Starts:
Jul
13
2013
Exhibition:

Art-coefficient presents Lie Fujishiro’s “CHARACTRONICA”

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POSTED BY: Noriyuki Tsuji | Thu Jun 13th, 2013 7:07 a.m.
LOCATION: EARTH+ GALLERY

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Art-coefficient presents Lie Fujishiro’s “CHARACTRONICA”

July 13 sat. – August 4 sun., 2013
11:00-19:00 *closed on monday
Admission free
Curator: Noriyuki Tsuji (Art-coefficient)
Exhibition Venue: EARTH+GALLERY
URL:http://gjks.org/charactronica/
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Art-coefficient is pleased to announce the opening of “CHARACTRONICA”, a solo exhibition of young Japanese artist Lie Fujishiro. This show will open on July 13 and has been organized in cooperation with EARTH+ GALLERY, Tokyo.

Lie Fujishiro was born in 1990 in Tokyo to a Hong Kong Chinese father and a Japanese mother. As an artist of the post-Cold War, digital native generation, his aesthetics and concept has been greatly influenced by the globalized cultural condition and the revolution brought about by information technologies such as the Internet. His works are deeply connected with Japanese pop cultures such as manga, animation, and computer games. For Fujishiro, to draw characters means to open up alternative communication channels to people around him. This led him to establish two artist-collective-platforms, Post-poppers and CHAOS*LOUNGE, gathering artists who are mainly active in online communities such as the website Pixiv. Through these platforms, Fujishiro has exhibited his own works and curated a number of exhibitions with young net-based artists. These activities have given opportunities for net-based artists to exhibit their works in physical spaces, such as galleries, alternative art spaces, and so on. While this sort of movement from the digital to the physical was uncommon before Fujishiro’s activities, it has now come to be one of the major trends in the Japanese art scene.

Since his early days as an artist, Fujishiro’s most important motif and concept is the “character”. For him, the character is not only the object of personal desire, but also a kind of portrait of the subject who lives in a complex contemporary society. Thus he takes an ambiguous approach to the way he expresses characters, both summoning them as a mystical sign that evokes desire while also using the relationship between characters and constructed environments, landscapes, and language to aesthetically consider the socio-cultural relationship surrounding their production and consumption. “CHARACTRONICA”, a new series of paintings by Fujishiro, as well as the title of the exhibition, symbolizes this approach, and is also the artist’s attempt to weave a new narrative on the condition of the character.

This exhibition consists of two parts, utilizing the structure of its location. In the gallery area, you will see large paintings including the diptych of “Day” and “Night”, made based on his experience of visiting devastated areas after 3.11. In contrast, visitors will find Fujishiro’s past installed in the lounge area, mainly consisting of small paintings, drawings, documents, and collected things such as figures, gravures, badges, and more.

Curator:Noriyuki Tsuji (Art-coefficient)

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Art-coefficient presents Lie Fujishiro’s “CHARACTRONICA”

July 13 sat. – August 4 sun., 2013
11:00-19:00 *closed on monday
Admission free *

Curator: Noriyuki Tsuji (Art-coefficient)
Exhibition Venue: EARTH+GALLERY
3-18-17, Kiba, Koutou-ku, Tokyo 135-0042
Access:
7 minutes walk from Tozai Line Kiba station [Exit 3]
10 minutes walk from Tozai or Oedo Line Monzen-Naka-cho station [Exit 1]
10 minutes walk from Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo toward Tozai Line Kiba station

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*Opening reception : July 13 sat., 2013 18:00-21:00

[Events]

>>Live painting session : admission free
July 14 sat., 2013 14:00-

>>Talk Event: admission fee 2,000 yen (w/1 drink)[each]
July 20 sat., 2013 18:00-20:00 Guest: Yuichi Murakami (critic)
July 27 sat., 2013 18:00-20:00 Guest: Yoshiharu Ishioka (critic / studies of representation and culture)

**The schedule might be subject to change.

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Lie Fijishiro

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1990. He is active as an Artist and also as a representative of artist collective Chaos*lounge. As an artist, he produces works that investigate the ontological condition of “character” based on Japanese sensibility and on the database model aesthetics such as “kawaii” or “moe”. Recent exhibitions include a solo-exhibition “Most-podern” [a pun for "Post-modern"] (2010) and he organized following exhibitions as Chaos*lounge such as “Hametsu-lounge” (2010), F/T2011 “Chaos*Exile”, and “The Reception” (2012) etc.

Contact:
Art-coefficient
info@gjks.org

Cooperation:
EARTH+GALLERY
3-18-17, Kiba, Koutou-ku, Tokyo 135-0042
tel/fax 03-5809-9949
info@coexist-tokyo.com
coexist-tokyo.com

Link:
http://gjks.org/charactronica/

Address:
EARTH+ GALLERY
3-18-17, Kiba, Koutou-ku
Tokyo, 135-0042
Japan