Japanese Connections

1. June 2017 to 6. August 2017

Japanese Connections

Japanese Connections presents five Japanese artists and artists groups working with sound, installation and video at Nikolaj Kunsthal.

The artists explore relations and differences among the individual parts of their works, whether it be sounds, landscapes, bodies, cameras or objects of historical and cultural significance. Connections with tradition are maintained, but from the existing material something new may arise. Subtle displacements and couplings become visible, audible or tangible once we tune in to the frequencies of these artworks. New connections, conditions and concepts may form in the encounter of artwork, exhibition space and audience.In individual ways the participating artists demonstrate that art is a particular way of communicating. A phenomenon that we may attempt to understand on the basis of our own worldview, but which often requires a significant level of translation and sense-making comparable to the efforts necessary to understand an entirely different culture. Japanese Connections is presented on the occasion of 150 years of Japan-Denmark diplomatic relations which is celebrated in both countries throughout 2017.

Participating artists are Ryoji Ikeda, Atsushi Nishijima, Yukawa-Nakayasu, Taro Izumi and Hyslom (Itaru Kato, Fuminori Hoshino, Yuu Yoshida).

The exhibition is produced on the occasion of the celebration of 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Danmark.