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加藤愛(愛☆まどんな)展「ひあたりのわるいへや」

会期:2020年06月24日(水) - 07月18日(土)
時間:12:00-18:00
休廊:日・月

会場:ミヅマアートギャラリー
〒162-0843 東京都新宿区市谷田町3丁目13 神楽ビル 2F
tel: 03-3268-2500

※新型コロナウィルス感染拡大防止のため、本展は30分ごとに定員6名の枠を設けたアポイント制での開廊とさせていただきます。(初日のみ 1 時間ごとに 12 名)

ご来廊の際には、オンラインによる事前予約をお願いいたします。(展覧会初日の数日前よりご予約の受 付を開始)↓ https://airrsv.net/mizumaartgallery/calendar

状況に応じて開廊方法などに変更がある場合には、随時ホームページ等で情報を更新いたします。皆様にはご不便おかけしますが、ご理解、ご協力をお願いいたします。

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本展は、画面いっぱいに女の子の顔を描くシリーズ
《彼女の顔が思い出せない》を中心に展開します。
本シリーズは、「目を閉じると自分がどんな顔をしていたか思い出せない」など、自分の顔をどこか遠くに感じた体験をきっかけに、今の自分と向き合う「今顏」を残すため、2014年に制作を始めました。6年が経ち、自身の代表作と呼べるようになった現在も、当初と変わらない想いで、その時にしか描けない顔を描くため、今この瞬間の自分と向き合い続けています。

2020年3月、未曾有の事態を招いた新型コロナウイルス感染症の影響により、「アートフェア東京2020」が開催中止となりました。加藤は、フェアで展示予定だった作品が行き場をなくして部屋の片隅に置かれている姿が、今の情勢を表しているように思えたことから「ひあたりのわるいへや」を本展のタイトルに選びました。本展に向けて新たに制作した最大サイズの《彼女の顔が思い出せない》は、「見えない敵」が横行する不安で憂鬱な雰囲気ともリンクさせ、青色のみで描き切った新作となります。
数ヶ月の沈黙の末、これらの作品たちを一挙に発表する特別展示として、
本展をお披露目の機会とさせていただきます。

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KATO Ai (AI☆MADONNA) "A room missing sunlight"

24 June - 18 July 2020
Hours : 11:00-19:00
Holidays : Sundays, Mondays and national holidays

MIZUMA ART GALLERY
2F Kagura Bldg., 3-13 Ichigayatamachi Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0843
+81-3-3268-2500 (telephone)

To deter spreading the infection of COVID-19, we accept admissions by appointments only, and maximum capacity of 6 people per 30 minutes during the exhibition (For opening day: maximum capacity 12 people per 1 hour), opened from 12:00 to 18:00 (last admission 17:30).

Please kindly make an appointment through the online website or email below before your visit.

https://airrsv.net/mizumaartgallery/calendar [Japanese Only]
event@mizuma-art.co.jp

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Mizuma Art Gallery presents “A room missing sunlight” by KATO Ai (AI☆MADONNA) beginning on 24th June, Wednesday.

Born in Tokyo in 1984, Kato Ai graduated from AIDA Makoto’s Barabara Art Class in 2014 at Bigakko Art School, and has been performing live paintings as “AI ☆MADONNA” since 2007. Her activity as an artist has spanned wide range of field, not only exhibiting her works, but also collaborating with musicians, designing costumes for Japanese idols, and just last year publishing her very first manga called “HAKUA” (Publisher: STOKE Co., Ltd.).

What has been the basis for Kato’s work, is from her childhood memories. As a young girl, she was attracted to bodies of girls either by admiration or sexually, remaining as vivid memories for her, and even now exists in an ambiguous boundary. Kato started to paint “beautiful girls” as having for example almost a goddess existence, to cheer herself up during her teenage years that was full of complexity and stress. Even after she made her debut and made the presence of her “beautiful girls” known to the public, she continued to engross herself, portraying “beautiful girl” as the ultimate expression of her emotions.

In this exhibition, she focuses on the series Can not recall her face which depict a girl’s face on the whole canvas. This series began in 2014 with the aim to preserve her “present face” to confront with after noticing that she has become distant from her own face: “When I close my eyes, I cannot remember my own face.” Now with six years passed, she is finally able to call it her true representing work, but even now continues to face herself in order to paint the face of her present self, with the same, unchanged feeling from the past.

In March of 2020, Art Fair Tokyo was cancelled due to the COVID-19 infection, which caused an unprecedented state of affair. Kato seeing her works (which were originally planned to be exhibited at this fair) had nowhere to go, and instead were left in a corner of her studio, now seemed as if to resemble the current situation and decided to title this exhibition “A room missing sunlight.”

The largest work from the series Can not recall her face, newly produced for this exhibition, is a work linked to the anxious and depressing atmosphere caused from the rampant force of the current “invisible terror” and one of the main reasons why painted in blue. After several months of silence, this will be a special exhibition in which all of her works are displayed simultaneously.