"Artist File 2009 -The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

The National Art Center, Tokyo

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"Artist File" exhibition is a serial annual show that introduces notable artists handpicked by the curators of the NACT in a solo exhibition format. This second installment features works by 9 artists from both Japan and abroad. While these artists of varying ages each work in different media such as painting, sculpture, film and installation, they have all achieved their unique modes of expression by making perpetual efforts to pursue their respective artistic paths. It is hoped that viewers will gain an appreciation for today's contemporary art scene through their works, learn how artists today confront issues in the society that surrounds them, and understand the motivations behind their artistic practice.

In line with the museum's basic policy to "give audiences the chance to come into contact with various modes of artistic expression and new perspectives", this exhibition also aims to archive documents relating to all participating artists and convey this valuable information to future generations. As a major art center in Japan, the NACT will continue to make concerted efforts to organize exhibitions that put the museum workers' activities and perspectives to the test.

[Image: Aiko Miyanaga "A morning a Calm Comes (detail)" (2008) (Installation at Busan Biennale 2008) aquariums, naphthalene, mixed media/ photo: Aiko Miyanaga/ courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery]

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From 2009-03-04 To 2009-05-06

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AdamRamone: (2009-03-28)

齋藤芽生の作品が一番好きでした。ブログでは一人一人の作家について、簡単にコメントしました。
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/AdamRamone/20090324/1237899183

shumai: (2009-04-03)

私も齋藤芽生が一押しです。おみくじも引きました。
宮永愛子の音を聞く作品は辛抱強く待てば聞こえるのですが、どれだけの人がちゃんと聞けたのだろう…。

jinno: (2009-04-04)

dropdrop: (2009-04-05)

私は齋藤芽生より宮永愛子だな。齋藤芽生は悪趣味すぎて。。それに場所占拠しすぎ!苦笑  同じ危うさをはらんでいても宮永愛子の方が美しくかっこいい。部屋を支配していたよね。この中では一番好きだった。私は音聞こえましたよ。聞こえなくてもロマンだけどね。

donald_japantimes: (2009-04-10)

A series of solo shows filed together as one
By D.H. Rosen
Special to The Japan Times

"It's really quite special," says Peter Bogers. "In Europe or in the west in general, exhibitions tend to go more in the direction of thematic presentations. But here every artist has their own room, and even their own catalog ..."

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20090410a2.html

voidchicken: (2009-04-18)

efox: (2009-05-01)

not worth the entrance fee.

kico16: (2009-05-04)

今、この瞬間、この場所で生きているからこそ、出会うことができた—宮永さんの作品を始め、「時間」が生み出す奇跡を教えてくれる展示でした。
身の周りで起きる様々な出来事や、心の中に生まれる感情が、愛おしくなりました。展示室を出てもなお、ドキドキしていました。
…「四畳半みくじ」がズバリと当たっていて、さらにドキッとしました。

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