Mieko SHIOMI, Takuma UEMATSU “Exploring the Stars”

2019年3月16日(土)より、Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku にて、塩見允枝子と植松琢麿の二人展「星をめぐる冒険」を開催いたします。



会期:2019年3月16日(土)- 4月27日(土)
会場:Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
   〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿 4-32-6 パークグレース新宿 #206
   営業時間:12:00-19:00 定休日:日、月、祝


会場:Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku

会場:Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
登壇者:植松琢麿 x 西川美穂子(東京都現代美術館学芸員)



■ Mieko SHIOMI, Takuma UEMATSU “Exploring the Stars”

Special Talk: Saturday, April 27, 17:00-18:00
*Speakers: Takuma Uematsu and Mihoko Nishikawa (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)

Saturday, March 16 – Saturday, April 27, 2019

Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
Gallery Hours: 12:00-19:00
*Closed on Sundays, Mondays, National Holidays

■Closing Reception
Date: Saturday, April 27, 18:00-20:00
Venue: Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku

■ Special Talk
Date: Saturday, April 27, 17:00-18:00
Venue: Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
Speakers: Takuma Uematsu and Mihoko Nishikawa (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)

*Admission free. Booking required. Seating capacity: 20
*For booking, send an email with your name, address, and telephone number to event@ycassociates.co.jp
*If you do not receive a reply from the gallery, please contact us during gallery’s opening hours.

Press Release(En)>>


Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku is delighted to present “Exploring the Stars”, an exhibition by Mieko Shiomi and Takuma Uematsu.

Their collaboration for this exhibition was instigated by Takuma Uematsu, who first encountered the work of Mieko Shiomi at around the age of eight, when playing her Hoshi no katachi wo shita warutsu (Star-shaped waltzes) on piano. Over twenty years later, the two met when he took part in a performance organized by Shiomi for the exhibition “Fluxus in Deutschland 1962-1994” at the National Museum of Art, Osaka in 2001.
This was also the year Uematsu launched his career as an artist, and the encounter with Shiomi was to be a major influence on his practice thereafter.
Mieko Shiomi began her artistic career while still at university, forming Group Ongaku, Japan’s first improv music group, with Takehisa Kosugi and Yasunao Tone among others, before meeting Nam June Paik in 1963 and through him learning about Fluxus. She headed to New York the following year, and took part in various Fluxus activities.
Fluxus ideas and actions—crossing genres, with no regard for form, constantly seeking continuous change, stepping away from the everyday, repeatedly flowing and fusing—coincided exactly with her own thoughts on music.
She then set about creating her own works, dubbed “events,” which took as their subjects various phenomena found in nature and the everyday.
It is not the fulfillment of individual experience, but finding ways of communicating in order to share the world more widely with others and the outside that informs Shiomi’s works. Her mode of expression, with the planet as stage, and phenomena in nature and everyday life as subjects, deeming whatever emerges by chance from the conduct of these to be the work, was precisely what Uematsu was pursuing by “incorporating in the work something akin to the flow of nature, including human beings” (*from their dialogue), as he attempted to create devices that would transcend time and dimension.
For “Exploring the Stars” these two artists have come together and moved apart, separated and connected over and over, all the while sharing their worldviews, to create the works on offer.
We hope you will enjoy experiencing for yourself what flows through the exhibition venue.