Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art January 25 – April 12, 2020 In 1989’ Noriaki Kitazawa released his book 眼の神殿: 「美術」受容史ノート / Me no shinden: “bijutsu” juyōshi nōto. Noriaki’s analysis of how the concept and institution of “art” had been imported from the West and then ‘Japanised’ in the late nineteenth century certainly prompted widespread cultural revaluation.…

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Sybille Nuemeyer

Artist in Residence at ARCUS Project 2013. Sybille Nuemeyer is an emerging artist, whose visually engaging artworks are matched by the intellectual insight that she brings to them. Her wide-interests and knowledge encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, science history and science theory are vividly displayed in the works she creates. A contemporary observer, Nuemeyers’ projects…

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Genpei Akasegawa’s 1000 Yen Note Incident

One of the most famous chapters of post-war Japanese art is Genpei Akasegawa’s 1000-yen Note Incident. In 1963, the young han-geijutsu (‘Anti-Art’) artist had printed several hundred single-sided monochrome 1000-yen note semblances, mailing them in the post office’s cash envelopes as invitations to his exhibition of collage works in Tokyo. In the following months he…

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Nandesha Shanthi Prakash

If contemporary art is informed by its relation to the particular political and economic circumstances of any given country from which it derives, encountering the work of Nandesha Shanti Prakash, demonstrates that contemporary art and it’s relation to globalisation, raises yet further important political and economic questions. Questioning the social and political, a recurrent motif…

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Jamie Shovlin

Good to see Jamie Shovlin’s work in the current group exhibition at Seventeen Gallery, London. A current collaborator, artist Jamie Shovlin is interested in the tension between truth and fiction, reality and invention, history and memory. He is an artist whose work combines extraordinary facility as a draughtsman, printmaker, painter and writer with conceptual complexity…

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Yingmei Duan

Yingmei Duan is a curious observer who asks questions of all facets of life in order to continuously learn and develop. For the past twelve years she has concentrated her energy and creativity on making performance art and researching the medium. Much of Yingmei’s performance art explores human instincts such as fear and desires. Various…

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