Construction, engineering, earthquakes, and the Olympics – new epic modern exhibition “ground under” to open in Harajuku!

12.September.2017 | SPOT

Construction, engineering, earthquakes, and the Olympics – this is the core theme of the modern exhibition “ground under”, which is coming to Harajuku! 11 wild-spirited artists are attempting to create exhibitions that showcase the extreme side of temporary construction. The art will be displayed from the national holiday Monday 18th September to Monday 25th September.

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Considering the concept of past and future disasters, and the concept of a festival, we have the question; what is a “grand temporary construction”? This is the main focus of the art “Yutakana Kasetsu” exhibition. As well as a sense of security and a cooperative culture, there is a strong concept of planning. This exhibition answers the many questions associated with “grand temporary construction”.

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The 11 artists taking part in the exhibition are; Yuta Akiyama, Hiroaki Ido, Hideki Ozuchi, Yuka Seki, Tachiiri Kinshi, Haruya Nakajima, Ebosi Yuasa, Hajime Yamada, KOURYOU, Zakkubalan and WHOLE9.

 

 

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Alternative scene artist Haruya Nakajima and KOURYOU are amongst the many who are involved with transverse styles. Hiroaki Ido and mountain-theme artist Hideki Ozuchi are active members of CHAOS*LOUNGE. The other expressive partaking artists include the winner of Taro Okamoto’s modern art award Ebosi Yuasa, and the amazon, adidas and Redbull-inspired WHOLE9, who also takes on client work. New York-based artist duo Zakkubalan are also featured in this exhibition. This duo’s artwork was previously showcased in numerous exhibitions at the Watari Museum of Contemporary art, such as the Ryuichi Sakamoto music exhibition and the Reborn-Art Festival.

 

Curator and partaker Yuta Akiyama plans to add to the sequel of the exhibition themed around Temple restoration, which was orginally presented in Fukushima. In addition, the following statement was made for the exhibition:

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▼ Yuta Akiyama’s comment:

“My proposal: the “Yutakana Kasetsu”. Both fading and renewal are its core features. Construction and architecture that partially deteriorates. An existence that is gradually weathered away. However, as it fades away, progressive change takes place. This is the main intention of the exhibition. Just like army barracks built on a burnt field.”

 

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What lies ahead in wait for 2020? What will our city look like? Just one answer to this question will be displayed, so look forward to it!

 

 

 

■Information

Ground under

Event period: 18th September 2017 (Monday/national holiday) – 25th September (Monday)

Venue:SEZON ART GALLERY B1F and B2F, 3-6-7, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening times:11:00 – 18:00

No closing days

Artists:Yuta Akiyama, Hiroaki Ido, Hideki Ozuchi, Yuka Seki, Tachiiri Kinshi, Haruya Nakajima, Ebosi Yuasa, Hajime Yamada, KOURYOU, Zakkubalan and WHOLE9.

Curator: Yuta Akiyama

Website:http://groundunder.info/

 

Live painting event

18th September 2017 (Monday/national holiday) 19:00 – 22:00

Performance by:WHOLE9

Entry fee: ¥1,500

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