Tuesday, June 26, 2012

関本幸治 (Koji Sekimoto) Exhibition Information - PHotoEspaña 2012 Asia Serendipity - @ Teatro Fernán Gómez

写真を表現媒体としている現代美術家・関本幸治が参加している展示会が現在スペインのマドリード (Madrid) で開催されている。
キューバ人キューレーター、ヘラルド・モスケラ (Gerardo Mosquera) が総合プロデュースを務める今回の 『第15回フォト・エスパーニャ2012』。
マドリード市内のコロン広場 (Plaza de Colón) の地下にあるフェルナン・ゴメス劇場 (Teatro Fernán Gómez) を会場とした展示会では、美術評論家・南條史生が 「何もないところからイメージをつくりだす」 というテーマから選んだアジアの15人の写真家が参加しており、その中に関本幸治も含まれている。

PHotoEspaña 2012
Asia Serendipity

Exposición colectiva
Teatro Fernán Gómez/ Fundación Banco Santander
Plaza de Colón, 4 28046 Madrid

Del 6 de junio al 22 de julio de 2012.
Comisario: Fumio Nanjo.

Martes a sábado de 10 a 21 h
Domingo y festivos de 10 a 19 h
Teléfono: 91.436.25.40 Ext.211


Yuki Aoyama / Kana Honda / Miwako Iga / Yasushi Kohno / Kohei Koyama / Chiho Miyamoto / Kazem Mohammed / Pushpamala N / Sohei Nishino / Hiroshi Nomura / Hideyuki Ohba / Sherman Ong / Gina Osterloh / Koji Sekimoto / Lu Yao

A key feature in the transformation of the contemporary world is the breakdown of frontiers between genres and categories. The boundary between art and photography is becoming increasingly blurred. The false and the real, the real and the imaginary, are gradually merging into one. A number of young Asian artists are exploring new directions, steering away from tradition and from Academic art. Their freedom of spirit is prompting new stories, shaping new outlooks often conveyed through photographic images; in the process, it is revealing new possibilities for photography as a medium.

Asia today is a major centre for artistic and cultural production. Its booming economy is being matched by equally remarkable social change, to which art and culture are by no means immune. Countless young artists are bringing to the creative industry a concern for challenges other than those that drive their Western counterparts. Despite differences in background, education and lifestyle, they share the need to experiment with new forms of artistic expression, wholly unburdened by the weight of the past. Among the challenges, they seek to illustrate a new, contemporary utopia, to fully express feelings, to explore the tensions between tradition and modernisation.

The work on show is drawn from China, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, India, Japan and Singapore. This selection of artists, well known in their own countries but less familiar to the international scene, gives us an insight into exciting attempts to create alternative sensibilities for the future.

traveling with the ghost: 関本幸治 (Sekimoto Koji)


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