In Search of Critical Imagination

START: Jan 5, 2014 END: Feb 23, 2014

The title of this exhibition, In Search of Critical Imagination, suggests a doubtful view of the status quo and a need to discover alternatives. The works of six up-and-coming artists are presented in this exhibition. Training their eyes on what they see in front of them, the artists take a slightly different view of existing things, and by modifying them, present us with a host of other possibilities. Using familiar materials like vinyl and adhesive, Onishi Yasuaki creates airy yet spectacular sculptures. Loosening the threads in textiles, Tezuka Aiko draws out the usually invisible structure and history concealed within them. Through the messages that are conveyed by an infinite number of small hanging spheres, Kawabe Naho disrupts the relationship between memory and experience. By allowing living creatures to intervene in his work, Kano Tetsuro suspends the meaning of the environments and materials that people make for each other. Yamamoto Takayuki conducts workshops that lead in a different direction from conventional children’s education. Based on her encounters with people who live with the sea, Yamauchi Terue creates spaces that awaken new sensibilities. After experiencing the new installations created by the six, each of whom is associated with a different genre, materials, and methodology, you are sure to begin applying your own critical imagination to the world around you.

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☆☆WIN☆☆☆ Fukuoka Now ONE PAIR of tickets to giveaway to our Facebook friends, to “In Search of Critical Imagination”. To enter the draw, all you have to do is apply through this form: before Fri. 1/17 at 17:00. Winners will be notified by email and must pick up their tickets from the FN office in Tenjin by Fri. 1/24. Sign up now!

• 1/5 (Sun.) ~ 2/23 (Sun.) 9:30~17:30 (Admission till 17:00)
• Fukuoka Art Museum
• Closed: Every Monday except for holidays, Jan.13 (Mon) open; instead Jan.14 (Tues) will be closed.
• Adult ¥1,200 (¥1,000), High School & College Student ¥800 (¥600) *Prices in the brackets are discounted prices for groups of 20 people or more and for the people over 65. Free: ES and JHS students, Physically Disabled ID etc.
• 1-6 Ohori-Koen Park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-714-6051

Published: Jan 14, 2014 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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