Name : Exhibition of KOKONISUMU
Organizer : Arts Maebashi
Venue : Arts Maebashi
Principal-in-charge : Fujino Takashi
Project team : Gunji Emi Tsutsumi Yasuhiro
Design : 2015.07 - 2015.10
Dates : 2015.10.09 - 2016.01.12
Exhibits : Mixed Media
SHINKENCHIKU JUTAKUTOKUSHU 2016.1
LiVES 2015 DEC. & 2016 JAN. vol.84
KOKONISUMU Pictorial record
I am always attracted to ambiguity, that means conflicting ideas coexisting in a situation. Critical localism, the common theme for this exhibition, fits this as well, uniting both local identities with universality.
I have become aware of a variety of ambiguities since I set up a design office in Gunma 9 years ago. Regional yet central, old yet new, concrete yet abstract, natural yet artificial, inner yet outer, planned yet improvised, ideational yet physical, detailed yet general, dynamic yet static, and living yet dead. That these have materialized, mixed, and melted together is ideal. More than that, it may be that actually from the beginning, there isn’t a boundary between these. I want to clarify issues about the boundaries between natural and artificial for once. This works name is ChiMErA.