Japanese Museum held EGAMI Etsu born 94 solo exhibition
千叶市美术馆 Chiba City Museum of Art
Chiba City Museum of Art
Chiba City Museum of Art was established in 1995. It mainly curates and researches on contemporary art, Ukiyoe painting and Chiba related art. It is very influential in Japanese contemporary art circles. The museum has a total collection of more than 9500 pieces, including more than 3000 pieces of ukiyoe paintings and collections.Its famous collection works include early works of Yayoi Kusama, KawaraOn, Shiraga Kzuo, Suga Kishio, and other contemporary art since the 1970s to the important Ukiyoe paintings such as Ito Shinsi , Kitagawa Utamaro and so on.
In the past, he has held exhibitions of important artists in modern times, such as PaulKlee exhibition, Luo Solo Show, Picasso Matisse 20th century painter exhibition and Chagall exhibition. The retrospective exhibitions and group exhibitions of famous Japanese contemporary artists such as "Sugimoto Hiroshi's solo exhibition", "Miyajima Tatsuo's solo exhibition", "Kusama Yayoi's collection exhibition", "Swiss contemporary art exhibition", etc.
The architectural structure of the museum retains the old modern Japanese Renaissance style buildings built in 1927, and the new buildings are built in the way of surrounding the old buildings. Its architecture is one of the 100 public buildings selected by the Ministry of construction of Japan.
Chiba City support for art and culture has realized the renovation and expansion of the museum this year, and will reopen in 2020.
江上越千叶市美术馆个展展览现场 EGAMI Etsu solo show in Chiba City Museum of Art
江上越1994年出生与日本。留学北京中央美术学院，德国HFG（The Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design）、目前在中央美术学院攻读博士课程。基于自身丰富的海外体验重新思考人类交流的可能性，从语言学到社会学，人类学，哲学等各种学术领域辛勤探索，她通过语言的起源探讨人的本性，反思语言导致的社会。她的每一个艺术「项目」，积累了大量的在地性现场调查和文献资料，用更宏观的角度，以交流的主题为主线，一个个不断深入，在国际上得到高度的评价。作为最年轻的艺术家入围Sovereign Art Foundation的亚洲杰出艺术家2020 Finalsit其作品被莫斯科车库美术馆收藏。最近举办了日本白石画廊银座本馆的个展“江上越展：你的名字？”，“In to the light…Etsu Egami solo show”（德国）、“Dialogue beyond 400 years”（伦敦）、“This is not a Mis-hearing game”（北京德萨画廊）、“对话4000年-江上越个展”（日本千叶市艺术文化新人奖获奖项目）等个展。
EGAMI Etsu solo exhibition open
EGAMI Etsu's solo exhibition in Chiba City Museum of Art opened on November 3. The exhibition period is from November 3 to December 13, which is the same period as Miyajima Tatsuo's retrospective exhibition in Chiba City Museum of Art. Tatsuo Miyajima, a famous Japanese artist, participated in the Venice Biennale on behalf of the Japanese pavilion in 1999. EGAMIEtsu is more and more active in London, Germany, Chicago, Beijing and other international stages. From her overseas experience to the consistent production activities with the theme of the essense of communication, she are highly praised by the international community. In 2020, as the youngest artist, she was listed on the Forbes list 30 under 30, and won the finalist of Asian Art Prize in 2019. She was suggested for VOCA2020 which is most imporantant exhibition for chosing emerging artist, and exhibited her works in Ueno-Royal Museum.
Etsu Egami was born in Japan, in 1994. She studied abroad at HfG Karlsruhe (The Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design). in Germany, Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Currently, she studies at the Central Academy of fine arts for a doctor’s degree. She reconsiders the possibility of communication from her wide experience of oversea, and studies from various academic fields such as linguistics to sociology, anthropology, and philosophy including the origin of languages. Particularly, she devotes herself to a reconsideration of society by words. Her “project” gained international acclaim for the site-specific field survey and documentation. And those factors have deepened the theme of “communication” and highly praised internationally.
As the youngest artist, she was shortlisted for a sovereign art foundation as an Asian Art Prise2019 finalist, also as an outstanding Asian artist, her works were collected by the Moscow Garage Museum of Art. Most recently, solo exhibitions such as “In to the light… Etsu Egami solo show” (Germany), “Dialogue beyond 400 years” (London), “This is not a Mis-hearing game” (Beijing), “Dialogue-4,000 years-Etsu Egami Exhibition” (Chiba City Art and Culture Newcomer Award Winning Project) were held. In addition, her graduation works received a prize and collected by the Museum of the University.
EGAMI Etsu <RAINBOW>
EGAMI Etsu discussed the essence of communication in the exhibition of the art museum, name "the form of communication". In addition to the painting work, she exhibited the local works through the interaction of the internal structure of the museum. At the same time, it makes the participating works interact with the audience to let the audience experience the essence of communication.
The series "Rainbow" on exhibition comes from the agony of artists' overseas experience. When artists encounter communication barriers overseas, they deeply feel that it is difficult to convey their true meaning to people. At that time, communication was very distressing and entangled with artists like gray areas.
When studying in Germany, the course of social investigation, after field investigation and a large number of literature, artists' understanding of communication gradually changed. As a form of complete coexistence, there are parallel lines, rather than mutual respect? The artist said, "I felt a strong sense of rainbow color at this time.".
Every color of rainbow is pure and beautiful, each shining brilliantly, coexisting. Rainbow is also a symbol of dream and hope. Here, the language of rainbow color is very consistent with the mood of the artist, which resonates with each other. Parallel lines are also used in her works, which are reminiscent of rainbows. Rainbow color is the symbolic language of artists' understanding of communication at this stage.
宫岛达男观看江上越作品 Miyajima Tatsuo and EGAMI Etsu
江上越作品《彩虹》 ⒸEtsuEgami <Rainbow> EGAMI Etsu
江上越作品《彩虹》 ⒸEtsuEgami <RAINBOW> EGAMI Etsu
Director of Mori Art Musuem in Japan : Nanjo Fumio and EGAMI Etsu
Director of Chiba City Museum of Art KAWAI Masatomo and EGAMI Etsu
Director of Yomiuri Shinbun Tokyo Culture department Inoue Shinji and EGAMI Etsu
江上越作品 《彩虹》ⒸEtsuEgami EGAMI Etsu <RAINBOW>
The Yomiuri Shimbun report EGAMI Etsu solo exhibition in Chiba City Museum of Art
脑科学家 中野信子和江上越 NAKANO Nobuko and EGAMI Etsu
The communication between the artist and the participants is through Mis-listening game. Language is not only a tool for information transmission, but also an obstacle to it. EGAMI Etsu explores human nature and feeds back society from the origin of language. If the tower of Babel in the Old Testament of the Bible was abandoned halfway because of language barrier, there would be more disputes and misfortunes due to misinterpretation and misinterpretation of language. Even this unfortunate result will be misheard and misinterpreted, and enter into a difficult cycle. Starting from the origin of language, the meaning of communication is re examined in overlapping images.
The so-called mislistening game is to communicate in a language that the other party does not understand. The other side intuitively judges the semantic meaning from the pronunciation, which is called mislistening. (e.g. Yada, duck eggs, etc.). Sudden and random results are unexpected and often make people laugh or laugh.
At the same time, we can visualize the process and form of communication based on the strange conversation with the audience, the question and answer conversation. Let the participants write their feelings and names on the acorns. The cultural relics of Chiba City, which is 4000 years ago, are the remains of the city. Most of the acorns found in them prove that the ancient Chiba people ate acorns. At the same time, acorn is also the artist's memories of his hometown when he was young: picking acorns with friends in the Chiba park next to the kindergarten. The transparent box sealed the memory of communication. Oak seed may sprout one day, which is a process of dialogue with participants on the spot, a symbol of memory, and a new beginning of communication.
误听游戏（橡子项目） Mis-hearing game (Acorn project)
Nanjo Fumio director of Mori Art Museum and CEO of Atalie company Hirayama particiapted Mis-hearing game
Hatai Megumi curator of Chiba City Museum of Art and Kawai Masatomo director of Chiba City Museum of Art and EGAMI Etsu
Reporter of Mainichi Shimbun news paper Nobuta and EGAMI Etsu
Gekkan Gallery Magazine introduce EGAMI Etsu’s work
Mr.Fuse and Mr.Hanazawa from Chiba City Culture foundation
读卖新闻记者采访江上越（橡子项目）Yomiuri Shimbun reporter interview EGAMI Etsu
Professor of TOKYO Unicersity KONDO Shigekazu show EGAMI Etsu’s work
Mori Junichi from Universal Music see EGAMI Etsu’s work
CEO of CCC company and Director of GINZA SIX Tsutaya Yamashita Kazuki and EGAMI Etsu
Director of Kazusa hotel Hayashi Kojiro saw EGAMI Etsu solo show
Curator of SHINWA AUCTION Sato participated Mis-hearing game with EGAMI Etsu
Another participating project in EGAMI Etsu explores the relationship between visual and auditory perception and subconsciousness by drawing images with sound.
在疫情的影响下，很难国外观众来到日本观看展览。在这次江上越的个展中11月28日举办国际论坛。邀请了UCCA当代艺术中心副馆长尤洋，巴黎蓬皮杜艺术中心策展人Julie Champion，日本美术评论家千叶成夫，艺术家江上越，其翻译邀请了Dupont日本法人常务林隆一。论坛题目以<交流之形> 作为切入点，多角度的探讨。
The international forum of Japan ,France and China,
Under the influence of the epidemic, it is difficult for foreign visitors to come to Japan to see the exhibition. In this exhibition, an international forum was held on November 28. You Yang, deputy curator of UCCA Contemporary Art Center, Julie champion, curator of Pompidou Art Center in Paris, Japanese art critic Chiba Chengfu, and artistEGAMI Etsu were invited to talk. Their translator invited DuPont Japanese corporate executive director Hayashi Ryuihi . The topic of the forum takes "The Shape of communication" as the breakthrough point and discusses it from various angles.