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AOYAMA Satoru Exhibition "Artists Must Earnestly Make Six Roses in Their Lives"

°»Radical or conservative? Political or artistic? The last roses in an artist's life.°…

Mizuma Art Gallery is pleased to present AOYAMA Satoru's solo exhibition "Artists Must Earnestly Make Six Roses in Their Lives" from June 8, 2011.
Six red roses embroidered with a sewing machine: this is all there superficially is about this exhibition.
This exhibition consists in directly confront the rose's image as a bearer of multiple symbols, beautiful and stale at the same time. This is a new direction for which the artist opted after his Glitter Pieces series (2008 - ) reflecting Aoyama's concern for concepts such as °»labor°… or the dichotomy of notions such as politics and art, manual and mechanical industry, imagination and appropriation among others.
By declaring °»I will never make roses again in my life as an artist,°… Aoyama claims the original romantic intensity of art, but he also questions us about the value and assessment of °»the art, or the artist°….
Will the artist's last roses bloom effectively in the present world?

AOYAMA Satoru - Profile
Born in 1973 in Tokyo. After graduating with a B.A. degree in textile from the Goldsmiths College's visual art department in 1998, he earned a M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. He actually lives and work in Tokyo. Recent exhibitions include his participation in °»Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art°…, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), °»TWIST AND SHOUT : Contemporary Art from Japan°…, Bangkok Art Center (Bangkok, Thailand) , and his solo show °»COMPLEX CIRCUIT – Contact Zone 5 / Satoru AOYAMA°…, Gallery ¶ŃM (Tokyo). During the summer 2011, Aoyama will be part of the second Dojima River Biennale.
  • AOYAMA Satoru
  • Artists Must Earnestly Make Six Roses in Their Lives (w.i.p.)
  • 2011
  • Embroidery on polyesther
  • 42x32 cm