"Musashino Art University 80th Anniversary: Metamorphosis -Objects Today- Exhibition vol.5"

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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 environments. It is no wonder that the ways in which artists tackle objects have been changing in a time like this. This series of exhibitions focuses on new modes of sculptural expression that depart in striking ways from preexisting forms of the materialistic imagination, or from the tension between object and image.

While Japanese sculpture used to be built upon a considerable degree of dependency on the objects themselves, artists working today seem to be moving away from such a tendency, intentionally deviating from the preexisting logic where things are generated through a mere accumulation of materials. These ten participating artists communicate with their respective media/materials while 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

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

[Image: "Family Sticks" view from "Tsubakikai Exhibition 2008 Trans-Figurative" (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo) Photo by Kyu Yamamoto (C) Kyotaro Hakamata]

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From 2009-10-24 To 2009-11-21

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