Posts Tagged ‘Motoi Yamamoto’

Return to the Sea: An interview with Motoi Yamamoto

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Despite our best efforts, memories eventually fade away. For centuries, people have created memorials sites, and used objects and images to honor and preserve the remembrance of those that have passed. These sites are often designed to document existence, while inevitably underscoring absence. For over a decade now, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto has been engaging with his memories through the physical act of creation. Building[.....]

Neo-ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art

MOT Annual 2010: Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art is currently presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Since 1999, the museum has been holding a “MOT Annual” exhibition focusing on the works of young artists exploring a selected theme on contemporary society. This show presents the works of ten Japanese artists, and is an exploration of contemporary expressions of ornamentation beyond embellishments, as both[.....]