- 展期 | 2019.08.23-09.15
- 開幕｜2019. 08.24 (六) 4:00 pm ＊藝術家須田悅弘將親臨現場
- 講座｜2019. 08.24 (六) 4:00-5:00 pm
- 與談｜知名策展人暨藝評王焜生老師、現為「無有」共同創辦人暨建築主持人、兼任東海/台科大建築系所助理教授的劉冠宏、藝術家 須田悅弘
精彩座談「須田悅弘的空間絮語 – 藝術與空間的最大公因數」將於開幕當日8/24（六）下午4點登場，也趣與您不見不散！
AKI warmly invites you to the art forum of Yoshihiro SUDA, who will speak about his works as a sculptor, together with the famous Curator and art critic Emerson WANG and the Assistant Professor of Tunghai University Architecture Dept & Co-Founder / Partner of Woo-yo Design Hom LIOU. We sincerely welcome all of you to join us in this rare event on the 24th of August.
AKI Gallery is delighted to present a new dual exhibition, Sharp Grace, of works by Katsura FUNAKOSHI and Yoshihiro SUDA. Within the exhibition of “Sharp Grace”, which contains the essence of FUNAKOSHI’s sculptures in sketching and prints allowing us to explore the most valuable boundary of the sculptural field. With the excellence of Japanese beauty, two leading sculptural experts’ works will lead us to explore the most notable Japanese contemporary sculpture history.
In fact, FUNAKOSHI has never followed his original sketches but rather allowing that unexpected inspiration and accidental sparkle to emerge. Hence, it is rather inaccurate to put his sculptures simply into realism category, each carves for FUNAKOSHI is all about the expression of real affections and figures.
In order to get the whole picture of FUNAKOSHI’s sculpture, one should start from the spirit of his works – the portrait sketches, instead of his incredible woodcarving techniques. According to FUNAKOSHI, “when the moment and the inspiration emerged, it is important to observe and make an immediate response. I have to seize it and to try making the most of it. The motivation of creating continuously is just non-stop creating”. Perhaps, that’s the reason why FUNAKOSHI’s sketches come to life, and, sometimes are even more glamour than those wooden sculptures. Needless to say, these energies of creativity has led FUNAKOSHI’s works to transcend any of the sculptures from the same era. FUNAKOSHI exhibited his works not only at the Venice Biennale, the São Paulo Biennale, the Documenta IX, and the Shanghai Biennale but his works also are represented in several art museums in Japan and other countries.
On the other hand, Yoshihiro SUDA will showcase his hyper-realistic wooden sculptures of plants and flowers. The nature of the environment or gallery space is central to SUDA’s creativity. For SUDA, the sculptures are ‘interventions’; subtle additions to an existing space or display. Each sculpture is only half of the work of art – the other half is their installation. The element of surprise is core to SUDA’s work. Upon entering this exhibition, visitors will initially question whether or not they have overlooked something. The startling realism of each sculpture demands closer inspection, even though the viewer is already aware that in the gallery environment it is unlikely that there are real plants growing out of the walls. This merging of the boundaries between reality and illusion creates a surreal sense of the ordinary becoming uncanny.