I could get a visa smoothly today. Its validity period is 2 years. After submitting all documents, I felt nervous during the waiting time, but now I’m relieved. I’ll do my best to make a lot of works so that many people in Germany can enjoy my art. If the situation would be better, I wanna come back to Japan temporarily:)
I could make all documents for applying a visa. A lot of documents is required for a freelance visa, so I took much time to make it. At last I’ll apply it next Tuesday. Hope I can get a visa smoothly. And now I’m searching a next apartment. Also hope I can find it well:)
Yesterday our show was over. Actually it was a only one day show because we’ve been installing works also Monday and Tuesday, but many people came to see yesterday. I enjoyed:) For this couple of days I was really busy preparing for exhibition and practicing the piano, I couldn’t spend the time to prepare for visa and study Germany. From today I resume!
Seems that new share mate will come from this weekend. I don’t know what kind of person it is. I have to leave my room at the end of this month, so it’ll be a communal living for only one month. Before looking the next room, I need to get a visa. Depending on the cancellation, I can move the date of visa application, and afford to seek a new room. I’m busy…:p
I could get 5 recommendation letters somehow. In all likelihood I can get a visa, maybe. From now on I’ll adjust all contents of documents so that there’s no contradiction. Hope everything’s gonna be all right:)
My participation in the group exhibition was decided before I knew it 🙂 This morning, below flyer was sent to me, I was surprised. And the picture on the flyer is now in Japan, I might make similar one immediately. It’ll be held at a gallery in Berlin Neukölln from September 6th to 8th. I’ll play the piano at the party on 8th ♪
Probably the most important thing in getting visa is to gain recommendation letters from a local in Germany that promises me future job. I ask two gallerists I met last year and friends of artist to write it now. Eg, “I want her to stay here longer because I wanna work with her “, etc:) I really appreciate their cooperation even though everyone is busy. I still continue to make the necessary documents, (I am not good at paper works though).
I made a cover letter attached with CV. In the cover letter, I write a specific plan, and my policy as an artist. Recently, I’ve finally come to understand what is called self management. When I was an office worker, I got a monthly salary when I was just doing the job given by bosses, but now I can’t. However, I rather enjoy my current job of finding what I want to do and realizing it. I am planning to collaborate with various things if the wooden craft art work currently being produced is successful. For example, wooden musical instruments and furniture. I want to collaborate with a German craftsman one day:)
As a result of the considerations, I decided to join only biennale in Hamburg. There is a size regulation for the painting in the participation condition, and the flamingo one I drew in Berlin last year fits within the regulation, so I will exhibit it. But I need to change the title of painting and match the description of it to the theme of exhibition “hydrogen” (Wasserstoff). I’ll make an effort to make application letters to biennale and documents for visa:)
I don’t know why but a gallery’s owner invited me as a pianist to an opening party at her gallery where I hold my solo exhibition last year. It was thankful for applause to my play, but I want to be more nice player lol.