The planning for the exhibition, "Decoration never dies, anyway," started from a discussion: "What, in fact, is this thing we call 'decoration?'" The seven artists participating in this exhibition didn't necessarily set out to create on the theme of decoration. Each of the seven used their own approach, conversing with modern society to bring forth rich and varied expressions that challenge us to rethink "decoration" from various angles.
In this program, we will hear from five artists (six people, because two work together as one artist), including one who is visiting Japan for the first time . They will give 20-minute presentations about their activities and works, and the concept of this exhibition. (There will be an opportunity for questions following each presentation.)
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Time: 13:00- (Doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Annex, Gallery 2
Language: English and Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation.
Free with regular museum admission.
Timeline / Speakers
12:30 Doors open
13:00 Address by the curators
13:05 Kour Pour
13:40 Makiko Yamamoto
14:15 Akiko & Masako Takada
14:50 Yoshikazu Yamagata
15:25 Nynke Koster
Decoration never dies, anyway
Saturday, November 18, 2017– Sunday, February 25, 2018