Chie Matsui “Shōrenmaru, Nishihe”

Date|April 13 – 28, 2019
Venue|MEM map
Open hours|12:00-20:00
Closed on Mondays [Unless it is a public holiday or a compensating holiday, in which case will be closed on Tuesday.]

Opening reception
Date&Hour|April 13th, 18:00〜

Chie Matsui, a graduate of Kyoto City University of Arts, began exhibiting large scale installation works since the mid 1980s. Her works have been widely presented in international exhibitions including “project 57” at MoMA, New York and the 44th Biennale di Venezia and the Yokohama Triennale.
In addition, she has worked on her video works, with emphasis on her signature video series “HEIDI” since 2000. Drawing and paintings are also important mediums for Matsui along with her installation and video works.
She calls her installation and video works in the later 90s, “a vessel of allegories”, which, in other words, is an artwork containing allegories and tales. She tries to catch the sensation in the moment an allegory is born.

In this exhibition, MEM restages the installation presented at the DOGO ONSENART 2018 by Chie Matsui. Matsui, inspired by past events of both Dōgo and her native Osaka, created a story that transcends time and space. It is entitled Shōrenmaru, Nishihe. In addition to the restaged installation, drawings and newly created oil paintings based on that story will be on view.