SATOSHI  HIROSE

1963 Born in Tokyo,
Lives and works in Milan and Tokyo,
1989 B.A., Tama Art University, Tokyo,
1997 Diploma, Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2000    C˘te d'Azur, B-Gallery,
           Tokyo, Japan
1999    Barcheggio, Murazzi del Po, Turin, Italy Viaggio
           Spiral Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
           Project A.P.O., Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
1998    Tra-mite, Hyperion Arte Contemporanea,Turin, Italy
           Paradiso, Contemporary Art Center, Ibaraki, Japan
1997    Casa degli Artisti, Milan, Italy,
          
Luce Rossa, Project for ATM, Milan, Italy
           Lemon Project 03,The Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
1996    Una Volta, Recent Gallery, Sapporo, Japan
1993    Spazio Via Tosi, Milan, Italy

               

Selected Group Exhibitions

2000    Pi¨ vasto del misurato 2000, Sassari, Italy
           Percorsi dello Spirito Anno Duemilla, EXMA
           Centro Comunale Arte, Cagliari, Italy 
          
Tama Vivant 2000, Tama Art University Gallery,
           Tokyo, Japan

           Periscopio 2000, Casaina Roma, San Donato Milanese,
           Milano, Italy
1999    Pi¨ vasto del misurato,Microbo Erotico Projectroom,
           Milan, Italy
          
Galleria Biagiotti Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
           Appesi ad un Filo, En Plein Air Arte Contemporanea,
           Pinerolo,Turin, Italy
           L'immagine Rinnuovata,I sotterranei dell'arte,
           Monte Crasso, Switzerland
1998    Interni d'Artista, Villa Arredamenti, Liscate, Melzo, Italy
           Percorsi dello Spirito, Cittadella dei Musei,
           Cagliari, Italy

           Ende / Neu, Recent Museum of Contemporary Art,
           Sapporo, Japan
1996    Per Piacere, Project Room il Corridoio, Milan, Italy
1995    Little Aperto, Venezia, Italy
           Chiang Mai Social Installation, Chiang Mai, Thailand
1994    AFA Augsburg '92, Augsburg, Germany
           International Exhibition La Louvier, La Louvier, Belgium
1993    Krakow International Triennale, Krakow, Poland

Performances

1999    Barcheggio, Murazzi del Po, Turin, Italy
1998    Lemon Project 03, Hyperion Arte Contemporanea,
           Turin, Italy
           Desideri un caffÚ?, desiderei una limonata?,
           Project Room il Corridoio, Milan, Italy
1997    Presenza/ Eternił, Casa degli Artisti, Milan, Italy
          
Lemon Project 03, The Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
1996    Ikirareta Tochi, Sapporo, Japan
1995    Dipingere sull'aqua, Darsena, Milan, Italy

About this exhibition

Today we are more aware of the tragic fate of nations, both great and small, than of their glory. And the notion that art, as cultural production, somehow embodies or reflects historical, philosophical or geographical conditions which identify it with a particular national character is harder to sustain in a period of global communications and interdependent economies. At the same time, there is a growing trend to return to the roots and to local, regional or national traditions. The age of globalization is at the same time the age of tribalization (nationalization) like a paradoxical. 

Art can be abstracted form its social and cultural origins and reframed by the narrative of art history, its meaning recast in a meta-narrative about art itself. It has done so by paying attention to local differences. Far-flung, the art is an archipelago of such space. Consequently, while ideas and images now circulate freely among the scattered components of the art archipelago, the particular resonances those ideas and images have alter from place to place. When we discover the cultural complexity of our real life, the different activities of free spirits and the paradox that keeps us in an eternal cycle, society's single-line system and conviction are called into question.

No doubt the current fact, which we go around the world in unprecedented scale. "Consumption theory" has been the sole language these travelers share in common, yet we continue to engage with other people and different cultures. We are urgently required to establish communication on levels beyond cultural differences between races, state frameworks, and differences in class and sex. In order to recover relations with the outside world and talk to others, it is necessary now to establish a premise for our own starting point wherein migration = communication on an individual level.

The work in this exhibition is an attempt to develop forms of communication that create a greater awareness of new areas of contact between identity and the out side world. It is that we look like beyoned peopel who live and think like ourselves, to acknowledge the exisence of those different form us. The mutual respect that thus develop - this is the invisible connection. Within every life, every identity can constructed by the production of its own territory; by shifting or transforming one position towards other, identity can also be trans-muated.

Satoshi Hirose