EXPERTS claim that during the 1990s, people saw major shifts in the economic and political order of the world, and many people have responded by turning away from larger issues and concentrating on smaller and more intimate areas of life, in essence, re-examining the ground under their own feet. In contemporary art as well, there has been a worldwide tendency for artists to take a greater interest in everyday life and focus on the expression of very personal perceptions and feelings.
The Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam is presenting ‘Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan’ – an exhibition which focuses on the art being produced in Japan at the beginning of the 21st Century, with collaboration from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Brunei Darussalam and the Japan Foundation. The exhibition will be held until January 4, 2015 at the Malay Technology Museum with free admission, a press release stated.
‘Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan’ is an international touring exhibition, which has been exhibited in more than 35 countries around the world. It features 42 works from 11 younger artists who are attracting a great deal of attention these days. The exhibition displays contemporary Japanese art in various forms, such as, paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and video works. The artists participating in this exhibition are: Atsushi Fukui, Satoshi Hirose, Maywa Denki, Tomoyasu Murata, Tetsuya Nakamura, Katsuhiro Saiki, Masafumi Sanai, Yoshihiro Suda, Tabaimo, Nobuyuki Takahashi, and Miyuki Yokomizo.