Kenji Ichikawa "Hana to Yume "

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Since making his debut as an artist in the late 1990s, Kenji Ichikawa has won several awards and held numerous exhibitions both in Japan and abroad, establishing him as a first-rate contemporary artist with a solid, proven career.

"Most of my work is created by cutting out images from 'readymade' printed matter and pasting them together." Ichikawa's practice consists in accumulating and reassembling fragments of preexisting images by hand. Some of these fragments include highly charged and symbolic images of lips and breasts, while others carry entirely inorganic appearances, more akin to a plant or an architectural structure.

These countless fragments, accumulated through a stubborn process of repetition, become distorted through the filter of the artist and present an entirely new image. Ichikawa's 2D works and installation spaces are constructed without a single gap between them - a gesture of craftsmanship that can be read as a sort of resistance to the image manipulation accomplished through digital technology.

June 19th (Fri) 19:30-
Live performance organized by William&NG
With Junpei Makuuchi (mouth harp) + Takashi Hayashi (guitar from Qui), Noboru Kamida (Kdance) + ?, William&NG
Fee: Donations + one drink charge

June 21st (Sun) 19:00-
Pre Ongoing School
Lecture and slideshow by the artist. Includes cake and drink of your choice.
Fee: ¥1500 (first 30 guests)

June 27th (Sat) 19:00-
Guest talk
With Jun Tsuzuki (illustrator, eye catcher designer)
Fee: ¥1000 (first 30 guests, reservation required, includes one drink)

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From 2009-06-17 To 2009-06-28

Opening Reception on 2009-06-20 from 19:00

Artist(s)

Kenji Ichikawa

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