Wonders vol.2 Greenscape

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poster for Wonders vol.2 Greenscape
[image: Kana Kou "Face to the Green"(2011)]

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The concept of the private art collection was developed in Europe around the 15th century. Valuable works that reflected the sensibilities of various countries and regions began to be collected, and rare objects that attracted viewers became known as wonders or curiosities. This included Japanese art and craft items. For this exhibition, the second in the series, Mina-to will present unique works by four contemporary Japanese artists and designers.

We all are part of “nature” - the environment that supports our activities and the oasis of freshness that fascinates modern city dwellers. Since ancient times, scenery has played a unique role in art, expressing utopias on various scales in order to incorporate nature into our living spaces. The four artists introduced in this exhibition take a range of approaches in the way they negotiate the relationship between “people” and “nature.” Kaori Tanaka incorporates scenery highly symbolic of Japan, such as Mount Fuji and Japanese gardens, integrating emotion through her the use of color, while Keisuke Tanaka gives new life to wood “carcasses” by transforming old wooden frames and columns into landscapes. The drawings of Kana Kou reflect the personal and physical sensations she experiences on hikes into the wild, and the designer of ‘Tokyo Bonsai Lifestyle’ adapts nature to fit our present living environment by engineering micro bonsai. See how each of these creators explores the beauty and positive effects of nature.

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from 6月 05, 2017 to 6月 18, 2017

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