Artist File 2010: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art
National Art Center Tokyo
March 3 – May 5, 2010
The Artist File exhibition introduces a group of currently active artists whose work is among the most noteworthy, both in Japan and abroad. This year’s event, the third in the series, features seven artists (six Japanese, one foreign): FUKUDA Naoyo, ISHIDA Takashi, KUWAKUBO Toru, Aernout MIK, MINAMINO Kaoru, O JUN, SAITO Chisato.
The exhibitions in the Artist File series have no specific theme. This year’s event presents artists with a wide range of ages, from those in their 30s to those in their 50s, and a variety of expressions, including painting, video, and sculpture, which deal with many different themes. This diversity and complexity helps realize what might be seen as the main objective of the series: to reflect the “reality” of the era.
Thus, as the title suggests, one might liken Artist File to a large cabinet in which each artist’s unique perception of “reality” is filed. As viewers take each file in hand, they will make their way through a solo exhibition by each artist and revel in the unique form of “reality” they find there.