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OnAlongsideness
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.
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TRAUMARIS|BOOK VOL.2
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http://traumaris.jp/book2/index.html
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)


「あの、2011年8月28日」(当日以降にタイトルは「併走論」に変わります)
今回のトーキョーワンダーサイトの展示は震災によって大きく変更されて、今に至っていると聞かされた。
その中で僕にも「何かやってくれ」と依頼が来た。
言うまでもなく3月11日に起きた今回の震災は多くの人命と財産を一瞬で奪い去った忌むべき出来事だ。
同時に、震災は従来の価値観をいともたやすくひっくり返し、暗部を明るみに出し、膨大な絶望を投下し、ついでに少しの希望を与える事さえした。
かなりの語弊はあるが、それ、芸術がやりたかったエフェクトじゃないか?。僕が作品でいつかやりたかったエフェクトじゃないか?。僕は震災以来、どこか震災そのものに嫉妬しつづけている。

震災直後にたくさん聞こえてきた「芸術は必要か?」という問いは、震災以前にもそんな問いは成立してはいなかったという意味でとても卑怯で、いつの時代も「芸術は重要か?」が正しい問いなはずだ。「必要」と「重要」は似て非なるものだ。
震災を経て実感する事は、人々のある種のリテラシーレベルが上がっている事だ。口先だけのゲームやただ借りてきたものに付き合う時間は誰にも存在しなくなってしまった。自らの身体を担保に、作品を作る意義とそれを人に見せる意義、そのどちらの意義について理由を開示しながら制作する。そんな手つきだけが説得力を有するようになったように思える。
僕は思い立って「身体を伴って作品と併走している、それが妙なシークエンスを思い描かせる」そんな作り手数人に声をかけさせてもらった。公開制作と呼んで良いのかどうかわからないが、その「画家が絵の前でとる構え」みたいなものを抽出し、それ自体が現在と併走をはじめたら、きっと絵画・彫刻・写真・音楽・パフォーマンスとか、そういったカテゴリーでは捉えられない、新しい腑分けが斜めに一本見通せるはず。そこで手に入れた新しい地図を持ち、改めて世界を見渡したいと思うのは僕だけではないはずだ。

2011年夏
雨宮庸介(呼びかけ人)

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