Featuring five artists—HIGASHI Katsukichi (1908-2007), MASUYAMA Tazuko (1917-2006), Silvia Minio-Paluello YASUDA (1934-2000), Zbyněk SEKAL (1923-1998), and Jonas Mekas (1922-2019). All were creators who, by the very passion they put into expression, transformed the barriers surrounding them into a “bridge” to new possibilities. For them, expression through art was a necessary action for living better and the energy source indispensable to their lives.
The five artists’ works—an ensemble of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films—arise from entirely different backgrounds, yet share an unusual affinity: the importance each assigns to “memory.” In our encounter with five creators who never met, we will feel moved to imaginatively enter each creator’s unexpected world. From this chain of experiences, we will derive a deep sense of the beauty and strength of art created as a means of living.