New “Artists Today” Exhibition 2019: The Ongoing Dialogue
[Image: Mikiko Hara "Untitled" from 'Kyrie' (2015)]
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The New “Artists Today” Exhibition has been held since 2016 with a focus on contemporary art while carrying on the principles of the original “Artists Today” Exhibition established at Yokohama Civic Art Gallery in 1964. With the subtitle “The Ongoing Dialogue,” this year’s show features the work of four internationally active artists who, through the process of creating art, have encounters and sometimes dialogues with people, places, events, and histories that challenge their perceptions. These experiences create new meanings and values, which are then reflected in their works, which also engage in dialogues with the viewer.
Yusuke Kamata reconsiders history from multiple perspectives and voices in works that reveal the historical and political aspects of architecture. Mikiko Hara’s snapshots feature casual scenes of places and people that seem to have no direct interaction with their subjects yet pick up on a sense of the day-to-day. Akira Mori is a unit of twin artists exploring distances between self and others in media. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Miki Momma has been traveling back and forth between her hometown of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo, creating ink paintings depicting landscapes and Soma’s traditional horse chasing ceremony. This exhibition examines modes of communication and possibilities for reconsidering connections and sharing differing values.