N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey

Mori Art Museum

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[Imege: N. S. Harsha "Come give us a speech (detail)" (2008) 182.9×182.9 cm]

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N. S. Harsha was born in 1969 in southern India’s ancient capital Mysuru, where he continues to reside and pursue his artistic practice. India’s fast-paced economic development and urbanization in recent years has raised the international profile of its contemporary art, and over the past decade N. S. Harsha has presented his work at numerous international exhibitions. Simultaneously, he has carved out his own highly idiosyncratic place in the world by engaging frankly with the diversity of “life” around him, from the traditional culture and natural environment of southern India, to the everyday relationships between people, flora and fauna. Encompassing Harsha’s major works since 1995, this first mid-career retrospective will explore themes running consistently through his practice, such as the absurdity of the real world, representation and abstraction, and repeating images. The exhibition is one in a continuing series of solo exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum featuring mid-career artists from Asia, where contemporary art from rapidly developing nations and regions such as China, Africa, India and the Middle East will be showcased.

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Talk Event: “Paintings with a Bird’s Eye View of the World, Paintings that Observe the Everyday”
Event Dates: February 4 (Sat), 19:00-20:00 (Doors Open: 18:30)
Venue: Academyhills (49F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Speakers: N. S. Harsha, Yuji Yamashita (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University), Makoto Aida (Artist), Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Capacity: 150 (booking required)
Admission: General: ¥1,800 (inc. exhibition ticket) / MAMC members: Free
*Please check details on official website.
*Simultaneous Japanese and English translation will be provided.

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from 2月 04, 2017 to 6月 11, 2017

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