Yuka Mori + Akane Saijo “Responses in Flux”
Ends in 15 days
Presenting painter Yuka Mori and ceramic artist Akane Saijo’s duo exhibition “Responses in Flux.” Both artists are based in Kyoto and studied together at The Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts (Master’s Course), each approaching to the boundaries of their physical body and other subjects. Mori has a background in Japanese painting, who tries to perceive the sense of the boundary collapsing between one’s self and the exterior and pursues to express the inner world inside the surface’s beauty. On the other hand, Saijo is interested in historical events or incidents which she carefully investigates. She creates ceramic works, usually having hollow structure regardless of the exterior form, which overlaps with her research subject—both connotes a fictional nature.
The exhibition started from the artists’ correspondence, where the two confessed each other their “sin of the body.” According to the artists, bargaining was inevitable on the process of the correspondence, making them struggle to consider how far they should expose their true self. The act of accepting what occurred to the other and discovering what the two persons have in common, is synonymous to the understanding of the relation between one’s self and the society in a new light. From this process of re-recognition, they created a cycle to flux each other’s “sin of the body” to transform into new energy.
Details of the correspondence are kept secret to the viewers. In Japanese, there is an idiomatic phrase “drain to water” (forgive and forget, let bygones be bygones) used to break collision, conflict, or the tensed situation. The exhibited works have proceeded as the two artists went back and forth between their perception’s boundaries, sublimating each other’s confessions that may have been “drained to water.” Perhaps they may be the reaction of the interviewer, the responding nod, the consideration, or forgiveness.
from February 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021
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