Susumu Koshimizu "Snow Departs from Snow"

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

poster for Susumu Koshimizu "Snow Departs from Snow"

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Susumu Koshimizu resigned from his long-term position in Kyoto City University of Arts this year. His retirement commemoration exhibition in January 21st - January 30th, 2010 will be opening with a focus on his past works, while Tokyo Gallery + BTAP's exhibition will be showing his new art pieces from the working table series.

The working table series was first shown in Tokyo + BTAP 2nd Exhibition in 1983. The exhibition showed pieces from his Mono-ha period and sculptural arts, of which later became an important representation of Koshimizu's body of works. During his Mono-ha period, objects were subject matters which go through symmetrical transformation while embracing doubts on western style representation and searching blindly for the representation for new relations between the body of work and associated objects.

There were three requisites to compose an art piece: subject matter, technique and concept; the emphasis placed on these three concepts led to the emergence of a new artistic representation style in the postwar contemporary art scene. This was the start of conceptual art. Since audiences demanded the image of spoken culture in conceptual art, Koshimizu, whom conceptualized new relationships of objects, must also give speech a role to play in his works.

One of Koshimizu responses was the working table series. By creating images through the physical properties of the works, he succeeded in creating the image of the spoken culture in the working table series. Ever since the working table series was released, it became the main representation of Koshimizu's works.
Please join us this New Year season and experience Koshimizu's new works in the name of "Snow Departs from Snow".



From 2010-01-23 To 2010-02-20

Opening Reception on 2010-01-23 from 15:00 to 19:00
15:00-17:00 Tea Ceremony, 17:00-19:00 Opening Party



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