1953 - Japan
Tadashi Kawamata (Japanese: 川俣正 / born July 24, 1953) is a Japanese artist, born in Mikasa City / Hokkaido, who lives and works in Paris. Born in Mikasa City / Hokkaido, Kawamata graduated from Hokkaido Iwamizawa Higashi High School in 1972. In 1982, at the age of 28. In 1984 he obtained a doctorate from the Tokyo University of the Arts. He was chosen to take part in the Venice Biennale and, in 1987, he took part in Documenta in Kassel. He has been involved in numerous international exhibitions and has performed internationally; and was the director of the Yokohama Triennial in 2005. Professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts from April 1999 to March 2005, he has been teaching since 2007 at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has also been invited teacher at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles.
Kamata Tadashi - Site Plan No 15
2012 - Wood, plexi -78 x 104 x 8,5
1965 - Thailand
Surasi Kusolwong, internationally acclaimed artist from Thailand, now works and lives in Bangkok. Employing metaphors for critique on contemporary consumerism, his installations and performative works manage to intervene in the society through the participation of and interaction with the audience. Living and studying in Germany as a young artist gave Kusolwong the right distance to ponder upon Thailand as well as global socio-political realities from a unique perspective.
214 x 149
In his watercolors and silicone paintings, Kenichi Ogawa explores subjects such as intimacy, motherhood and affection with a sensitive, personal sense of femininity. Ogawa connects in his work to the Japanese art forms of calligraphy, as used in aesthetic and spiritual traditions. His applications mainly concern the reuse of the inner originality of these methods. In a combined use of constructing and inventing possibilities, he tries to understand the essence of these traditions. "What is it for a man to have a fertile feeling? The material silicon gives something of a touch of human skin. When I use this material in my painting, I feel that I fully use my sense of touch. My working process is; First substantiate the canvas with oil paint; Then cover the painted canvas with silicon with a long knife for cutting cake; Then make a drawing by scraping the silicon off with a brush. This should be done with a breather, for fear that the silicone will dry easily. The time limit must always be observed. But this limitation on the use of silicone material can create a good sense of tension once and for all, like Japanese calligraphy, I think.
Ogawa Kenichi - Sleeper
2018 - Silicon and oil color on canvas - 60 x 80 cm
Ogawa Kenichi - Hot Spring
2017 - Silicon and oil color on canvas - 41 x 31,8 cm
1973 - Luxemburg
Su-Mei Tse (born 1973) is a Luxembourgian musician, artist and photographer. Her work combines photography, video, installations and music. In 2003, she received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale for the best national participation.
Tse Su-Mei - Pieds Bandes
2000 - Colour photograph, mounted on aluminium - 75 x 75 cm
Monali Meher. Since 1998 Meher’s art practice involves various disciplines. The most significant one is ‘Performance Art’. Decay, hybridization & transformation: Creating new identity; reshaping belongings; intimacy; a dialogue of matter and memory all these constitute the language of her work. ‘Time’ as a factor, is central to her practice, whether it’s a wrapped object or a performance. She uses time as medium, which is extended, assembled and captured. The aspects of continuity, repetition, vulnerability, duration, temporality, awareness, situation and public involvement are also inherent qualities that inform her art practice. The process before and after the performance is equally important and challenging.
Meher graduated in Fine Arts from Sir J. J. School of arts, Mumbai. She received ‘Unesco -Aschberg’ residency in Vienna 1998, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten 2000-‘01, Amsterdam and ‘Casa Masaccio’ San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy 2012.
Meher Monali - Between the Familiar/Unfamiliar
2 C-prints - 55 x 80 cm