Apr 13th, 2019 - Sep 1st
A Look Inside the Japanese Art Scene Today
Truth From Lies is the culmination of the Where is Chiiki Art? Project, which reevaluates the power of community art while shining a light on its latest expressions. This exhibition, held at Towada Art Center and throughout the city of Towada, features Hiroshi Fuji, Nadegata Instant Party (Toru Nakazaki + Daisuke Yamashiro + Tomoko Noda), and Jun Kitazawa, three artists who have all produced legendary artworks through their ongoing interaction with different communities.
Hiroshi Fuji, Nadegata Instant Party (Toru Nakazaki + Daisuke Yamashiro + Tomoko Noda), and Jun Kitazawa
Towada Art Center Exhibition Space
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Born in 1960 Kagoshima, Japan. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts. After lecturing at the Papua New Guinea National Art School, joining an urban planning group, establishing the Fuji Hiroshi Design and Production Studio, and serving as director of the Towada Art Center, he is now a professor and vice president of the Akita University of Art. He has been involved in many art projects and exhibited his work extensively both in Japan and internationally. In 1992, he established the Fuji Hiroshi Design and Production Studio and turned his attention to the community (chiiki), employing methodologies that combine collaboration and appropriate technologies in pursuit of ways to elicit artist expression.
*photo by Kuniya Oyamada
Nadegata Instant Party (Toru Nakazaki + Daisuke Yamashiro + Tomoko Noda)
An off-beat unit that flouts convention, Nadegata Instant Party was formed in 2006 and consists of three members: Toru Nakazaki, Daisuke Yamashiro, and Tomoko Noda. They are committed to serving local communities and begin their creative process by producing just the right pretext for that area. In order to accomplish their goals, they involve many participants and create “reality” from a single event. They create their artwork by combining the narration of the process of a pretext becoming reality with installations, video and performative methodologies, and other mediums.
Born in 1988 in Tokyo, Japan. Artist and president of of Jun Kitazawa Office Yakumo. Working together with administrative agencies, educational institutions, medical institutions, private companies, NPOs, regional organizations all over the world, he organizes art projects that come in close contact with people’s lives. Through this work he hopes to build a culture of creativity within society by cultivating a place where questions about community and everyday life can be asked. His projects in recent years have put an emphasis on continuity and aim to integrate with local culture and become a part of everyday life.
*photo by CULTURE