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感激的な「小瀬村真美 関根直子 手塚愛子」展 @ MA2 Gallery Impressive exhibition "Mami Kosemura / Naoko Sekine / Aiko Tezuka" @ MA2 Gallery

TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Mutterkuchen (Placenta) - 01” 2018, Embroidery and a knitted basket with unravelled readymade fabric wooden frame, 155 x 70 cm, detail
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Mutterkuchen (Placenta) – 01” 2018, Embroidery and a knitted basket with unravelled readymade fabric, wooden frame, 155 x 70 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Mutterkuchen (Placenta) – 01” 2018, Embroidery and a knitted basket with unravelled readymade fabric, wooden frame, 155 x 70 cm

“Do you have somewhere to return to? If so, was it by accident, or was it decided already?”
A heart-touching, humanistic sentence by Berlin-based artist TEZUKA Aiko, embroidered on her work, see above picture. Several conclusions, when keeping the German word “Mutterkuchen” in mind, can be made. There could be happy ones or thoughtful ones. This kind of ambiguity makes us viewer, either gender, curious about the artist and her intentions.
The wonderful, with grande finesse curated exhibition “Mami Kosemura / Naoko Sekine / Aiko Tezuka” requires a complex and compassionate interaction from the viewer, because of its visual dialogue, sensitiveness and amazing conceptual aesthetics.
These significant contributions to the creation and development of the “now”, makes one think if the three almost same-age artists (1975-77) focus in their art practice on universality, avoiding overt symbolism and emphasizing anonymity over the expressive, the spectacle. In this context, both, contemplating through the art work, and, feeling through calm sensuality, had been magnificently achieved.
The highly recommending exhibition is actually running until the 22nd, later, the gallerist will be happy to open the door for you, by appointment, until the 28th of December.

小瀬村真美 関根直子 手塚愛子
Mami Kosemura / Naoko Sekine / Aiko Tezuka
MA2 Gallery

2018/11/30 – 12/22
December 25th – 28th by appointment
150-0013 東京都渋谷区恵比寿3-3-8
3-3-8, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0013
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KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Flowering Plants of the Four Seasons – Winter” 2006, HD video
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Flowering Plants of the Four Seasons – Winter” 2006, HD video 8:30 min, sound, edition work
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Flowering Plants of the Four Seasons – Tenbukuro” 2006
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Flowering Plants of the Four Seasons – Tenbukuro” 2006, HD video 8:30 min, sound, installation, edition work
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Butterfly” 2008:2018, movie, 10 min, silent, frame 20 x 40 cm, edition work
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Butterfly” 2008/2018, movie, 10 min, silent, frame 20 x 40 cm, edition work
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Guisse” 2018, Giclee print, Museum glass frame, 65 x 44.5 cm, edition work
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Guisse” 2018, Giclee print, Museum glass frame, 65 x 44.5 cm, edition work
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Guisse” 2018, Giclee print, Museum glass frame, 65 x 44.5 cm, edition work, installation
KOSEMURA Mami 小瀬村真美 “Guisse” 2018, Giclee print, Museum glass frame, 65 x 44.5 cm, edition work, installation
SEKINE Naoko 関根直子 “Mirror Drawing – The Color” 2018, pencil, guache, panel, 4 panels à 24.8 x 55 cm
SEKINE Naoko 関根直子 “Mirror Drawing – The Color” 2018, pencil, guache, panel, 4 panels à 24.8 x 55 cm
SEKINE Naoko 関根直子 “Mirror Drawing – The Color” 2018, with shadow of the artist
SEKINE Naoko 関根直子 “Mirror Drawing – The Color” 2018, with shadow of the artist
SEKINE Naoko 関根直子 “Untitled 243” 2018, propelling pencil, acrylic color, paper, 26 x 34 cm
SEKINE Naoko 関根直子 “Untitled 243” 2018, propelling pencil, acrylic color, paper, 26 x 34 cm

関根直子インタビュー Naoko Sekine Interview

TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Mutterkuchen (Placenta) – 02” 2018, A basket knitted with unravelled readymade fabric, wooden frame, 168 x 56 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Mutterkuchen (Placenta) – 02” 2018, A basket knitted with unravelled readymade fabric, wooden frame, 168 x 56 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Seep Out 2017-017” 2017, Unravelled fabric, 20 x 43 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Seep Out 2017-017” 2017, Unravelled fabric, 20 x 43 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “drawing Fragile Surface (daydream) D01″ 2018, Unravelled fabric wooden frame, 120 x 120 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “drawing Fragile Surface (daydream) D01″ 2018, Unravelled fabric wooden frame, 120 x 120 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Fragile Surface (daydream) 2017- 011” 2017:2018, Unravelled fabric, 51 x 31 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Fragile Surface (daydream) 2017- 011” 2017:2018, Unravelled fabric, 51 x 31 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Fragile Surface (daydream) 2018- 005” 2018, Unravelled fabric, 51 x 31 cm
TEZUKA Aiko 手塚愛子 “Fragile Surface (daydream) 2018- 005” 2018, Unravelled fabric, 51 x 31 cm
Artist talk event with curator NISHIKAWA Mihoko (right, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo) (photo by courtesy of the gallery)
Artist talk event with curator NISHIKAWA Mihoko (right, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo) (photo by courtesy of the gallery)