Dystopia: Transition from Memory

Group Exhibition
Art Front Gallery
Hillside Terrace A, 29-18 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
03/02/2023 - 05/03/2023

Throughout art history, the term "dystopia" has been associated with images of ruins to inspire artists to create. The Greek and Roman ruins that marked the beginning of European civilization were not only depicted in the background of Renaissance religious paintings, but in the 18th and 19th centuries they were also part of the educational journey of the children of aristocrats, who created many prints on the theme of ruins.  What does dystopia mean today? Artists are presenting works from their own perspectives in search of an answer to this question. This exhibition prophesizes the opening of a new year and presents the diversity and various paths of dystopia through works of art that explore dystopia as opposed to utopia. 【Exhibited artists】 ●video: Akira Kugimachi, Mounir Fatmi, Carsten Nicolai, Zhanna Kadyrova, Shinobu Soejima, ●plastic work : Takanao Kaneko, Eko Nugroho, Ekaterina Muromtseva, Tadashi Kawamata, Hisaharu Motoda, Yuma Tomiyasu, Todo