Ota Fine Arts is pleased to announce the new solo Two years after the year Taro Okamoto passed away, whom Tsuyoshi Ozawa greatly respects, since 1998 Ozawa had created the imaginary eight brothers 'Okamoto brothers'. Six of them, from Ichitaro (Ichi means One) to Rokutaro(Roku means Six) are known as artists; who includes social theme into
his works, who has the habit of collecting pieces of arts or who really loves Archaeology. Among these brothers, Nanataro (Nana means Seven) draws a clear line from their activities. He has so called "academic" type of character.
Since he was little, Ozawa had took him along many countries in East Asia; China, Korea and lots of places in Japan. Through travelling Asia, Nanataro had started collecting old pieces of artworks.
That experience gave him idea of gaining the point of view for Eastern Art that is different from the one for Western Art. This idea can be seen at "Museum of Soy Source Art", which was created by Tsuyoshi Ozawa.
Nowadays it became unavoidable to ignore Asia economically and culturally. This exhibition makes Nanataro Okamoto's debut as a curator. It attempts to rethink how we can create the future of Asia with neighbours through art and history.
At this exhibition, from earthenware vessels of Chinese Neolithic era and Middle Jomon era to burial goods of Tang, Buddhist Art of Nara era
and paintings of Edo era are exhibited altogether and trace Asian history. Also, brand-new Soy Source paintings by Okamoto brothers can be seen here. This show emphasizes the artistic imagination, a bit different from museums. Art can exceed borders and shares time. We would like to dedicate this show to the future of East Asia.
Title : Honey, the Far East and Art, curated by Nanataro Okamoto
Exhibition Period : Sat. 2 March - Sat. 21 March, 2007 11:00-19:00 *closed on Mon., Sun., Holidays
Venue : OTA FINE ARTS