April 28th-July 29th
Venue: Borderless Art Museum NO-MA
Since its opening in 2004, Borderless Art Museum NO-MA has organized exhibitions that enable the public to feel the “universal power of humans in their act of expressing”. These exhibitions are not intended to place themselves in any particular school of art. Instead, they show, in juxtaposition with works of contemporary artists, artworks of those who create out of the impulsion coming from within.
The present exhibition gathers the creations of three women, all born in the early years of the Taisho Era. They all began to paint when they were in their advanced age. Each one of them diligently picked up every bit of the memories of her life that made her heart leap or palpitate: episodes of her distant girlhood, the period when she became mother and raised children and recent years when she became grandmother. The title of the exhibition “Girls” has been chosen to describe the three women in old age who continue to work actively while growing more and more naïve and innocent. The landscapes they observed every day and painted I the light of their girl’s eye for a long time from Taisho Era to Heisei Era, with a world war in the middle, will tell the viewers how precious their everyday life is.