Year of 2017
Pⁿ―Powers of PLAY―
With problems occurring and new values emerging every day, this contemporary world demands survivors with a certain sensitivity and the ability to adapt these changes in a free and flexible manner.
PLAY is a practice that invites us to enter heterotopia, a space that could release us from the rules and conventions of the real world, thereby allowing us to experience another world while staying in the real world.
This exhibition introduces 9 artists, both upcoming and established, of which some have not yet been widely introduced in Japan. The playful space that is produced through various ways of expression, such as painting, sculpture and graffiti, reintroduces visitors to the power that can effortlessly transform the weight of a situation; “Power of PLAY”.
The title of this exhibition, “Pⁿ—Powers of PLAY—”, is derived from the word “PLAY”. The letter P also suggests “Practice”, “Pleasure”, “Pop”, etc. We hope visitors’ imagination can be triggered to enjoy the word play of P freely.
Makoto EGASHIRA / Kouseki ONO / Taku OBATA / Ryohei KAN / Yusuke TODA /Yuuki HORIUCHI / Hiroshi MIZUTA / TENGAone / Shana MOULTON
Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
21 March, 2018 – 8 April, 2018
Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.; The Chain Museum
Yuko Hasegawa (Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts, Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices)
Yuu TAKAGI, Ayumi TSUKAMOTO, Tomoko HIGUCHI, Maaru HIYAMA, Mayuko HORIUCHI, Atsuhiro MIYAKE, Yishu HANG