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Sayaka Abe

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Just cute doesn’t cut it anymore   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Sayaka Abe, Genpei Akasegawa, Ryoko Aoki, Kaoru Arima, Chim↑Pom, Takahiko Iimura, Zon Ito, Masaru Iwai, Takahiro Iwasaki, Teppei Kaneuji, Tsubasa Kato, Junko KIDO, Takayoshi Kitagawa, Kengo Kito, Fumiko Kobayashi, Yamashita + Kobayashi, Meiro Koizumi, Mami Kosemura, Shimon Minamikawa, HIDENORI MITSUE, Toshihiko Mitsuya, Yumiko Morisue, Shinji Ohmaki, Katsumi Omori, Hiroe Saeki, Ataru Sato, KEI TAKEMURA, Kazuyuki Takezaki, Keiichi Tanaami, Yuken Teruya, Momoyo Torimitsu, Naoyuki Tsuji, Ryohei Usui, Finger Pointing Worker, Masao Yamamoto, Ryohei Yanagihara, Yuichi Yokoyama at Kunsthal KAdE September 21st, 2013 - February 2nd, 2014
Posted 11/6/13
From a monitor a man in a hazmat suit points his finger at us. Close by, the worrying crackle of a Geiger counter sounds. Two steps into Now Japan, at Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort, the most urgent parameters of present-day life in Japan are forced upon the visitor. This is a nation dealing with the aftermath of a devastating tsunami and the resulting meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Its artists deal with the fallout in their own way. The suited man in the video, an anonymous artist... [more]
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From Ink Painting to Plush Bonsais   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Sayaka Abe, Chen Hangfeng, Shi Jing, Shi Jinsong, Girolamo Marri, Gao Mingyan, Qian Rong, Ji Wenyu at OV Gallery September 11th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010
Posted 9/18/11
The original Chinese Literati, we learn from a quotation by Chen Jiru in the late Ming era that is noted in this exhibition’s accompanying essay, led a sheltered life. Their pastimes included ‘tasting tea, revising books, waiting for the moon, midday nap, walking about with a cane, washing ink stones…’ – not exactly a frenetic schedule. The situation of contemporary artists now is very different; as much as many might cultivate a degree of distance in order to maintain a creative space of their... [more]