JPN (Joy, Place, or Not)

Sprout Curation

poster for JPN (Joy, Place, or Not)

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Sprout Curation is delighted to present “JPN” as a sequel to “Japanese Painting Now!”. For this group exhibition at Karlsruhe, Germany’s Kunstverein Letschebach in in August 2014, the five emerging Japanese artists Hiroyuki Agetsuma, Shuhei Ise, Seiichiro Osa, Ryo Ozeki, and Norihiro Nakashima attempted to redefine painting.

Standing for “Joy, Place, or Not”, JPN features these five artists accompanied by Noriaki Hattori. It explores the idea of contingency as a potential means of narrowing the divide between art and the viewer. Points of contact in which dialogue can take place evoke joy for both the perceiver and the perceived, yet despite the viewers’ attempts to seek verbalized codes for understanding art, artists occasionally employ contingent factors in their creative processes through sound, time, form, perspective, thresholds, and materials— in other words, artists attempt to create actionable properties of affordance to establish a mutual exchange. This exhibition is an opportunity to investigate whether these attempts could be effective if the idea of “space=place” is removed from the identity/context of a work.

Part 1: Dec. 6 (Sat)–Dec. 16 (Tues)
Part 2: Dec. 19 (Fri)–Dec. 26 (Fri)

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Artist Talk
Date: Dec. 20 (Sat) 15:30
Post-Talk Party
Dec. 20 (Sat) 17:00



from December 06, 2014 to December 26, 2014
Closed on Dec. 17 (Wed) and Dec. 18 (Thurs).



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