Finally Temari was completed, I uploaded them at the gallery in this site. I likened temari’s sphere to the earth, and a migratory fish is swimming on the surface of it. For me, this fish is a symbol of the freedom because there’re many inconveniences nowadays…lol. I gave auspicious words as a subtitle to each work in the hope that fortune will come to those who take it in one’s hand. The starting date of the exhibition was decided on 17th February, I’ll exhibit them at that time. If you’ll come to see actually, I’d be happy 😊
Today I received a package from my mom. I begged her to send me coasters she made using fragments of kimono, because I wanna exhibit my latest work “temari” made by Japanese painting materials with her coasters. Although temari doesn’t complete yet, the combination of them is so cute 🥰 I’ll do my best till it’s completed:)
The other day, I redefined the concept and submitted it to the church event manager along with the CV and portfolios of the three participating artists. I hope this group exhibition progresses well. The redefined concept is below. → I have been thinking about the role of art in society for a long time. In ancient times, there was a close relationship between religion and painting, and then idylic paintings that reflected beautiful landscapes and people’s lives, as well as paintings on the subject of social satire and war praise were born. Thus, the role required of art has changed with the changing times. So what kind of era are we in now? Perhaps, comparing to the past, we live in a situation that is very complex, difficult to grasp entireness, and difficult to determine what is true. In addition to these situations, the constant occurrence of various events creates negative emotions such as anxiety, fear, and dissatisfaction within individuals, which spread to society as a whole and are stagnant and accumulating. So how can we reduce or eliminate those negatives? We think that it is an individual’s circulation of feelings caused by positive consciousness in yourself. In our group exhibition, each artist creates and presents works on the theme of positive things that we want to circulate in this society, and proposes them to observers. Whenever an individual has a positive consciousness and circulates within himself / herself, it has a positive effect on those who are close to them. And it will expand further like the spread of ripples. It is important to improve society by changing big things such as politics and law, but it should be possible to improve society by changing small units such as individual consciousness. We believe that it is the role of art needed in this era to make a positive wave on people’s consciousness.
Last week, I immediately went to a church in the neighborhood and asked to a father of the church whether I could hold a group exhibition, but he said that the renovation work would start from June and the exhibition reservations were already filled up until May. That’s why I contacted the person in charge of organizing a cultural event at a church in Berlin and was asked to submit a clear concept, so I’m preparing it now. Simultaneously, I’m making works towards the exhibition starting in February, so I’m really busy, but I’ll do my best to make documents because the reservations for the group exhibition will be filled up if I don’t do it early. Hope everything goes good:)
I decided to curate by myself the “Positive art exhibition” I mentioned since last year. In short, l do all the planning and execution myself. The idea that I already have so far is to hold it at the church around the spring after April, and this time the members are three artists including myself. Our common concept is “Circulation”. That’s because, this is my subjectivity, but in today’s society, various negative factors such as anxiety, dissatisfaction, fear etc are stagnant and accumulated. My desire is to circulate positive elements and flow away the stagnation. Each artists can decide the own concrete theme what things you wanna let it circulate. In case of me, probably it would be “Circulation of warm relationships” between everyone. From now on, I’ll act concretely:)
Today the installation of WLAN was finished and I could use the Wifi in my room. This week I was really busy because of moving all belongings and buying something, but finally the works of move settled down. Btw, when I proposed to a friend of the artist I met after a long time to participate in positive art, she tremendously agreed with me, and I could see the realization of this project. While talking to her, I felt that it might be fun to make detailed plans if I curate that by myself^ ^
It’s already been half a year since I returned to Germany. Including the move from Japan to Germany, I moved 5 times in this period lol. I inevitably realized that I would have a life without increasing stuffs, and that I could live without anything other than daily necessities. Or I can make what I want. For example, music is important to me, but it’s more fun to play it myself, so I choose the piano over audio equipment. I don’t know how my life will develop from now on, but I feel that my current stance won’t change. Now, this year’s aspiration is to study German more. I’m not good at allocating time, so if I start to concentrate on making works, my studies will be neglected and my language skills won’t improve. So I want to balance language learning and work production. And my goal is to firmly establish my job as an artist in Germany and to value the relationship with people. I’ll do my best while taking a break from time to time 🙂