Výstava: Czech-Japanese Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition v Kjótu
Od 12.9. do 25.10. bude probíhat v tradičním japonském prostředí domu Zuiun-an v Kjótu výměnná výstava českého a japonského moderního výtvarného umění „Recollect, Gaze, Material in common“.
Na této výjimečné výstavě budou představena díla dvou japonských výtvarníků Tets Ohnari a Akira Otsubo, kteří studovali v České republice a šesti českých výtvarníků Aleksandry Vajd & Hynka Alta, Patrika Hábla, Ladislava Vondráka, Petra Fabo a Evy Červené. Díla těchto českých autorů budou v Japonsku vystavena vůbec poprvé. Historická města Kjóto a Praha budou v příštím roce slavit 20 let partnerství. V průběhu výstavy je pro návštěvníky připraveno i několik přednášek.
Datum: 12. 9. - 25. 10. 2015
(otevřeno jen o víkendech a o japonských svátcích)
Místo: Zuiun-an, 62-1 Kamigamo Minamioji-cho, Kita-ku, Kjoto-shi 603-8074
URL: http://prague-japan.x0.com/index.en.html (anglicky)
(quatation from press release)
We present works by two Japanese artists （Tets Ohnari, Akira Otsubo）who have experience studying abroad in the Czech Republic and six artists living in the Czech Republic （Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt, Patrik Hábl , Ladislav Vondrák, Peter Fabo , Eva Červená）. These six artists will be introduced to Japan for the first time.
We think the exhibition title “Recollect、Gaze、Material in common” as keywords connecting Czech artists and Japanese artists. The word “Recollect” has two meanings, “re-collecting” and “remember”, which is a shared interest among Peter Fabo , Eva Červená, and Akira Otsubo. Peter Fabo combines fragments of scrap wood into a sheet of wood, using marquetry technique. Eva Červená paints clothes and commodities which were thrown away in a light brushwork and tries to feel existence or memories of owners. Akira Otsubo makes collage works by cutting out images or letters from old illustrated books, makes lithographs by duplicating old portraits, and considers the relationship between representation and proper name, between image and memory.
“Gaze” is the common keyword in the works of Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt, Ladislav Vondrák. They consider the relationship between self and others. Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt will project a slide show of their masterpiece “portrait photos which they have taken each other for 15 years”. Ladislav Vondrák will exhibit video works which record his performance with his father. Vondrák’s works consider the relationship to his father and suggest the meaning or difficulty of facing the past generation and history.
“Material in common” is the shared keyword in the works of Patrik Hábl and Tets Ohnari. Patrik Hábl makes abstract paintings inspired by Oriental painting method. His paintings are suggestive of the black ink shade and natural energy flow. Tets Ohnari makes sculptural works using glass which has a long tradition in Czech. Also, the works of Peter Fabo and Akira Otsubo are suggestive the connection with Japanese marquetry and “Concrete Poetry” in Czech.
Kyoto and Prague are similar in certain respects: both cities have a long history and also have the flexibility to create a new culture by passing down tradition. In this exhibition, we are intended to contribute to the promotion of cultural exchange between two countries through contemporary art.
The highlight of this exhibition
・We introduce six artists in Czech to Japan for the first time.
Not only Czech contemporary art, but also Eastern Europe contemporary art aren’t very known in Japan. We provide Japanese audience the opportunity for getting closer to Czech contemporary art, by introducing works which have something in common with Japanese traditional culture, such as marquetry and Oriental painting.
・A dialogue between contemporary art and tradition
We exhibit contemporary art works at Zuiun-an, a traditional Japanese house built about 100 years ago in Kyoto. There are a tea-ceremony room, Japanese garden, and warehouse. We are intended to show a dialogue between contemporary art and tradition, between Czech and Japan.