Creating plazas for life & artistic expression through archive and representation
In Modern & Contemporary Art, we will try to create an active movement that joins past, present and future by focusing on ‘representation and archiving’, or more precisely the artistry and history that emerge when creative activities take physical form.
During the ‘Creation’ stage, we engage in conversations and public creative activities with a diverse range of artists in an attempt to deepen our reflections about local lifestyles and their diverse artistic expressions. Further, we will establish a public archive by conducting interviews, gathering documents and doing research in collaboration with local people. During the ‘Presentation’ part of the exhibition, we will present what we have created and researched and thereby help expand Akita’s potential of artistic expression.
Numerous unforeseen ideas, collaborations and changes occur as artistic expressions and activities take shape. The process involves steady actions as well as a series of trials and errors as discussions accumulate and one’s knowledge and skills are constantly updated. Once the results are ready to be shared with other people, they have turned into creative representation of a sophisticated kind, and they become the starting point again for new communication.
This exhibition will involve many individual, creative moments. By allowing visitors and participants to understand that from the accumulation of such fragmented moments can give rise to valuable movements and artistic expressions, we aim to accelerate the creative momentum in Akita.
Yuriko Fujimoto + Hiroyuki Hattori