“Active misconception is a part of human instinct. Strictly speaking, neither language nor painting can translate or communicate precisely. The most semantic fields varie depending on the receiver. Although this gap will never disappear, it leaves a possibility of bearing a new life. It is a quite small gap; however, it would bring an opportunity to have a glimpse of the nature of things beyond the surface.”
Etsu Egami was born in Japan, studied abroad at HfG Karlsruhe (The Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design). in Germany, Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. She reconsiders the possibility of communication from her wide experience of oversea, and studies from various academic fields including the origin of languages. Particularly, she devotes herself to reconsideration of society by words. Her “project” gained international acclaim for the site-specific field survey and documentations. Most recently, solo exhibitions such as “In to the light… Etsu Egami solo show” (Germany), “Dialogue beyond 400 years” (London), “This is not a Mis-hearing game” (Beijing), “Dialogue-4,000 years-Etsu Egami Exhibition” (Chiba City Art and Culture Newcomer Award Winning Project) were held.
“Dialogue in hometown” is the theme of this exhibition. What does conversation with oneself mean—especially for Etsu Egami who has been an enthusiastic interlocutor between herself and others? How oneself feel a sense of incongruity between time and space, its discomfort, collecting own memory and scattered time, and how to face with. “Dialogue in hometown” will focus on this aspect slipping into past-resent-future axes and intertwining them one after another. We cordially invite you to come visit this precious opportunity.