Shingo Ariga + Sho Hasegawa "Cancel Connection"

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This exhibition features work by two young artists born in 1980, Shingo Ariga and Sho Hasegawa.

Ariga's previous work includes numerous installations and videos imbued with a sense of grotesqueness that embodies a kind of sexual, violent worldview. The darkness and gloom, nudity and gas masks that frequently appear in his work evoke dark emotions and a longing for the dark. By pumping it up, prodding it and scattering it throughout his work, Ariga discloses to the viewer a sombre, depressing internal world.

Hasegawa, on the other hand, creates installation spaces that incorporate water, sunlight, plants and insects. His practice consists in transforming natural phenomena into art, or rather inserting these phenomena within an art context. By interposing heterogeneous elements onto everyday spaces, Hasegawa prompts viewers to reexamine what we commonly overlook from a micro perspective, presenting us with a
new perceptive framework to view these things.

June 13th (Sat) 15:00-
Guest talk with Ichiro Haryu (art critic)
Fee: ¥1000 (first 30 visitors, reservation required, includes one drink)

June 14th (Sun) 15:00-
Pre Ongoing School: lecture and explanation by artist on the works on display.
Includes drink and cake of your choice.
Fee: ¥1500 (first 30 visitors)

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From 2009-06-03 To 2009-06-14

Opening Reception on 2009-06-06 from 18:00

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