Gallery's Picks for the Month：Collections of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022-Kabakov and Oscar Oiwa
2022.7.30 (Sat.) - 11.13 (Sun)
The current "Collections of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022" features the best selection of works by artists who have participated in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. The first exhibition was held in 2000, when Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale actively invited artists from abroad. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's "Rice Paddies," which symbolizes the energy of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, is a work that is literally rooted in the earth and continues to connect visitors to the land of Tsumari. The work exhibited in this collection "Ship of Tolerance", aims to create a world without conflict by encouraging interaction among people through art. The background of its creation and the artist's thoughts will be presented. Another work by Oscar Oiwa, who also participated in the first exhibition, "The Beautiful Thatched House," is also based on the motif of life in Tsumari and is a vivid green landscape painting captured from an outside perspective. It will be introduced along with Oscar's recent activities in Setouchi Triennale.
|Date||2022.7.30 (Sat.) - 11.13 (Sun)|
|Hours||only open on Sat. Sun. and National Holidays 10h-16h|
Ship of Tolerance
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov embarked on the "Ship of Tolerance" project in 2005. They were invited to the Siwa Oasis, located in the Libyan Desert in western Egypt. Kabakov was fascinated by the beauty and mystery of the lake, and when he learned that none of the local children had ever seen a boat, he thought to himself, "Yes, let's build a boat with the children! " They asked the children to draw "ships they had never seen before," and combined the drawings to form sails.
Indeed, we can see a boatman who looks like an Egyptian rowing a boat with a slightly eccentric sail in one of the works, and we can feel the warmth of Kabakov's eyes that accepts the children's drawings just as they are.
Oscar Oiwa: travelling artist
Oiwa Oscar expresses a world full of narrative and social satire in his powerful canvases. With his unique sense of humor and imagination, he continues to work while living and working in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and New York. Born in Sao Paulo, the artist graduated in architecture and worked as an artist while working for an architectural firm in Tokyo. After receiving a scholarship, he moved to New York and continues to be based in the United States. Oiwa travels often and seems to be searching for his own identity rooted in multiple cultures while on the move.
Setouchi Triennale: Ogijima Pavilion
The Ogijima Pavilion, a collaboration with architect Shigeru Ban, is one of the highlights of the Setouchi Triennale. Ban creates structures out of paper tubes anywhere in the world, including disaster-stricken areas, and Oscar painted marine life all over the windows of the building. When the windows are slid open, the patterns overlap, and beyond them the islands of the Seto Inland Sea spread out.