Michiko Sotobayashi “Body and Organs”

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

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“Body and Organs” features a selection of calligraphic works that aim to go beyond the mere meaning of the characters they contain to use calligraphy as a form of artistic expression. The title “Body and Organs” is a reference to calligraphic forms (bodies) and the transmuting ink that occupies them (organs). This exhibition revisits the origin of Chinese hanzi characters while at the same time positing calligraphy as a new form of expression in modern art. We live in an age in which advances in information media have brought about the globalization of art and even created something of a “global standard” in it. This condition means that if artists do not consider the locality in which their works are created, diversity of artistic expression can be lost. Therefore, it is now time to ask ourselves what “Eastern art” is all about.

[Related Event]
Artist’s talk
Date: 1/11 (Sat) 15:00–16:00
Please see the official website for details.

[Image: Michiko Sotobayashi “Body and Organs 6” (2013), Sumi and cinnabar ink on paper, 70 x 68 cm]

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from January 11, 2014 to February 01, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-01-11 from 16:00 to 18:00

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