Ay Tjoe Christine : Spirituality and Allegory

2018.4.28(Sat.) - 2018.8.19(Sun.)



2018.4.28(Sat.) - 2018.8.19(Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)


Galleries / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Galleries 7~12, 14


Mondays (Open on Apr 30, Jul 16, Aug 13), and Jul 17 (Tue.)


Adult: ¥1,000 (¥800)
University: ¥800 (¥600)
Elem/ JH/ HS: ¥400 (¥300)
65 and over: ¥800
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Ay Tjoe Christine (b. 1973) was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, and is a renowned contemporary artist active in Indonesia today. She studies intaglio printing methods such as drypoint and then turned to working with textiles. Her artistic activities got their real start around 2000. Ay Tjoe Christine’s works express themes based on Christian mythologies and spiritual concepts, supported by her deep insight into human incompletion and Janus-faced nature. The color fragments that scatter and float across her pictures reveal, on one hand, the actions of her own wavering emotions, while the abstract images that set up fascinating harmonies with the canvas’ negative space reveal her sincere stance as she investigates the relationship between humans and all things. This is Ay Tjoe Crhistine’s first solo exhibition at a Japanese museum, presenting about 50 works that trace her two decades of multifaceted creativity, from early period drawings and drypoint, to a group of oil paintings that explore the potential for expression from the representational to the abstract, soft sculptures and large-scale installations, and large format paintings created for this exhibition.

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Artist Talk, “Ay Tjoe Christine: Spirituality and Allegory”

Date/time: Saturday April 28, 2018 14:00-16:00
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Admission: Free
Capacity: 80 people
Apply: We stopped accepting applications because there is no more place available.
* With consecutive interpretation
* Changes in planning are apt to occur


  • Ay Tjoe Christine

    Born in Bandung (Indonesia) in 1973. Graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology in 1997. After working in textile design, Ay Tjoe began creating art around 2000. While holding exhibitions regularly in Southeast Asia, she also participates in international exhibitions in New York, London, Berlin, and Beijing. Since being one of the prizewinners at the Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Award in 2001, she has received the Hong Kong Art Fair’s SCMP Art Futures Prize (2009) and been awarded at the Prudential Eye Awards (painting category; 2015) and is steadily building a reputation as a contemporary artist.



Organized by:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)

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