[ Shiseido Gallery Centennial Exhibition “Going beyond and participating in beauty: Shinzo Fukuhara's aesthetics Shinzo Fukuhara / ASSEMBLE, THE EUGENE Studio” ] will take place.
We participate in this special exhibition as a guest artist.
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Shiseido gallery welcomes 100th anniversary in 2019. Shinzo Fukuhara who is a founder and the first president of Shiseido, established a basis for producing cosmetics and design. Moreover, he is also known as a pioneer of photographer in early modern Japan. After many years, we explored and looked back on Fukuhara’s activity, and we found out him as a an extremely contemporary artist who actively involved in social creation, beyond the management of a company called Shiseido or the activity as a photographer.
What kind of creativity will be introduced for today’s society by his aesthetics that has been explored after the century since the foundation of Shiseido Gallery. Shiseido gallery will take place 100th anniversary projects [ Going beyond and participating in beauty: Shinzo Fukuhara's aesthetics Shinzo Fukuhara / ASSEMBLE, THE EUGENE Studio ] from 19/October/2018 (Fri) until 17/March/2019 (Sun). There is going to have two different exhibitions following this theme.
(1st : 19/October/2018 (Fri) - 26/December (Sun) 2nd : 16/January/2019 (Wed) - 17/March/2019 (sun))/p>
Shinzo Fukuhara / ASSEMBLE, THE EUGENE Studio
This projects invite ASSEMBLE and THE EUGENE Studio which act as a social creative role and introduce a new state of art to collaborate the nature of Fukuhara in the time beyond 100 years. The collaboration attempts to make a creative and dynamic cooperation between them.
ASSEMBLE and THE EUGENE Studio have different bases and approaches. However, their creativity is both beyond the past, and they update the quality of cooperative and collective creativity such as dialogue, mutual supports, and challenge each other to break preconceived ideas to indicate a new way of society and economy tied together by art.
Through this projects, they will share Fukuhara’s way of thinking [ Going beyond and participating in beauty ] with viewers by creating a space and platform which encourages conversation and encounter. ASSEMBLE designed the space based on the story which THE EUGENE Studio curated for the 1st exhibition.
ASSEMBLE is a London based collective architectural group, and they received the Turner prize which is a respected contemporary art prize in England in 2015. (The 2nd exhibition that will start from the beginning of 2019 attempts to create beauty beyond locations by having a workshop of Granby Four Streets in Liverpool which was a winning project for the Turner prize.
THE EUGENE Studio is a Japanese artist studio that has been gaining attention internationally. Their representative work is "White Painting" which trys to update art history to pick up one’s collaborative way of thinking in global environment. (Their solo exhibition "1/2 Century later." was held at Shiseido gallery in November 2017.)
Shinzo Fukuhara, ASSEMBLE, and THE EUGENE Studio are similar in the way of addressing society that produces a circulating value and synergistic effect by participating in in creations beyond a set of beliefs. This exhibition for 100th anniversary of Shiseido gallery is a collaborative project of 3 of the artists. This way of archival exhibition is unprecedented, and it also will be experimental because it goes beyond space and time. We believe this is exactly what Fukuhara’s creativity and will a century ago will be shared with viewers today.
A deductive curation
Moreover, as for the research of Shinzo Fukuharaʼ s aesthetics in this project, we uniquely interpretated more than 200 texts Fukuhara left; approximately 1,450,000 words about art and beauty through morphological analysis by AI / natural language processing. The original curation based on such the new approach is another special feature of this exhibition. We hope our unique point of view and attempt presented at this exhibition will be a precious opportunity to discover the possibility of beauty and creation in our future society.
Shiseido Gallery Centennial Exhibition “Going beyond and participating in beauty: Shinzo Fukuhara's aesthetics Shinzo Fukuhara / ASSEMBLE, THE EUGENE Studio”
Organizer : Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Exhibition Cooperation : Assemble Studio CIC, THE EUGENE Studio Inc.
Date : 1st 19/October/2018 (Fri) - 26/December/2018 (Sun) 2nd : 16/January/2019 (Wed) - 17/March/2019 (Sun)
Location : Shiseido Gallery
Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building, basement floor 8-8-3 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
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http://www.shiseidogroup.jp/gallery/ (Shiseido Gallery)
Weekday 11:00-19:00 Sunday, National Holiday 11:00-18:00
Every Monday is closed (It is also closed when the Monday is national holiday.)