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Wed, Jan 25

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Tenri Cultural Institute

Ultimate Beauty

Kindly invited to the exhibition Ultimate Beauty, curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato. Artists: Takuya Sugiyama, Yuji Hamamura, Erika Harrsch, Eva Petric, and Johan Wahlstrom. Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 6-8pm, Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011.

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Ultimate Beauty
Ultimate Beauty

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Jan 25, 2023, 8:00 PM – Feb 01, 2023, 3:00 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

About the Event

Ultimate Beauty - what it is? The curators based their approach on the words of American, New York based composer and music theorist John Cage (1912-1992), who said, "The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason." In my work as a curator, I’m not looking for the fame or prestige of the artists, but the way their work makes me feel. To put it simply, beauty comes down to whether or not it stirs my soul: it must evoke emotion. For the first exhibition of the series, I have chosen a simple and fundamental theme: ultimate beauty. How can we decide what beauty is, and what does it have to do with art, why it’s made, and the value we assign it? (Kyoko Sato) I am happy to share that I was invited to participate among the international and New York based artists.

Motoichi Adachi, an Emmy Award-winning writer in Tokyo, and Kyoko Sato, a New York-based curator known for her introduction of Japanese culture into New York’s contemporary art scene, have come together to launch a new art exhibition series. The series will bring Japan-based artists whose works, regardless of genre or background, to the world's cutting-edge art scene alongside – and in conversation with – leading international and New York-based artists, effectively interacting with and inspiring each other.

I will contribute my large scale recycled lace work "Can you swim", along with my other smaller works: "Spinal Angel" and "Human Fish 1" and "Human Fish 2".

Motoichi Adachi about the selected artists works: "I cut through the art world with the sensibility that has long been active in the world of Japanese television. We want to bring a new wind of free and unrestrained ideas to a world that values old traditions. Beautiful works are beautiful and interesting works are interesting, even if they are not from famous art universities or patronized by influential galleries. We want to let attractive artists run amok in the world. I would like to try an unconventional challenge this time."

If you are in New York City, kindly invited to see the exhibition from Jan. 25 to February 1, 2023. Looking forward to meet you at the opening reception,, Eva

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