“History flows from all the presents” Artist Talk by Hans Andersson from Sweden

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[Image: Work by Hans Andersson, 2017, Courtesy of Galerie Forsblom, Photo by Angel Gil]

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What if a work of art could induce in the viewer a certain calming state of mind?
This kind of question was predominant when art was made in the service of higher consciousness. We see it repeated in the religious art of all cultures, and yet it is a question that is somewhat difficult to confront since the dawning of modernism.
Hans Andersson creates dense and richly time-layered drawings, collages and objects which perhaps hold some sense of this ‘timeless’ quality of great religious art. Drawing on numerous experiences and sources, including early electro-acoustic music, Indian Tantric art, architecture and altered states of consciousness, Andersson’s art asks us to surrender and give ourselves over to the complex but eternally intriguing intersecting of matter and time.
Andersson will bring examples of his art work to help expound his talk, and Roger McDonald from AIT will join him later in conversation, and provide some basic consecutive translation.

[Event Details]
Event Date: Nov. 14 (Tue) 19:00-21:00 (Doors open: 18:30)
Venue: Daikanyama AIT Room
Admission: Adults ¥1000, Students and AIT Base Members ¥80, AIT House and Support Members free.
*All admissions inc. 1 drink
*Booking required
*Event in Japanese and English.
*Please see the official website for booking and further details.

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November 14, 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00

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Hans Andersson

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