The Exhibition “Seize the Uncertain Day” Curated by GA Students Will Open Soon.

The special exhibition curated by first-year students of the Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices will be held as part of Professor Yuko Hasegawa’s course “Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices Seminar”, from March 18 to April 5, at Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts. To celebrate the opening of the show, a welcoming reception will be also held on March 18 from 18:00 at Oura Restaurant, Department of Fine Arts, Ueno Campus. For both, no booking required, admission free. All welcome.

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Kazuhiko Washio, Kinkasan, Ishinomaki, Miyagi. July 18th, 2011. from “To the Sea”
©Kazuhiko Washio

Venue: Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Date: Sat. March 18, 2017 – Wed. April 5, 2017
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Admission allowed until 17:30)
Closed: Mondays (Open on March 20, and Closed on March 21)
Entrance: Free
Organizer: Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Special Sponsor: Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.
Inquiry: gaap.exhibition@gmail.com
Tel: 03-5777-8600 (NTT Hello Dial. Japanese Only)
Web Site: https://seize-the-uncertain-day.tumblr.com/

Supervision: Yuko Hasegawa (Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Co-Curators: Seiha Kurosawa, Yuuka Minegishi, Midori Miyakawa, Mei Miyauchi, Lily Shu, Yohji Suzuki, and Junya Utsumi (Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)

Exhibition Concept
This exhibition attempts to search for flexible, elastic ways of living that are demanded by a contemporary world where life is no longer secure, as we face social environments that appear unstable due to natural disasters, endless conflicts and unsettled refugee problems. In response to the situation, super-subjective documentary emerges from an attitude to ʻseize the dayʼ on such infirm ground. Exploring ‘the uncertain day’ in an exhibition that consists of the three sections Night: Flash and Shimmering Light, the Fault, and Daytime: Circle and Awareness, elastic ways to live with awareness of such uncertainties are presented in works of art from the 1970s to recent works by young artists exposed to the precarious situation of the present age. Through the exhibition, viewers will achieve a sensuous experience of existence in a fluid but at the same time solid state.

Artists
Nobuyoshi Araki, Osamu Kanemura, Rinko Kawauchi, Yoi Kawakubo, Miyuki Kido, Haruka Komori+Natsumi Seo,
Taro Shinoda, Sayaka Shimada, Takuma Nakahira, Asako Narahashi, Takanobu Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Hisakado, Takeshi Hyakuto, Daido Moriyama, Tomoko Yoneda, Mayuko Yuge, Kazuhiko Washio

Opening Reception
Venue: Oura Restaurant, Department of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 18:00-20:00
No booking required. Admission free. All welcome.

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