpture used to be built upon a considerable degree of dependency on objects themselves, artists working today seem to be going away from such a tendency, intentionally deviating from the preexisting logic where things are generated through mere accumulation of materials. Ten participating artists communicate with their respective media/materials, maintaining a certain distance from them. What occurs within this distance between an object and an artist is metamorphosis, which realizes a resulting work to be not a mere sculpture but rather something more intangible.
-Kazuo Amano

-Related Event "Symposium with Participating Artists and Curator"
Symposium vol.1
April 25th (Sat) 16:00-20:00
Panelists: 7 participating artists (Takaaki Izumi, Teppei Kaneuji, Takahiro Kamimura, Motohiro Tomii, Nobuhiro Nakanishi, Kyotaro Hakamata, Yuichi Higashionna) + Kazuo Amano

Dates: May 9th (Sat), 2009 - March 20th (Sat), 2010
*A total of 8 volumes consisting of solo and 2 person exhibitions

[Image: "Belisian Adopter + Boundless Morpho II" (1989) wool and plywood, size changeable (collection of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art) (C)Kodai Nakahara]

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From 2009-05-09 To 2009-05-30

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Kodai Nakahara

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