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blog Dec,2016
Web Magazine Dec,2016
conversation with Hiroko Edani (Cultural Landscape Section, Nara Cultural Properties Research Institute)
Perfectly Ordinary Stones, Carried For 1,300 Years
2014 Project「1300年持ち歩かれた、なんでもない石」"Perfectly Ordinary Stones, Carried For 1,300 Years"(JP/EN)


Leaflet Mar 2013 軽気球 Keikikyu(JP)
Press release(EN) Jul 2013, text:Laurie Cluitmans
Galerie Fons Welters is proud to announce the second chapter of Yosuke Amemiya’s exhibition ‘On Alongsideness’, which is part of the Sandberg Institute graduation ‘Festival of Choices’. In his (video) installations and performances, Amemiya seems to breathe life into the everyday objects that surround him through a ritualistic approach that is at once estranging and strangely clear. In the last year Amemiya focused on creating an extensive series of charcoal drawings – 107,5 in total – in which the elements from his performative installations return to recreate his untouchable parallel universe. The motifs in the drawings range as widely as their style: abstract blurs or fine delicate lines; a whirlwind of movement or a still life of daily necessities and elements from his performances. For the first time .. of this ongoing drawing series will be presented in the front space of the gallery; while the different motifs return in real life in a constellation – or perhaps still life – based on his performance on the 4th of July in the gallery. In his drawings as in his performative installations, Amemiya melts divisions between subject and object, intersecting each other little by little as timelines run alongside the many parallel narratives.
Mar 2012(FR)
Nouvel Art Contemporain Japonais
Web BookDec 2011 (JP)
Text: Chie Sumiyoshi Photo:Sai
That day, 28th August,20111
Aug 2011Statement (JP/EN)
Text:Yosuke Amemiya
Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo
That day, 28 Aug 2011

"That day, 28 Aug 2011"(the title has changed just after the day performed, to "On Alongsideness")

I heard the series of exhibition at Tokyo Wonder Site has changed by the disaster caused by the earthquake Then I got a request to do something.
Needless to say, the disaster on 11 March, 2011 has given enormous damages for and/or to the people such as force to dispossess tremendous property and lives.
The disaster made the Japanese people change their values, brought a fact to light, threw the people into despair, and showed a beam of hope at the same time.
Again, it was so abominable, I strongly hope that it would never happen again. On the other hand, I can't stop my avid feeling, more of like zealous, because of the effect of the earthquake. I thought the effect, changing people's values, brought facts to light, threw the people into despair, and showed a narrow beam of hope at the same time, should be provided by an experience of art, not the disaster, that's why I wrote "jealousy" even if these words were strongly misleading.

"Is art necessary?" appeared to be very a trivial question to people after the disaster. I think it's kind of an unfair attitude because there was a non-existing type of the question, because the correct question should be "Is art important?". Both words, necessary and important are sounds like similar in appearance but quite different.
Especially after the disaster, people don't have any time to keep company with an insincere games or bored plume works.

Only involving in works which include putting their body as guarantee, knowing both the meaning of the questions "why do you make" and "why do you show it" will get common persuasiveness. Thus I asked some artists, art documentarist, critics, they exactly have the same attitude to share on the time of this event. I think all of them are supposed to be correct, but it should be more precise when this event comes to an end.

I hope you could find a new classification as not like painting, photograph, performance, sound art, sculpture, etc. If I succeed picking out "as posture of a painter in front of his/her work in the studio” , this show will start to run alongside with the present time including your life time. Then it could say that “a performance with a life" or "a performance is a life" also "a life is a performance".
I hope this event would help find a brand new map about your life / all of your works / the category in your thought.
Does someone want to look around the world with the "new map" in your hand?

Yosuke Amemiya (Proposer for the event, Artist)




Catalog Mar 2011(JP/EN)
VOCA - The Vision of Contemporary Art 2011
The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Catalog Mar 2010(JP/EN)
Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?
Nov 2008 Catalogue(TH/EN)
Twist and Shout, BACC, Bangkok
Sep 2010 Catalogue (JP/EN)
Akasaka art flowerk

Dec 2009 Book (JP)
BT exhibition review 『本当の色』はどこからやってくるのか
Text:粟田大輔 Daisuke Awata
Nov 2009 Catalogue (JP/EN)
The 4th Fuchu Biennial - TRUE COLORS
Oct 2008 Book (JP)
Review House 02 「ガキ」的想像力が触れるもの ーー雨宮庸介「ムチウチニューロン」
Aug 2008 Catalogue (JP/EN)
Whiplash Neuron, TEAM: Tokyo Wander Site: Emerging Artists on Mezzanine 13, Tokyo
Text: Yusaku Imamura Photo&Text:Shigeo Anzai
Jun 2006 Book (JP)
Aug 2008 Catalogue (JP/EN)
Warera no Jidai - Our Age, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
Text: Shinya Koizumi
Oct 2005 Catalogue (JP/EN)
The World, BOICE PLANNING, Kanagawa
Shiseido ASAP
The World