Date;#1 2020.5.30(sat.)-6.28(sun.) #2 7.4(sat.)-8.2(sun.) #3 8.8(sat.)-9.6(sun.)
“Co-LAB #1,2,3” is a series of duo exhibitions divided into three terms from #1 to #3, each with a different theme. The title Co-LAB is a word coined from Co (coexist) and LAB (laboratory). As the name suggests, we hope visitors can enjoy the chemical reaction born when the artworks of two artists coexist in NO-MA.
The theme for the third term #3 x Image is “Image”, and we will be featuring works by Oi Yasuhiro and Masumoto Keiko.
Oi has been creating ceramic art of animal motifs and planar art using collage and photocopying techniques. Masumoto, on the other hand, has created vases and plates with contemporary motifs based on traditional ceramic techniques.
The two artists have different motivations, backgrounds, and environments for their work. At the same time, there exists a similarity in them—they both combine images unconventionally. Through their works that mix unexpected images and renew the common impressions of images, I believe we can sense the resonance between the two artists.
In this exhibition, we hope visitors will get to witness a surprising “x Image” through Oi’s and Masumoto’s works. Please enjoy with us the encounter of the two artists who work in Shiga Prefecture at NO-MA.
#1 Obata Masao and Yoshihara Chojiro
#2 Inada Moeko and Kokubo Yukihiro
#3 Oi Yasuhiro and Masumoto Keiko
Venue: Borderless Art Museum NO-MA
Since its opening in 2004, the Borderless Art Museum NO-MA has held several exhibitions under the concept of borderless art of which artworks by disabled people and contemporary artists are displayed side by side, to give people a universal sense of the ability of human expressions.