The Potentials of the Third Generation Postwar Contemporary Artists in Japan | Etsu EgamiVIEW EVENT DETAILS
October 5 — Art for Breakfast 2021
Art for Breakfast is delighted to invite an artist, Etsu Egami, to our October program. Ms. Egami is in high demand, even in Covid ridden 2021, she has been actively exhibiting her works in Hong Kong, Paris, New York and Taipei. Viewed as one of the leaders in representing the third generation of Japanese postwar contemporary artists, she will base her discussion on the potentials of this group.
Born in 1994 in the suburbs of Tokyo, Ms. Egami has spent her childhood years abroad in the United States and in Europe. After completing her BFA/ MFA at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, she also studied abroad in Germany at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. She was recently nominated for Forbes Asia 30 UNDER 30 2020 amongst other awards.
This event will be conducted in-person and online.
In-person participation is for members and guests only. Online participation is open to the public. Registration is required.
Etsu Egami is an artist based in Tokyo, Beijing and New York. She was listed as Forbes Asia 30 UNDER 30 2021 as the youngest artist. She was born in Japan and studied at HFG University in Germany as well as the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China. She was selected as an outstanding artist by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan Government 2020 and was dispatched to New York. With her rich overseas experience, she explores the essence of communication through personal experiences such as mishearing and misunderstanding. Her international background lets her visualize the miscommunication to rethink the way of communication from mis-hearing, mis-seeing, and dislocation.
Etsu Egami is a new generation of painters representing “post-painting”. The curator of the Pompidou Art Center Paris talked at the International Forum of the Chiba City Museum of Etsu Egami’s exhibition and said that “what is beautiful in her works is that she sees all these specificities as a source, not only of misunderstandings but also of creation and richness in people’s relationships.”
Chiba Shigeo, a Japanese art critic, said “Etsu Egami's new work is about ‘essence, and/or abstraction’. On the other hand, the essence of the event is taken out, and the method of a kind of abstraction is modeled. An attempt to paint these two things at the same time in the same horizon has begun here.”
She provides a more personal and humane, and, at the same time, a more international perspective. She has received much attention as the third generation of post war contemporary Japanese artist, and The Pennsylvania State University invited her for their artist talk series.
She got the 16th Chiba City Art and Culture Newcomer Award and was also shortlisted for the Contemporary Art Foundation Award 2020 and the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. At her solo exhibition, “Entrance gallery Vol.1 Etsu Egami” at Chiba City Museum of Art, she had an international talk with the curator from Centre de Pompidou and the deputy director of UCCA. The curator talked about her work as “a fusion of two contexts of painting: ‘Essence and Abstraction’ on the one hand takes out the essence of the event, and on the other hand, the modeling uses an abstraction method to paint these two events on a new horizon at the same time.”
Her international solo shows include “Rainbow” at Karuizawa New Art Museum, “Entrance gallery Vol.1 Etsu Egami” at Chiba City Museum of Art, “Social Distancing” at A2Z Paris, “Facebook” at Chambers Fine Art in New York, “UNSCHEDULED” at Tai Kwun Contemporary, “Rainbow” at Whitestone gallery in Taipei, London and Germany, “Grounding” at UCCA Beijing, and the 2nd Beijing Media Art biennale at CAFA MUSEUM. She was recommended for VOCA Exhibition 2020 which not only has great influence in the Japanese art field but also famous around the world.
Her work is in the public collection at HE ART MUSEUM, CAFA Museum, Tree Museum, Moscow Garage Museum of Art, Yuan Museum, Yi-lian foundation and more.
Visit her Instagram (@egamietsu_artstudio) to find out more about her.
“Rainbow” — solo show at Whitestone Gallery in Taipei
“Social Distancing” — solo show at A2Z Art Gallery in Paris
(In-person: Members & guests only / Online: Open to the public)
Kabayama / Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/japan/events/potentials-third-generation-postwar-contemporary-artists-japan-etsu-egami (In-person: Members & guests only / Online: Open to the public) Kabayama / Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan