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Chaosmos 5: To View a World within a Grain of Sand
Seed bag2014Thistle seeds, hairnet, nailsH 400×W 220×D 190 mmCourtesy of Taguchi Fine Art
※Photo by Mitsumasa Fujitsuka, Courtesy of Taguchi Fine Art


Chaosmos 5: To View a World within a Grain of Sand

From the inception of the Sakura City Museum of Art in 1994, the exhibition series Chiba Art Now had been held for many years with the purpose of “introducing contemporary art,” which is one of the missions of the Museum. Our aim was to present the art scene in Chiba Prefecture, and to help people have a deeper understanding of contemporary art. In the fiscal year 2003, Chiba Art Now shifted to a new exhibition series, Chaosmos, and began to invite artists from outside the prefecture, with the aim of introducing the art scene through a more objective perspective. Chaosmos, which is a coined word that combines “chaos” with “cosmos,” implies the current state of art in which artistic ideas and styles are repeatedly being merged and divided. One of our aims is to present that state of art. We also hope to create an opportunity together with the visitors to consider the direction in which art is heading toward.

In recent years, huge-scale paintings and sculptures have been commonly created in Japan, due to the influence of Western contemporary art. In contrast, we also find quite a few works that have condensed artists’ own realms in a size that can be held with the hands, such as found in Joseph Cornell’s Box Art. In this exhibition, Chaosmos 5: To View a World within a Grain of Sand, we will introduce artistic expressions that have condensed the artists’ ideas within limited sizes, colors and time. In ancient times in the East, people had the tendency to perceive the cosmos within a small confined realm, such as found in the ideas of “Kochuten” (lit. another world inside a pot) and “Doten-Fukuchi” theory (lit. a paradise inside a cave). We hope that the visitors take this opportunity to enjoy each artist’s unique essences that have been encapsulated within limited sizes and time.

Exhibition Information:
Period: March 1 (Tue.) –28 (Tue.), 2017
Closed on Mondays (open on the holiday, March 20, and closed on the 21)
Hours: 10:00—18:0
Venue: Sakura City Museum of Art
Organizer: Sakura City Museum of Art

Participating Artists:
Junko Ikawa—born in 1965; photography.
Q-rais—born in 1985; short-film animation.
Christiane Löhr—born in 1965; sculpture.
Tomoatsu Takase—born in 1969; painting.
Haruo Mitsuta—born in 1980; Jizai Okimono (Articulated metal-figure life forms).

Related Events include a lecture and Gallery Talks.

For further information, please contact:
Kanako Nishikawa, Curator, Sakura City Museum of Art
Address: 210 Shinmachi, Sakura, Chiba, 235-0023
Phone: 043-485-7851
Fax: 043-485-9892
Email: k.nishikawa@city.sakura.lg.jp


List of Exhibited Works


 here, now, always2003Gelatin silver print406×508 mm
Courtesy of the Artist
 Little step form2014Plant stalksH 65×W 105×D105 mm
Courtesy of Taguchi Fine Art
JIZAI Milky Fiddler Crab (Uca lacteal)2016Copper, brass, bronzeL 50×W 30×H20 mm
Courtesy ot the Röntgenwerke AG

The Lost Breakfast2015Animated film, sound6 min. 50 sec.
Courtesy of the Artist
Paper Fragment2013Pigment ink on paper60×62 mm
Courtesy of Yukiko Koide Presents
 
2017.3.4(SAT)

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