Rinko-Kaku Project 2
Exhibiting artists: Linda Carrara (IT), Árpád Forgó (H), Shuhei Fukuda (JP), Viktória Körösi (HU/AT), Yuka Miyazaki (JP)
Curator: Shuhei Fukuda
Assistant curator, text: Gábor Pintér
Coordinator: Atsuo Hukuda – Concept Space / AiS Gallery
Public relation: Yuka Miyazaki
Address: 15 3-chome, Ote-machi, Maebashi
In 2021, two events are realised in Japan as part of the long-term collaboration of Concept Space (JP) and Parallel Art Foundation (HU): a site-specific exhibition in the historical Rinko-Kaku Tea House and a group show at AiS Gallery.
The collaboration of the two organisations started in 2019, with the exhibition Fine Matters at Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History in Győr, Hungary and with the international section of 51st Győr Artist Residency Program.
Now, for the second time, Rinko-Kaku Tea House in Maebashi challenges the artists to get in dialogue with a space full of symbols, references and history. A house within a 130-year-old building complex, built by the first governor of Gunma, Motohiko Katori (1829-1912) presents mostly new artworks and installations created for this special occasion.
Participating artists explore contemporary interpretations of traditional techniques with a minimalist and delicate approach. Their focus is on the investigation of materials, the contradiction of their real/known and perceived features that appear in the works represented by structures, forms and the balance between dimensions. Floating silver foliage, marble wood blocks, shaped canvas objects and crazed paintings installed in this unique space motivate the viewer to discover the works from different angles, to move in the space as well as to contemplate.