2017年7月1日(土) ‐ 8月12日(土)Sat. 1 July - Sat. 12 August, 2017Sat. 1 July - Sat. 12 August, 2017

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チョン・ユギョン、奥誠之、リリィ・シュウ、山井隆介Jong Yugyong, Masayuki Oku, Lily Shu, Ryusuke YamaiJong Yugyong, Masayuki Oku, Lily Shu, Ryusuke Yamai
展示風景:「Assistants」 オオタファインアーツ、東京 Installation View: "Assistants" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
オオタファインアーツでは、2002年以来となるアルバイトスタッフによるグループ展を開催します。《アシスタント》として集うこととなった4人の作家の卵が、日々画廊で体験している現代美術の最前線をどう消化しているのか。それぞれに大きく異なるバックグラウンドと作風を持つ彼らの作品がどのように時代を反映しているのか。彼らを通して現代美術シーンの"これから"が見えてくるかもしれません。

在日3世で朝鮮学校出身のチョン・ユギョンは、自身の立場から見ても可笑しいと感じてしまう北朝鮮のプロパガンダポスターをポップなドットを使って描きます。距離を置いて見ないとモチーフの輪郭線がつかめないペインティングには、チョンの立ち位置の難しさを見ることができます。

祖父が創業し父が働く会社が1964年に引き続き2020年東京オリンピックにも関わるかもしれない奥誠之は、国立競技場をモチーフにしたインスタレーション作品を展示します。国家行事としてのオリンピックと自身の思い出としてのオリンピック。その間にある思いを個人的な立場から表現します。

中国・ハルピン出身のリリィ・シュウは、母や自分の部屋を撮影しています。その作品には、8年間祖国を離れてひとりで暮らす過程で生じた、親密であるはずの家族や思い出に対する隔たりが感じ取れます。シュウの写真は、自身にとってごく近い存在を対象物と捉える試みと言えるでしょう。

山井隆介は、ファックス、コピー、スキャナー等の複写機を利用してプリントのような作品を制作します。意図的に工業製品を本来の動作から逸脱させ、それを何度も繰り返すことで支持体にエラーや事故をイメージとして定着させる手法には、インダストリアル・ミュージックの影響が強く表れています。

まだまだ経験も浅く青い彼らですが、方位を取りづらい時空のなかでも根を張ろうとするしたたかさを秘めています。そんな20代作家の控えめな野望にあふれる今展を、ぜひご高覧ください。
Ota Fine Arts is delighted to present a group exhibition entitled 'Assistants' by our assistant staff, following the previous exhibition that was held in 2002. How do these four young artists digest the contemporary art they experience in their everyday work flow at the gallery? These artists with vastly diverse backgrounds reflect their generation in artworks. We may perhaps grasp the forthcoming contemporary art scenes through these four emerging artists.

Jong Yugyong (b. 1991) is a third-generation Zainichi Korean (permanent ethnic Korean residents of Japan) and graduated from a Korean school in Japan. His paintings are made of pop dots of various sizes, which captures images of North Korean propaganda posters which he finds strange and odd even from his standpoint. His paintings when viewed from a regular distance appear seemingly unusual and abstract, but one is able to see a bigger outline of the painted posters when one moves further away from the work. This shifting distance between the paintings and the viewer expresses the difficult position in which Jong stands.

Masayuki Oku (b. 1992) exhibits an installation work, and his main subject matter is the Tokyo National Stadium as it is a landmark that holds a lot of the artist's family history. In 1964, a company founded by Oku's grandfather was involved in the construction of the National Stadium for the Tokyo Olympics. Over the years after he passed away, Oku's father took over the company and now as a new Tokyo National Stadium is to be built for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020, the company might again be involved in its construction. Oku expresses his thoughts towards the Olympics from his personal position which lies between family history and his own memory.

Lily Shu (b. 1988), born in Halpin, China, photographs her room and mother. The artworks suggest the distance she has towards her family and related memories, which are supposed to be close to her. The distance was inevitably created in the process of the artist living away from her home country for 8 years. Zhou's photographs can be considered as an attempt to capture the existences close to herself as physical objects.

Ryusuke Yamai (b. 1993) uses duplicators such as fax machines, photocopiers and scanners to produce deformed photocopy-looking artworks. He intentionally deviates from the manufactural products' original movements, and stabilises these errors and happenings as an image developed from the medium through the repeating process. His work reflects a strong influence by industrial music.

These young artists are still in experimental phases, but they are now attempting to develop their roots as artists in this uncertain society. Encompassing their quiet aspirations, Ota Fine Arts invites you to this experimental exhibition of these four emerging artists.

展覧会詳細Exhibition Information

展覧会名 : Assistants

会期 : 2017年7月1日(土) - 8月12日(土)
11:00 - 19:00 / 日・月・祝 休廊

会場 : オオタファインアーツ
Title : Assistants

Exhibition Period : Sat. 1 July - Sat. 12 August, 2017
11:00 - 19:00 *closed on Mon., Sun., Holidays

Venue : OTA FINE ARTS