Ota Fine Arts is pleased to announce the summer collection exhibition of Waik in Asia starting from 24 July.
The raise of Asian countries in recent years can be seen not only in the context of politics and economics, but in culture. This inquires us, Asians to reconsider the structure of our own culture. This also requires us to change on perspectives. The ignorance of the tradition in neighbor countries, intensive focus on the West, the historical and multilayered trade and boundary, an acceptation of modern "art" and lowering the status of crafts, a relativization between the gaze at the West and nationalism, a manual work and idea-too numerous to be mentioned. Despite the confusion of this situation, the possibility for creating new rules of the game is increasing and anyone who is in Asia has an equal opportunity to join the games as a player.
This exhibition shows widely the works from Asian countries. The craft work made in Qing Dynasty has the high technology of Chinese crafts at that time and exported to the Mogul Empire. Also it includes the works by contemporary artists, like Masayasu Mitsuke and Yee Sookyung. They actively challenge new expression by using their own traditional material as a clue.
In addition, Ho Sin Tung's drawings express how a subculture of movies has penetrated the memories of people living in a big city in Asian. In World without mirrors (2012), Manami Koike played a part of Rakugo -Japanese comic story, and she herself emerged as an actoress to perform the traditional narratives. Naoya Inose's VANITAS (2012) criticizes the recent incident of nuclear plant with the style of Venitas, which was a genre of still-life painting in 17th century Flemish. Deux Fillettes (1940) of Mai Trung Thu, who was called as the Father of modern art in Vietnam, this silk mounted on paper work didn't get discarded even after his experience of studying in Europe.
This exhibition aims to understand the history of Asian neighbor countries, and we believe that is the shortest way to the future.
Title : Walk in Asia
Exhibition Period : Tue. 24 July - Fri. 31 August, 2012
11:00-19:00 *closed on Mon., Sun., Holidays
*Summer Holidays: 12 - 20 August
Venue : OTA FINE ARTS