Ma Jiahao “Involution Society”
[Image: Ma Jiahao (2021) Plastic human doll, enamel paint 17 x 10.4 x 0.5cm]
This event has ended.
Ma Jiahao was selected for the 4th CAF Award, the 22nd Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, and the Ichiro Fukuzawa Award when he graduated from Tama Art University.
The young up-and-coming Ma was born in 1996 in Xi’an, the ancient capital of Chang’an in the People’s Republic of China, and has steadily built up his career, holding two solo exhibitions in Japan and actively participating in group exhibitions. After studying in Japan, he has consistently worked on issues that lie between the individual and the collective.
In a recent two-person exhibition, he put himself in the position of a “tourist” and cut through the cultural differences between Japan and China.
In the recent two-person exhibition, he put himself in the position of a “tourist” to cut through the cultural differences between China and Japan. In this exhibition, Ma focused on the subconscious mind of people who feel that their existence is at stake if they are not better than others, as the new corona epidemic has caused people to become more introverted. This unconscious desire to excel is easily combined with competition among nations, leading to unnecessary competition and quarrels, as well as the start of wars.
In this exhibition, using the small plastic models of the human body that are synonymous with his work, he attempts to recreate the confusion of contemporary society by using human figures that have been stripped of their torso and densely implanted, as well as compressed and deformed assemblages of human figures. 10 works including three-dimensional and plate works will be exhibited.
from April 29, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Closed on May 6, 11, 12, 13.