Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sasaki Yukiko (佐々木 幸子) Exhibition at Art Space Ginza One (アートスペース銀座ワン)

This was the most off-the-wall exhibit I saw in my art gallery crawl this week.  Before I begin to explain, here are three sides of the four-sided promotional flyer for the exhibition (the back side is basically the same as the front - just without the text).
佐々木 幸子 / アートスペース銀座ワン
佐々木 幸子 / アートスペース銀座ワン

So... what does the shape of the promotional flyer look like?  Yeah - that's what it is.  If I understood the artist's explanation correctly, the concept is that certain "waste" products are viewed differently depending on the region, the country, the era, etc.  Historically it's been a fertilizer for example.  Also, she mentioned that she has grown up watching manga that depict it comically now and then, and so it's not a taboo... thing, or concept.

The pictures in the gallery were in no way graphic - some had a certain shape, but some were just pleasantly abstract and you wouldn't know the concept of the exhibition just from looking at them.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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