Poster of“God’s voice, human’s words”

Artist Statement

As human beings are social animals, language is the most effective means of communication.

Language is human instinct, and it is the will of God, and also “God’s voice” is “the language of the people”. However, language is not only a tool of communication, but it also might construct communication barriers. In the real what is the “voice” ? Can people really tell that exactly?

If the false of the making the tower of Babel in the Old Testament was because of the misunderstanding in languages, mishearing of the words distorted in many conflicts and might be unhappy. These results are also unhappy, which might be to some extent hard to get rid of the spiral.

From the origin of the world, I want to search a human instinct and re-think the society by words.

Curator Statement

Egami Etsu continues the important topic of her works in the exhibition: “misreading”. And this exhibition at her home country: Japan, this familiar land, she tried to increase on the existence of the misreading vocabulary in local context , to increase dimensions in the context of her creation .

“Tensei Jingo (means God’s voice, human’s words)”, came from the social editorial plate of “Asahi News Paper”, the Japanese mainstream newspaper . This perfect grammar and social problems that span “Asahi News Paper” became benchmark reference of learning Japanese not only for foreigner but also for Japanese. In this exhibition, Metaphor representation under the “Tensei Jingo (means God’s voice, human’s words)” , Egami Etsu investigates a language of signifier and signified and a lot of trouble and interest in different context of “Misreading”. To reflect on the problems of globalization to their her creation.

Gao Jiangbo (Curator)

About EGAMI ETSU

江上越 / EGAMI ETSU

Born in Japan

2016   Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts, BFA in the 3rd oil painting class, Bachelor

2016-Present  Postgraduate Study in Central Academy of Fine Arts, supervised by Liu Xiaodong

Lives and works in Beijing and Japan

The article reports

Art Beijing 2013, 2014, 2015

The Second China Sculpture Exhibition

Li Shutong Exhibition in the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (Tokyo University of the Arts and Central Academy of Fine Arts )

Publication article

2013 GekkanBijyutu issue 06 “More Success of Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Japan, China and Korea”

2014 GekkanBijyutu issue 07 article “Expected the new art based on tradition, Reflects the trend of Chinese art market ”

2015 GekkanBijyutu issue 07 article “A design section is added and 10 lap year exhibition expands to three sections”, the Central Academy of Fine Art News Paper 132

Exhibitions

2016 “Neither Here Nor there”,  Yuan Dian Art Museum

“Yu China Blue” collaboration, Yuan Dian Art Museum

“Fan Xin Ji Hua”, Tree Art Museum, Beijing /Tian Jin Wen Hua Gu, Tianjin/Comunication Artmuseum Between China and Japan, Tokyo/Miami USA

Graduate exhibition, CAFAM

“God’s voice, human’s words?” DEHAIRI projects, TOKYO Japan

“God’s voice, human’s words?” Vacumm space, BEIJING China

“It is not the mislistening game” de Sarthe gallery, BEIJING

2015 Yunnan Sketch exhibition

Workshop with Henk Visch exhibition, CAFA

The 16th East International Art Exhibition, Japan

Selected in The 3th China International Forum for Art Installation, Beijing

2014 Youth exhibition, CAFA

Qinghai Sketch Exhibition, CAFA

The 12th National Art Exhibition, Liang He Art Museum

The 15th East International Art Exhibition, Japan

2013 Youth Exhibition, CAFA

Winter Creation Exhibition, CAFA

Beijing Sketch Exhibition, CAFA

The 14th East International Art Exhibition, Japan

2012 The 13th East International Art Exhibition, Japan

Public Collection

Central academy of fine art Art museum (CAFAM), Tree Art Museum and Yuan Art Museum

About DEHAIIRI projects

As contemporary art projects space in Tokyo JAPAN, Dehairi is a non-profit art project which maintains its own exhibition space. Dehairi means “come in and go out” in Japanese. The space is located in an art district of Kodaira-shi, Tokyo and is situated between the artists’ village.

Courtesy of the artist and DEHAIIRI projects.

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