"Akibatamabi 21 Pre Open Exhibition: A New Normal"
This event has ended.
Akibatamabi21 is a space run by Tama Art University (also referred to as Tamabi) that provides a platform for young artists to present their works. A space in which young artists can come together, share their vision and support each other. Through encounters with other people, young artists have the opportunity to break out of their shell and undertake an engagement which does not rely on existing systems and authority, but instead allows one to find independence through self-organization and production. Akibatamabi21 is a place of such discipline. This space is entrusted to young artists who pursue such a vision, a space of possibilities, a space which will witness the fruition of such potential.
"A New Normal" can be interpreted as a mode of thought that is not restricted by existing ways of thinking. In 2005, a group of students at Tama Art University, Hachioji Campus took over the waste disposal area of the painting department and created an alternative art space called Yaribi. This was intended as a space for exchange between different departments and different universities, with an experimental structure and a driving concept of blending many different forms of creative expression. The result was that artists themselves were able to produce an exhibition space with independence and freedom. Yaribi still continues to this day.
This exhibition brings together the original members of Yaribi, who will take the core elements of their artistic production and enact them in the exhibition space, taking on the challenge of Akibatamabi21.
From 2010-05-08 To 2010-06-06