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Exhibition

AIDA Makoto Be it Art or not Art

Emerging / Master 1

  • Date:
    2011.11.05(Sat) - 2011.12.25(Sun)
    Closed:
    11/7・14・21・28, 12/5・12・19
    Time:
    11:00 - 19:00
    Admission:
    Free
    Organize:
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    Cooperation:
    MIZUMA ART GALLERY
    Thursday-Saturday 11:00-20:00 (Last Entry 19:30)
    Venue:
    TWS Hongo
    Artist:
    AIDA Makoto / Fuyuhiko Takata / Chiho Hayashi / TEAM makopuri / Gekidan☆Shiki

This year sees the launch at TWS of the "Emerging/Master" series of exhibitions showcasing early, or "emerging" work as well as current offerings from prominent mid-career artists ("masters"). For the landmark first show in the series we are delighted to welcome Makoto Aida, a Japanese artist of international stature, in a presentation of work from the early years of Aida's career, when he was an emerging artist like those featured in the TWS-Emerging show run by TWS as part of its ongoing support for young artistic talent. To coincide with the exhibition Aida will allow public access as he works on his current focus, the Monument for Nothing series. This first Emerging/Master will also introduce the practice of emerging artists in Aida's intimate circle.

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What is art, or fine art, or contemporary art; what are the arts? That which is predicated on such a question is probably destined to perish in the not-too-distant future. Whether it be art or not, the only thing to endure down the generations will be making what one wants to make or ought to make, or living the way one wants to live and leaving something as a trace of it. I apologize for saying this, but right now art academics are witchdoctors, fatal to those who heed their advice. This show represents part of this day-to-day conviction of mine. --AIDA Makoto

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AIDA Makoto + 21st Century Cardboard Guild
《MONUMENT FOR NOTHING Ⅱ》
2008-, installation view: "TDW-ART Jalapagos", Meiji Jingu Gien, Tokyo, 2010
photo: Kei Miyajima
(c) AIDA Makoto
Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery

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Fuyuhiko Takata  《Many Classic Moments》 2011
movie, lambda print

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Chiho Hayashi 《You are beautiful》 2011
movie, installation view of the exhibition 'Story of the Island,'
Shodoshima AIR Art Project, Kagawa

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TEAM Makopuri 《Fruit punch☆Tea party 2011》 2011, Photography


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Alternative Pappet Theater Gekidan☆Shiki
《NUMBA!!》2010
performance view: Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2010
(c) Gekidan☆Shiki

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