Some Like It Witty is a group exhibition curated by Japanese contemporary art collector Daisuke MIYATSU. Participating artists include Tetsuro KANO, Yuko MOHRI, Yu NISHIMURA, Yoshinori NIWA, Nobuyuki OKANO, Kazuya SAKAMOTO, Yusuke SHIBATA, Hikaru SUZUKI, Keisuke TADA, Mayumi TANABE, Naoki TOMITA, Yusuke YAMATANI.
The work exhibited are based on on the Japanese aesthetic concept called ‘mononoaware’ based on an ancient Japan concept of subjective pathos extracted from objective matter and object. This concept comes from the sense of low morale and helplessness the Japanese feel in dealing with their years in recessions and the Tohoku earthquake. In order to deal with these reality, was born a sense of humour at looking at things. This humor, or ‘jest’ is captured by the artists in their work. I hereby wish that every audience can share a sentimental hint of ‘mononoaware’ residing within the works of these featured artists and a polarized sense of ‘jest’ radiated from their works.”- Daisuke Miyatsu.
About Daisuke MIYATSU
Daisuke MIYATSU has. Considered a “salaryman-collector”, someone that is collecting not from a big budget he started his collection from his paycheck with his first piece by Yayoi Kusama in 1994. Since then collected over 300 works of art over 20 years. His passion for art turned saw a collaboration with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Shimabuku in 1999 with the Dream House project (Miyatsu) – a personal residence and collection of hundreds of artworks. MIYATSU’s collection has been exhibited both at home and abroad over the years including an exhibition at the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA Taipei).
Details: Date: 22 November – 23 December 2014 Hours: Tue – Sat, 1100 – 1800 Venue: Gallery EXIT 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong