Walls & Bridges ― Touching the World, Living the World
July 18 (Sat) – October 9 (Fri), 2020 July 22 (Thu-holiday) – October 9 (Sat), 2021
This exhibition has been rescheduled to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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.
Jonas Mekas, Oona practices violin as her cat Sunshine watches, Soho, New York, 1977. (Paradise not yet lost). Private Collection
HIGASHI Katsukichi, Mt. Yufu Seen from Kawanishi, 1990s (?) Coll. Yufuin Artstock
Zbyněk Sekal, Ghost, 1987 Private Collection photo: Oto Palán
Silvia Minio-Paluello Yasuda, St. Catharine of Siena and Relief of Her Life, 1980-84, Coll. St. Catharine University, Matsuyama, Ehime photo: SAITO Sadamu