The EUGENE Studio『1/2 Century later.』at SHISEIDO Gallery

24 Dec 2017

 

 

The exhibition title『1/2 Century later.』represents the concept of ‘the era from half century onwards’ in the theme of ‘From destruction to regeneration’; taking the year of 1968 as a turning point of time that The Eugene Studio embedded in the installations; for depicting the time logic of a half century since and a half century onwards.  1968 is the year where the science fiction novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ was published as well as the release year of the infuential film ’2001: A Space Odyssey’, and the narrative of the film ‘Blade Runner 2049’ released this year has taken many elements and themes from ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’.   

 

An impressive large glass room is situated in the main space of Shiseido Gallery, with furniture and interior objects burnt into ash grey, representing ‘the future monuments is delineated by the stories in the past’.  Walking along the glass room, different angles  are assimilated to time, like traversing through the time.  We are at the future of the pass but the past of the future.  The ‘future’ is projected through the 2D artworks on the walls surrounding around, where biotechnology and agriculture have merged and moving into a mature stage.  

 

Beyond good and evil, make way toward the wast land (2017)

「THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later. 」

SHISHEIDO GALLERY

 

 

 

 

Drawing; Model room for Agricultural Revolution 3.0 (2016)

「THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later. 」

SHISHEIDO GALLERY

 

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Either Agency or Slave 

「THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later. 」

SHISHEIDO GALLERY

 

Photo:Ken Kato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture White

「THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later. 」

SHISHEIDO GALLERY

 

Photo:Ken Kato

 

 

 

 

The little corner in the side space presents an installation of the focus on humanity for ‘White Painting’ series.  This project is done by collecting interactions of strangers with the white board on the street in America, Mexico and Taiwan; where they have captured the moments of the participants kissing the white canvas for documentation film to create an abstract painting based on the interaction between painting and audience.  The motif behind “kissing white canvas in different countries” could be interpreted in different ways from the Western art history to several global issues among religions, races, organisations and countries to countries.  Despite of the races and religions of the participants and the viewers of this documentation film, we all interpret through what we have grown up and share the same love and care of what we have taken into hearts.   

 

 

White Painting

「THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later. 」

SHISHEIDO GALLERY

 

 

 

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The Eugene Studio『1/2 Century later.』Exhibition Information

 

21st of Nov. to 24th of Dec. 2017

 

From 11AM to 7PM on weekdays; 11AM to 6PM for Sunday and National holidays

at SHISEIDO GALLERY [ map for location ].

 

 

 

 

 

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SHISEIDO GALLERY (資生堂ギャラリー) is aimed to bring beauty into everyday living and has been curating exhibitions that reflects contemporary social aspects and projects better future that we can together create.  The location of gallery is situated in the basement floor of SHISEIDO building in Ginza.

 

Open Hours: 11:00 - 19:00

Address: B1, Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo  

For more information, please link to [ SHISEIDO GALLERY - Current Exhibition ].

 

The EUGENE Studio combines minimal artistic aspects with technology, from urban planning, R&D projects for AI, biotechnology education and OS development.  They have been launching installations of the purpose of education and showcase of brand concept and new technology for various renowned companies; such as SONY, TOYOTA, THE NORTH FACE, Panasonic, Spiber Inc., Daiwa Industry, DENSO, JT, Ministry of the Environment, Tsuroka City, Fukuyama City, 3.1 Philip Lim, and more…  

 

For more information, please link to [ The EUGENE Studio ].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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