Takehito Koganezawa, setting the butterfly free, 2015, HD video, paper, watercolor pigment, dimensions varable. Collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Takehito Koganezawa is featured in the exhibition Adventure in Seeing at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Exhibition curator, Juri Yamamshita notes: Seeing is something most of us take for granted. Yet, to consciously see is surprisingly difficult, and as a result, we tend to miss much of what there is to see. An art museum is a place for seeing, admiring, and thinking about artworks. To the visitors of this exhibition, whether they normally enjoy viewing artworks or find it difficult, we would like to say, “First of all, begin by seeing well.” The exhibition Adventure in Seeing starts there.
Open yourself to the artwork a little more than usual. Stand and view it 10 seconds longer than usual. After viewing it thoroughly, relax and view it a little more. Doing so, you will begin to see details you had not noticed, and your imagination will have time to come into play. Discoveries, surprises, and new feelings will come to you in an experience really no different from an adventure story. Please look actively at the artworks and unfold your very own adventure story.
Adventure in Seeing is on view from January 27 - June 24, 2018.