Satoru Aoyama "Artists Must Earnestly Make Six Roses in Their Lives"

Mizuma Art Gallery - Ichigaya Tamachi

poster for Satoru Aoyama "Artists Must Earnestly Make Six Roses in Their Lives"

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Six red roses embroidered with a sewing machine: this is all there superficially is about this exhibition. This exhibition consists in directly confronting the rose's image as a bearer of multiple symbols, beautiful and stale at the same time. This is a new direction for which the artist opted after his Glitter Pieces series (2008 - ) reflecting Aoyama's concern for concepts such as “labor” or the dichotomy of notions such as politics and art, manual and mechanical industry, imagination and appropriation among others.

By declaring “I will never make roses again in my life as an artist,” Aoyama claims the original romantic intensity of art, but he also questions us about the value and assessment of “the art, or the artist”. Will the artist's last roses bloom effectively in the present world?

[Image: "Artists Must Earnestly Make Six Roses in Their Lives" (w.i.p.), 2011, Embroidery on polyester, 42x32 cm]

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From 2011-06-08 To 2011-07-09

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Satoru Aoyama

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