Kaeko Mizukoshi
Images in the process of being documented

23rd November - 21st December, 2013

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Aisho Miura Arts is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with Kaeko Mizukoshi. The show will take place at NANZUKA in Shibuya.

Kaeko Mizukoshi (born in 1976 in Tokyo) graduated from Tama Art University in 2005 and continued her study at The State Academy of Fine Arts Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main in 2007-2008. She is a recipient of a fellowship from Asian Cultural Council (ACC) as well as grants from the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho) and Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation. She was working in New York between the years 2009 and 2013 and participated in Residency Programs of International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) and Location One. The artist currently lives and works in Tokyo.

Recent shows include "Nostalgia -East Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition" The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai (2012); "Yebisu International Festival for Arts & Alternative Visions: Day Dream Believer!!!" the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (2011); "Nicolas Grospierre and Kaeko Mizukoshi" Location One, New York (2009); “DELIRIUM”(Solo) Shisheido Gallery, Tokyo (2007).

Mizukoshi’s photo and video works not only have the quality of eye-catching visual composition but also explore the function of image and reconsider historiography by intervening in the historical records. "Goete-Haus", the video work first presented at Yebisu International Festival for Arts & Alternative Vision in 2011, was set in the museum, which was originally Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s birthplace but burned down in WWII and newly-reconstructed at the same location after the war. The film goes on with the actors in 18th Century costume that the artist placed. Here, in the process from the restoration of the building to the film, many different points of view interfered toward the “original”. The film debates the position of the “original” within the records and it reminds us that all the histories we have recorded were inevitably intervened by someone’s perspective. Reexamining historical perception, her work brings up questions about the uncertainty within our collective memory as well as the authenticity of photography and film that cannot record outside of its frame.

The new photographic series presented in the exhibition “Images in the Process of Being Documented” takes pre-existing imagery of Japan (mainly from the 50’s and 60’s) in order to record the “present” and form a new documentary. The appropriated images are first transformed into a B&W photocopy and then re-photographed by multiple-exposure using film. The transformation adds a new structure to the image, which once functioned as a document of the past, and like her previous works, these altered images sharpen perceptive observation of the present in a relation to historiography.
There will be an opening reception on 11/23 (sat) with the artist in attendance.

水越は1976年東京生まれ、2005年多摩美術大学を卒業後、2007-2008年フランクフルト市立美術大学で学び、2009-2013年はアジアン・カルチュラル・カウンシル (ACC) 、吉野石膏美術振興財団、文化庁から助成を受け、ニューヨークにて作品を制作、発表。滞在中にはInternational Studio and Curatorial Program(ISCP) やLocation Oneなどのレジデンシープログラムに参加しました。現在は東京をベースに作品を制作しています。
これまでの主な展覧会として、"Nostalgia -East Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition"上海現代美術館(MOCA) 2012年/上海、"第三回恵比寿映像祭 Day Dream Believer!!!"東京都写真美術館 2011年/東京、"Nicolas Grospierre and Kaeko Mizukoshi" Location One 2009年/ニューヨーク、"DELIRIUM" 資生堂ギャラリー 2007年/東京(個展)などがあります。


本展覧会で発表される、「過去」の記録イメージ使って「今」の記録、ドキュメンタリーをつくる最新の写真シリーズ“Images in the process of being documented(いま記録されつつあるイメージ)”では、日本の戦後(主に50,60年代)の記録イメージを引用しています。引用した記録イメージを一般的な白黒コピーに変換し、さらにフィルムによる多重露光を用いた複写によって新しい構造を追加することでおこるイメージの転換は、 既存の記録イメージの機能に変化をもたらす効果を与え、これまでの作品と同様に歴史記述についての考察と関わりながら、現在に対して鋭い視点をもたらす内容となっています。



Kaeko Mizukoshi
"Images in the process of being documented"
23rd Nov - 21st Dec , 2013
opening reception 23rd Nov, 6-8pm

Open : Tuesday - Saturday
Time : 11:00 - 19:00
Close : Sunday, Monday, Public holiday
Entrance : Free

オープニングレセプション 11月23日 18〜20時

場所 : ナンヅカ
開廊 : 火曜日〜土曜日
時間 : 11:00-19:00
休廊 : 日曜日、月曜日、祝日
入場 : 無料