Chie Matsui “Ms. Piece”

Dates: September 12 – October 13, 2014
Venue: MEM map
open hours:12:00-20:00 closed on Mondays (open on Sep. 15 and Oct. 13), closed on Sep. 16 and Oct. 14.
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From her installation works dating back to the 1980s to her exhibitions of film and video that began in the 2000s, the act of drawing has remained a vital component of Chie Matsui’s practice, whether in concert with these other efforts or as individual works. She began a new relationship with the medium, however, when she decided to share one drawing everyday with her friends and acquaintances on a social networking site that she joined earlier in 2010.
Of these “Ms. Piece” sketches, Matsui says, “Each time I draw one, I do it without drafts or completed images in my mind. It’s like having a conversation with the materials in front of me.” She has created hundreds of pieces over the course of several years since beginning these daily imprints.
At this year’s Yokohama Triennale, an initial selection of “Ms. Piece” sketches will be shown together with others created throughout the exhibition period, joined by Matsui’s most recent oil paintings. A chronological presentation of 1 year’s worth of “Ms. Piece” works will run concurrently at MEM. This is the first occasion that the “Ms. Piece” sketches, shared online and individually until now, will be visible as a collection in their original form.

[Related Event]
Chie Matsui video works Screening

Dates: September 12 – 15, 2014
Open hours:12:00 – 20:00
Venue:NADiff Gallery (NADiff A/P/A/R/T B1)
Guest curator:Masaru Aoyama (Osaka Seikei University / Visual Culture Studies)
*8 video works from Heidi series will be screened.

Program A (total 72m24s)
HEIDI 49 “River” (2009) 24m02s
HEIDI 46 “Hair” (2006) 6m18s
HEIDI 52 “Flower” (2012) 20m29s
HEIDI 53 “Echo” (2013) 14m54s

Program B (total 71m32s)
HEIDI 45 “Yokohama” (2005) 14m57s
HEIDI 47 “Piano” (2007) 5m33s
HEIDI 47 “Being” (2008) 27m32s
HEIDI 54 “Purusha” (2014) 18m33s

Artist talk: September 13th (Sat.) 17:30〜
Guest speaker: Masaru Aoyama (Osaka Seikei University / Visual Culture Studies)
Venue: NADiff a/p/a/r/t (NADiff A/P/A/R/T 1F)
*Admission free
*Japanese version only
*Opening reception will be held at MEM after the talk.

Chie Matsui will also participate in Yokohama Triennale.
Yokohama Triennale 2014
Dates: August 1 – November 3, 2014 *Closed: 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art