airWG Amsterdam is pleased to announce the exhibition INDIGO PHASE by Kentaro Yokouchi, Japan 1979. Opening on Friday 18 September 5-7 pm at puntWG exhibition space in Amsterdam.
Yokouchi, the airWG artist in residence since July, will show a selection of works created during this residency period, where the use of indigo and other natural pigments on supports such as paper and silk predominates. His research addresses various historiographical aspects in relation to these natural materials, especially the interaction of Japanese, Indonesian and Dutch cultures concerning its production, use and commercialization.
Kentaro has a special interest in the use of old techniques and historical images which enable a new poetic encounter of cultures, thereby re-establishing bridges and approaches between Eastern and Western art. Also, he reveals traces of links between images of the past, whose silent voices and gestures point to a different configuration of our human condition.
The exhibition will close on Saturday September 26th at puntWG with a special meeting between the public and the artist, in a live connection with curator Mizuho Fujita from Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA in Japan, who will speak with Kentaro about his recent works exhibited in Japan under the title: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, a work that Kentaro made during his stay at airWG Amsterdam.
Photo documentation by Ilya Rabinovich
We count on your presence, next Friday September 18th for the opening and Saturday 26th for the closing and farewell of Kentaro Yokouchi.
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