Alternative Humanities: Jan Fabre × Katsura Funakoshi

2010.4.29 (Thu.) -
2010.8.31 (Tue.)

Information

Period :
2010.4.29 (Thu.) - 2010.8.31 (Tue.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission:
on the day
General : ¥1,500
College students : ¥1,200
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥600
65 and older : ¥1,200

advance・group
General : ¥1,200
College students : ¥1,000
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥500

Guest Curator
Marie-Laure Bernadac
(Conservateur général chargée de mission pour l’art contemporain Musée du Louvre)

Project Advisor
Marie-Laure Bernadac
Shuji Takashina
Ryo Furuta
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

A large-scale exhibition devoted to Jan FABRE and Katsura FUNAKOSHI —two of today’s most influential artists. The exhibition will individually explore the spiritual sources of each artist in religious icons appearing in masterworks of history and thereby consider the character of 21st-century man.
Born in Belgium, Fabre remains attuned to the religious paintings of 15th and 16th century Flanders, while exposing the contradictions of human existence through pictures drawn with his own blood and sculptures employing stuffed animals, animal bones, and other organic materials.
The figurative sculptures that Funakoshi carves from camphor wood speak eloquently of the interior landscape of people in our times. They also resonate with the complex emotions visible in images of the Kannon bodhisattva of the late Edo/early Meiji period—a major turning point in Japanese culture.
Marie-Laure BERNADAC, a curator of contemporary art at the Louvre, will co-produce the exhibition. Project advisors TAKASHINA Shuji and FURUTA Ryo will comprehensively examine the art of Fabre and Funakoshi in connection with the historical past. Gathering some 190 works in a meeting of East and West, past and present, the exhibition will transcend time and place to inquire into state of the human spirit today.

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    All images: Installation view at “Alternative Humanities: Jan Fabre x Katsura Funakoshi”

    1 – 6 Jan FABRE
    1, 2, Ik laat mezelf leeglopen (dwerg) (I let myself deflate (dwarf)) AD Gallery Painting: Rogier van der WEYDEN (d’après), Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy (1396-1467) Musée du Louvre, département des Peintures, MI 818. / 4, Gravetomb (swords, skulls and crosses) Nouveau Musée National de Monaco / 5, The Little Street Fighter private collection / 6, Virgin Warrior private collection

    7 – 12 Katsura FUNAKOSHI
    7, Portrait of My Wife collection of the artrist / 8, By the Water, deep in the forest private collection

    13, 14, 15, Exhibition views

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Patronized by:
The French Embassy in Japan

The embassy of Belgium

Flanders Center

Hokkoku Shimbun Company
In Cooperation with:
Japan Airlines

Nippon Express

Hermes

I-O DATA DEVICE. INC

Tsubota Denki
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