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Roots, Growth – Us

 
Roots, Growth – Us

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the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
12 september 2013 — 28 september 2013

Organizers :
The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
Art Residence. RU

Supported by: Panasonic Russia. Ltd, Japan Airline Co Ltd, Brother LLC

Curators: Mayuko Ogawa, Andrey Martynov 

Opening: 12th September 2013 

Artists:

  • Eva Bachmann/Germany
  • Maria Alvarez Echenique/Spain
  • Constantine Malyutine/Russia
  • Vladimir Martynov/Russia
  • Alexandra Mitlianskaya/Russia
  • Mayuko Ogawa/Japan
  • Gery De Smet/Belgium
  • IPP (Inverse Perspective Project)/Japan
  • Yo Hamada
  • Keita Hayashi
  • Shuji Kaneko
  • Etsutomu Kashihara
  • Nagahiro Kinoshita
  • Minoru Morikawa
  • Keisuke Sugiura
  • Kenji Tamai
  • Hiroyuki Tsubomi
  • Masako Yasuki

Thanks list:

  • Andrey Martynov
  • Constantine Grouss
  • Nadezhda Svirskaya
  • Ksenia Kolm 

About project:

Roots - “Inspiration” - where does it come from? We absorb so much information every second, we think, we imagine, we wonder the possibility of creating things in reality. Traffic of thoughts is going on every second in our brain, as well as with our five senses. We absorb information from our outer circumstances.

Growth - “Association” - as to realize and develop our thought, our imaginative idea into reality, we need tools. We need realistic tools that are available as our own skills, to express our ideas to the external world, to be understood by others.

“Tools” are to be learned by availability of our surroundings, the present technology, the present time. This set of circumstances does affect our way of expression. Meanwhile, there is a massive library of information, which has been stock in our brain as our personal historical record. Handling of these tools is very much individual, depending on our interest and tendency of individual expression.

This international collective of artists has a main concept/interest in common for each individual creative approach. That is, about “Relationship between humans (Us), and its surroundings, nature.

Artists can be said “visual translators” to reflect what’s happening in the surrounding directly, here and now. Or, here we use the term, “Art” as a tool of expression, a visual communication as an universal language. Yet. the way of use this “Language” or the perspectives are very much individual with its own social status and circumstances.

IPP (Inverse Perspective Project) Group / Japan

Inverse Perspective Project is an attempt at redefining the interrelationship between ‘landscape’ and ‘human beings’. This project was conceived in 2010, and the first exhibition, IPP#0 Landscape, held in Kyoto, Japan in 2012. Here we refer to ‘landscape’ as something that has a broad meaning and can be identified with nature, the environment, the world, etc. It could even be argued that by knowing how people in a certain region of the world at a certain time viewed the landscape and intended to deal with it under given conditions provides us with a better understanding of their culture and its development.

A series of events which have taken place since the mid-1990s has forced us as Japanese people to review and renew a way of thinking beased on the imported modernist culture of the West, which is still firmly rooted in us in the present day. Nowadays, in an age when human civilization has reached maturity, we have come to think of these events as pointing to the limitations of an over-dependence on the stereotypical subject-object relationship between human beings and the landscape. IPP was conceived with these thought in mind. ‘landscape’ in which we live.


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