The exhibition has started
The exhibition is part of “river to river 2022” in Maebashi, Gunma, and is held at two venues.
For this exhibition, the artist has created works that cite the relationship between Japan and the United States.
At the main venue, ya-gins (venue number 4), a video work dedicated to the “Star-spangled banner” for the American soldiers (Allied Forces) who were sacrificed in the ground war in Okinawa at the end of the Pacific War.
At the second venue, the Nyagins (venue number 2), an installation that considers the place of Japanese identity in the postwar period, is exhibited.
I, without exception, was restricted in many ways due to the Corona disaster, but I feel that I have been able to reflect on my past and think about the roots of why I continue to be an artist.
If you don’t know, you don’t know.
If you don’t know, you don’t know. If you don’t touch, you don’t touch.
And if you don’t touch it, you don’t touch it.
Things that seem to be buried in the distance.
These are the things
As an artist, I take responsibility by paying attention to them, chewing them over, and presenting them as works of art.
I realized once again that taking such an attitude is what we should be doing now.