Art seminar

Speaker: Koji Maekawa
Title: Our division and addition
Date (JST): Wed, Nov 17, 2021, 13:30 - 15:00
Place: Balcony B
Abstract: What's the nature of "1"? When we divide up or add up numbers or spaces, what do we actually do? Starting from the artwork, ‘Stone and Numeral’ by Jiro Takamatsu who is one of the Japanese art legends in the 60's, we will experimentally explore the nature of "1" in the manner of art.
Koji Maekawa:
Born in Osaka in 1980, he received his M.F.A. in sculpture from Kyoto City University of Arts. He often sneaks into an object, concept, state, or situation and reconstructs it from it's inside in his own way. As a result, when we experience his artworks, we are encouraged to be pushed into a feedback loop of integrating it, recognizing it and reintegrating it. According to him, "I kind of like this 'dizzy' state." He currently lives and works in Kyoto.
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