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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tetsugo Hyakutake (MFA '09) exhibition and lecture at PPAC 3/29
Tetsugo Hyakutake Artist Reception and Talk
Exhibition ongoing through June 11th Thursday, 3/29, 6:30 – 8:00, $15
In conjunction with the Silent Existence exhibition Tetsugo Hyakutake will be giving a talk about this project which deals with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit north eastern Japan only a year ago.
*Proceeds from the reception will be shared with the Japan Society for their Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
The Silent Existence exhibition marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011. Over the years, Hyakutake has worked with Japan as the theme of his art, investigating pathos in relation to historical, social, and economic issues involving industrialization and urban and social development.
Japan has been suffering from the aftermath of the tremendous earthquake and tsunami that devastated vast areas in North eastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The disaster was an immense shock to the nation, and the quake and tsunami laid waste to entire towns and villages along the Pacific coast. Hyakutake chooses to work with contemporary issues in relation to their historical contexts. Through his artwork, Hyakutake create what he calls his own “truth” formed from the influences and experiences he has absorbed. His images attempt to portray only one version, but by doing so, he hopes to be able to bring out other meaningful “truths” that may lie deep inside the audience.
** In partnership with Gallery 339 and Alan Klotz Gallery, PPAC will also be selling two disctinct prints by Tetsugo Hyakutake during the course of his exhibition at PPAC. 100% of the proceeds from print sales will go to the Japan Society.