A Perspective on Contemporary Art: Emotional Drawing


A Perspective on Contemporary Art: Emotional Drawing
Avish Khebrehzadeh (2005) Backyard (still)
© the artist
     Drawings that can be described as being ‘simple,’ ‘fragile,’ or ‘unfinished’ may represent the artist’s attempt to extract the raw emotions hidden within his/herself by embracing the weakness of the work, rather than aiming for perfection.  The present exhibition focuses on the ‘drawing’ as the impulse for creation through the widely varied works of sixteen contemporary artists active in Asia and Europe.  The works to be exhibited include the sketches and watercolors by Leiko Ikemura, NARA Yoshitomo, and SAKAGAMI Chiyuki; the animations and shadow pictures by TSUJI Naoyuki, Avish Khebrezadeh, and Nalini Malani; and installations by Manuel Ocampo, Amal El Kenawy, and Mithu Sen.



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Artist talk: Aditi Singh, Manuel Ocampo, & Leiko Ikemura
Date: November 18 (Tue.)  2:00–3:30PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM–)
Lecturers: Aditi Singh, Manuel Ocampo, Leiko Ikemura
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free (admission ticket for exhibition required)
in English with Japanese translation

Dialogue: “Discussing Drawing”
Date: December 13 (Sat.)  2:00–3:30PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM–)
Lecturers: KANAI Tadashi (associate professor, Shinshu University Faculty of Arts), HOSAKA Kenjiro (curator responsible for exhibition proposal; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free
in Japanese only

WOT tsukuru creation: feat. TSUJI Naoyuki
Date: November 20 (Thu.)  3:30–8:50PM
Place: Doshisha University (Imadegawa Campus): Hardy Hall, Kanbai-kan B1F
Organizer: Doshisha University (TEL: 075-251-3270)


Exhibition dates
Tuesday, November 18 – Sunday, December 21, 2008
Closed on Mondays
Exceptions: Open on 11/24 (Mon./holiday); closed on 11/25 (Tue.).


Exhibiting artists
Leiko Ikemura (introduction/checklist)
Amal Kenawy (introduction/checklist)
Avish Khebrehzadeh (introduction/checklist)
KIM Jungwook (introduction/checklist)
Jose Legaspi (introduction/checklist)
Nalini Malani (introduction/checklist)
NARA Yoshitomo (introduction/checklist)
Julião & Manuel Ocampo (introduction/checklist)
S. Teddy D. (introduction/checklist)
SAKAGAMI Chiyuki (introduction/checklist)
Pinaree Sanpitak (introduction/checklist)
Mithu Sen (introduction/checklist)
Aditi Singh (introduction/checklist)
Shooshie Sulaiman (introduction/checklist)
TSUJI Naoyuki (introduction/checklist)
Ugo Untoro (introduction/checklist)

     View all artist introductions
     View the full exhibition checklist


Organizers
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The Japan Foundation

Assistance
Japan Airlines


Admission
  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 850 700 600
University students 450 350 250
High school students and younger Free Free Free

Advance tickets: Ticket Pia, FamilyMart (P code: 688-389), Lawson (L code:
53693), other major ticket vendors and convenience stores


Publicity Materials
Flyer  (PDF 787KB)

(2008/11/04)


Other Museums
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo  2008/08/26 (Tue.) – 10/13 (Mon.)


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