2014.10.14 / ExhibitionEXHIBITION｜Imitator 2 @ MART
Opening reception @ 6pm November 5th.
Show Runs 6-14th November 2014.
Open 1-6pm Daily – closed Mondays.
Sake and sushi for all!
Takahashi Kohei: www.takahashi-kohei.jp/works
Takesi Ikeda: http://narsfoundation.org/RESIDENCYARTIST/ikeda_takeshi.php
Makiko Yamamoto: www.makikoyamamoto.com
‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’
Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin have collaborated with 3 Irish Artists, and 3 Japanese artists to create and interactive and challenging exhibition. The show in MART Rathmines is the culmination of a residency undertook in Kyoto arts centre in the summer 2014.
The narcissism of modern culture; selfies, minor feats of ‘fame’ and our obsession with self indulgent self promotion via social media has changed how we live day to day.
The project involves artists Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin, [ curators of MART www.mart.ie] working alongside Trish McAdam a filmmaker and Artist, Andrew Carson a Visual Artist and Róisín O a singer to utilize their talents from their own disciplines to analyse the process of ‘imitation’. Takahashi Kohei, Takesi Ikeda, Makiko Yamamoto are artists based in Kyoto Japan whose work on show is based on mimicry.
All works on show are video and we will set each piece up so the audience interacts and ‘imitates’.