Mai Miyake "Dead Angle"

4 > 27 October 2012
Private view: 4 October 2012 6:00-7:00pm (RSVP needed)
Opening Party: 4 October 2012 7:00-9:00pm
Artist talk by Mai Miyake: 25 October 2012 7:00-8:00pm

Tue to Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat & Sun 12:00 - 17:00

ICN gallery is proud to presents "Dead Angle" by artist Mai Miyake who has been chosen as one of the 10 female artists who are active in the Japanese contemporary art world. This is her first solo exhibition in the UK. What is remarkable of her work is the use of Classic literature formats and stories, expressing Japanese traditional aesthetics in the modern sense by reconstructing them cynically and humorously,

The theme behind the exhibition is "Dead Angle", which has been Miyake`s long-term exploration. It will feature approximately 20 pieces including Hanikamu Series that has the message that depending on the perspective or the way things are perceived, it will reflect a different world, a new Ukiyo-e that was made possible by the collaboration with Adachi Traditional Block-Print Technology Preservation Foundation, as well as other installations. We hope that the audience in UK will enjoy the latest expression in Japanese contemporary art that is rooted in Japanese traditional aesthetics.

Event :
Artist Talk by Mai Miyake
25th October from 7pm to 8pm At ICN gallery
Artist Miyake will talk about Japanese culture and aesthetics, which is the essence of her works.

Press Release
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Mai Miyake

The self-taught artist Mai Miyake started creating works full time in 2001. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as conducted workshops at renowned institutions and galleries such as Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) and Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai). Contracted works include window display art work for Maison Herm├Ęs (Ginza, Tokyo) and product design for the Mori Arts Center Museum Shop (Roppongi, Tokyo). Since 2005 her works are being represented at national and international art fairs such as the Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair and Hong Kong international Art Fair (2011).

Miyake's artworks are rooted in the original Japanese sensibility that is often forgotten by contemporary people, yet they are not limited in their scope to the realms of traditional art. They translate the wit and esprit of the past into the language of the present.

Recently the artist was featured in "The Power of Japanese Contemporary Art" (Author: Yumi Yamaguchi, published by ASCII) and "See & Saw Introduction of the Japanese Art" (Author: Kyoko Wada, published by Heibonsha / Chronicle Books) and continues to attract critical acclaim in media.

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