Etsu Egami solo exhibition: Incessant is the change of water where the stream glides on calmly: the spray appears over a cataract, yet vanishes without a moment's delay.
January 06-, 2023
The title of my exhibition comes from the opening part of the Japanese traditional literature "Hojoki". "Hojoki" written by Kamono Chomei is a text that asks about the epidemic in Japan 800 years ago, the human social situation behind the repeated natural disasters, the way humans are, and what enlightenment is. The river flows endlessly, and it is not the same water as before. Bubbles floating in stagnant water disappear on the one hand and form on the other, and do not stay for a long time. Kamono Chomei metaphorically refers to the flow of river water as the essence of the world and human beings. The ancient Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus wrote in his book ``Meditations'' that ``All beings are like a constantly flowing river, whose activities are constantly changing, whose forms are ever-changing, and few things are permanent'' . I am fascinated by the sight of cherry blossoms falling momentarily after they are in full bloom. The ever-changing beauty of life, with fleeting scatters, seeds being sown, and cherry blossoms blooming again next year.
Life goes on and on, the impermanence of the world, but that is also life, to live is to travel, like the flow of a river.
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday, Monday, Public Holiday
Pre-Opening Special Event
Date: 6 January, 2023 18:00-20:00
*A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled at 19:00.
Date: 7 January, 2023 16:30-19:00
Special Talk: 17:00-18:00
Etsu Egami (Artist) x Tan Siuli (Curator)