Gallery's Picks for the Month：Collections of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022-Kabakov and Oscar Oiwa
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.