Promenade in Asia 亞細亞散步: Cute and After Kitsch

Title:Promenade in Asia
:Masaki HIGUCHI(樋口昌樹)Toshihiro ASAI(浅井俊裕)KIM Sunjung(김선정)LEE Yulin(李玉玲)Yoichi MAKI(牧陽一)
Description:This material was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, which took place in two different venues simultaneously. The exhibitions brought together contemporary art artists from four East Asian countries: Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. As mentioned in the Introduction by the organizers, the exhibition was intended for communications between the two museums. Comprised of two volumes, one includes reference images, essays, and the artists’ biographies, and the other includes pictures of the exhibition site and artists’ statements. Subtitles of the exhibitions were as follows: After Kitsch (Shiseido Gallery venue) and Cute (Art Tower Mito venue).

Language/s:English, Japanese
:After Kitsch: When tarako spaghetti becomes Japanese cuisine - Masaki HIGUCHI(樋口昌樹)
Asia and Contemporary Art - Toshihiro ASAI(浅井俊裕)
How to Become an Artist - KIM Sunjung(김선정)
Brand New Day: Contemporary Art in Taiwan since the 1980s - LEE Yulin(李玉玲)
Memory and Body: Chinese Contemporary Art - Yoichi MAKI(牧陽一)
:CHUNG Seoyoung(정서영)CHU Chiahua(朱嘉樺)Atsushi HOSOI(細井篤)HUANG Rui(黃銳)Rong Rong(榮榮)Ai IIJIMA(飯島愛)Wakako KAWAKAMI(川上和歌子)KU Shihyung(顧世勇)Minako NISHIYAMA(西山美なコ)PARK Hongchun(박홍천)YAO Juichung(姚瑞中)WANG Junjieh(王俊傑)WANG Qingsong(王慶松)WANG Teyu(王德瑜)
:Masaki HIGUCHI(樋口昌樹)Toshihiro ASAI(浅井俊裕)
Publisher/s:Shiseido Gallery (Japan)
Organiser/s:Shiseido Gallery
Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Venue/s:Shiseido Gallery (Japan)
Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito (Japan)
Year of Publication:2001

Carpet, 2001

Chung Seoyoung makes starkly minimal works of art, out of common hardware store materials. They have an unsettlingly familiar look of furniture about them. Her works in the exhibition include a series of shapes made from industrial carpet and a doorway made from a wall of blank plywood. Only a blue nylon net curtain and two lamps decorate the shape. The look is unfinished interior design, yet the materials are cheap and industrial. This space is in dramatic contrast to the polished woods and straw matting featured in East Asian interiors, common less than a generation ago.

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