"Art and Product" Exhibition

Ai Kowada Gallery

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Today, we are surrounded by overflowing amount of various products. These mass products seem like an extreme opposite of what we usually call “Art”.

However, the production and distribution of these products are the fundamental base of our economy and society, and including their advertisements, they influence us in many ways. Artists are no exception. They too live in and are influenced by the world of mass products and mass consumption. From Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol to many artists today, artists are often inspired and given hints by products surrounding them. Through a close examination of such works produced by modern artists, this exhibition aims to offer new suggestions and inspirations to our relation with mass products and also to the way of expressions in art using those products.

It was once said that advertisements are love letters from companies to customers. While the meaning of advertising is changing in the face of rapid shifts in the media environment, it can be said that this exhibition is an answer to the love letters, from the artists who are consumers themselves, to the companies and society at large.

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From 2011-11-12 To 2011-12-22

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