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ANIKORA

39 North Maoming Road
200041 Shanghai
China
November 14th, 2009 - December 20th, 2009
Opening: November 14th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.andrewjamesart.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
shanghai
EMAIL:  
andrewjamesart@hotmail.com
PHONE:  
+86 21 5228 7550
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 11am-7pm Other Times By Appointment
TAGS:  
figurative

DESCRIPTION

“ANIKORA” is the debut solo show for the artist Ryoko Suzuki in China.

The artist will be visiting Shanghai for the month of October where she is participating in an artist in residency program in conjunction with Jia Hotel.  She will spend 30 days working in Shanghai, and finding inspiration in the city.

At the end of the residency she will exhibit work from her 2008 series ANIKORA.

“Anikora” is the growing trend for Japanese men's desire to see their favourite pop or movie stars in pin-up or nude poses.

By exchanging the face of the original anime figure for the artists own, real face, she is showing a critical, human position about a (globally) increasing indifference towards some of our desires, leading to a situation of external control.

It is easy to see how men’s desires are reflected in these characters, but less so how this way of seeing women is expressed in Japan’s culture of “Kawaii” things.   Being “Kawaii” is the most important value for Japanese young women. But aren’t they losing themselves and their own identities and personalities by trying to become objects of masculine society’s desire for “cuteness”?

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"ANIKORA" 是铃木凉子在中国的首次个展。

艺术家本人将在10月底来到上海,参加由家合酒店提供的艺术家驻留项目。她将在上海居住一个月,寻找这个飞速发展的城市带来的灵感。

驻留计划后期,铃木凉子将在安杰当代艺术画廊展出她2009年的新作品系列ANIKORA.

"Anikora" 是指日本男性喜欢看偶像们的不雅形象的潮流。

艺术家将自己的真实脸庞切放到动漫人物形象上,她尖锐地表现了(世界范围内)人们欲望的雷同化,导致了一种外在的被控。

从这些作品中能够很容易看到男性们的喜好,但却很容易忽视女性在推崇"卡哇伊"的日本社会中的地位。在日本,"卡哇伊"是年轻女性最为追捧的品质。但是她们有没有想过,她们是否为了迎合男性社会的喜好而丧失了自己的性格和特点呢?

 

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