Maiko Sasai “Narrative Detours”

Yuka Tsuruno Gallery

poster for Maiko Sasai “Narrative Detours”

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In the exhibition of landscapes titled “stories of the artist’s own devising interweave” - the side of the artist’s work that we see can be collaborative. As a landscape, it is an “already existing” story whose theme has been constructed in the new series that is being exhibited. This time, adopting the widely, well-known story “The Tale of The Bamboo Cutter” and taking from it several scenes, words and picking out those parts in the story in which they are not speaking by using her imagination and drawing to weave in the genealogy of the images and story. When Kasai heard children asking on the radio “When Princess Kaguya returns to the moon what happens next?” she wondered if we are provided such a good platform in the story from which to freely explore our imaginations or to intentionally imagine the story that perhaps you do not need to see the scenes described. Meanwhile, by composing the subject of the story between the way to make it and see it, the usual recognition or way of seeing is dislodged/displaced, composing with words, creating with images, differently – what might be able to be discovered? Is it not that it hasn’t been discovered?



from May 16, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-05-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Maiko Sasai



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