gallery UG Tennoz is pleased to present a group exhibition "KIRINJI 2023" by Miho IIDA, Hideki IINUMA, Kenichi OBANA, Ryosuke KAWAHIRA, and Setstuyou KOUKITSU from June 9(Fri.) to June 24(Sat).
Since the Meiji Restoration (late 19th century), when the concept of "art" was imported from the West, the Japanese art industry has categorized all genres of art, including folk art and crafts, which are distinct from fine art, as “art.”
Although the post-war "Gutai" and "Mono-ha(School of things)" movements brought Japanese art movements to the attention of the world, it is undeniable that this uniquely Japanese sense of values, which has continued since the Meiji period, has been a hindrance to the future development of art in Japan. Moreover, Japan is currently lagging far behind in various systems surrounding the art world. In light of these factors, the Japanese art world is now in need of even greater change than before.
In this exhibition, together with artists who know the world and are looking ahead, we will seek to create a new framework for contemporary art in Japan, and to create a stir on these issues.