AUG.6,2016(Chewing Gum and Chocolate)

2016.8.6 / Gallery Node / Hiroshima City

2016年8月6日、広島市内で一日だけ開催した展覧会。
私なりに再構成した河原温のスタジオ風景です。彼が撮影した写真を参照しつつ、机上に東松照明のテキストや、占領の象徴としての菓子類をテイクフリーで配しました。来場者は鼻と舌で占領を味わいながら、描きかけのキャンバスに日付を想起する。その経験を通して、占領と日付を分かちがたく結びつける。それが私の目論見でした。

A single-day exhibition, held in Hiroshima city on 6 August 2016.
This installation is a reconstructed studio of On Kawahara based on the artist's photographs and my interpretation. The text of Shomei Tomatsu and the sweets were placed on the desk; specifically, the latter was a symbol of the American occupation. This installation aimed to create in visitors an inseparable link between the occupation and the date of the atomic bombing. Visitors could take those sweets for free. By doing so, they could experience the occupation on their noses and tongues and imagine the date on the unfinished canvas.

© Jun Sakamoto 2021