4th Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition 'Artisterium 2011'
～Participation by the Japanese Artists ～
Japanese artists, Mr. Jun'ichiro ISHII and Mr. Masaru IWAI, will participate in the 4th Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition 'Artisterium 2011,' which will be held in Tbilisi on November 1 – 10, 2011. The Japan Foundation is supporting this event.
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The venue where the works of the Japanese artists will be displayed:
Opening: November 2, 2011, at 17:00 (till November 10)
Venue: Literature Museum, Gallery "41 degree"
(Address: 8, Chanturia str., Tbilisi)
Based on a site-specific point of view, Jun'ichiro ISHII is extremely interested in observing the bare cultural aspects. To precisely pursue his pure impression of the site, he does not have a predetermined method, but adds a symbolic form to the cultural peculiarities he experiences and represents them as a site-specific art pieces. It is similar to an unusual interpretation of a usual sensation, somewhat like a cultural sketch.
(CV of Mr. Ishii)
Masaru IWAI incorporates garbage and clearing in his works under the theme of "Cleaners High". Utilizing various media such as installation, video and performances, Iwai reveals our innate desire for cleanliness in everyday lives while stirring its brunt, and redefines the circulative activities.
(CV of Mr. Iwai)