“Chinese and Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition” is the series of exhibition project of Guangzhou 53 Art Museum, this time we invite 13 Japanese contemporary artists to take part in the residence program. We want to build a bridge of cultural exchange by contemporary art, to enable Japanese artists and local audiences to experience the cultural energy within each other.
53 Art Museum has successively invited nearly 40 Japanese contemporary artists to the museum to create art works and participate in the exhibitions since 2012, and to interact with college students and teachers, artists, art critics and audiences in Guangzhou at the same time. We demonstrate Japanese cutting-edge contemporary art to the audience in multidimensional and multimedia forms. After several years’ continuous exhibitions, the influence of Japanese contemporary art in Guangzhou has been getting into the “forming stage”, although it’s as delicately as "fetal movement", it implies a powerful energy, and it is gradually "breeding" a new mode of international art exchange in Guangzhou. And the contemporary artistic ecology of Guangzhou has become more diverse by the influence. This exhibition reflects the Japanese artists’ self-image and thinking in the current diversified situations of the international artistic ecology. We are looking forward to present more various “artist-in-residence” creations by the Japanese artists’ local investigation, ecological intervention and new views of creation in Guangzhou.
During the creation period, the artists will also jointly organize lectures, workshops and a series of activities with Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, other colleges and art museums, to interact and exchange with local art colleagues and amateurs, and to enhance the understanding between each other.