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陽炎燃ゆ|HEAT HAZE AFLARE




Due to the declaration of a state of emergency of the COVID-19, I'll update the exhibition scenery on my homepage during the exhibition period as a special case.

 Exhibition Video

( 2021.4.24 )

Viva! Ur talent, wonderful life




Electric Chair



If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then gimme the electric chair
4 all my future crimes―OH!

( 2021.4.21 )

The Vernal Equinox

Spring is almost here!

It is self-made creative dishes for my birthday that reflects the world view of my solo exhibition, Flower Visage, that is held in Taiwan now.


MY ORIGINAL MENUS
ver.Ⅱ



Title: FLOWER VISAGE
A menu using edible flowers!
Title: SAKURA ~Floral Raft~
A sweets menu using herbs!

(  2021.3.27 )

HEAT HAZE AFLARE


( Reuploaded on 2021.3.13 )

Shipment completed!

花容|Flower Visage

Due to the limited exhibition space, the number of additional works that can be sent is not much, but shipping has been completed today and will arrive at the venue in a few days.

Originally, I was able to send the works faster with an emphasis on speed, but because I wanted to create it using new methods, it took longer than I expected to complete the works because I was repeating experiments.
However, most of the additional works are new works, so I would like to invite those who have already seen my exhibition and those who have not yet seen it.

Japan is still in an unpredictable situation, but I hope that our daily life will return as soon as possible.

Next, I will move on to planned projects!

Don't miss it !!

( 2021.2.21 )

Thankfulness!

花容|Flower Visage

Due to the good reputation, we had decided to ship additional works the other day.
I hope that my proposal will proceed smoothly for the tie-up project.

( 2021.1.8 )

Good omens

花容|Flower Visage

It seems to be a good start from the first day of the exhibition.
Since the solo exhibition will be held for 7 months, I would like to carry out more and more projects to liven up the exhibition.

( 2021.1.1 )

First overseas solo exhibition!

花容|Flower Visage

The solo exhibition will be held in Taiwan from New Year's Day.

( 2021.1.1 )

花容
藝術與能劇的協和
在《花容》展中,平賀茉莉結合藝術與傳統日本表演技藝:能劇,延伸展覽兩個部分——第一部分為《花容》裝置藝術,象徵對於最後一朵花的記憶,此裝置由玻璃鋼和鐵鑄造而成;其餘作品則以鐵的各種材料,呈現多樣尺寸的花。

作品《花容》連接著名能劇「巴」的世界觀,延伸出藝術家的原創故事,存在的暫留性和真相透過水滴形狀反映出來。藝術家提到關於珍貴的記憶、存在的責任、以及個人的價值等問題,並帶出生命配合能與人類共存及改變的藝術。

在2006年首次觀看能劇場的平賀茉莉,被此表演藝術深深驚艷,而他從中發現了日本極致的美學及高雅。時至今日,每每觀賞,他仍然著迷於能劇的世界。這使藝術家以能劇為主題創造了許多雕塑品。其一為2016年首次個展的雕塑「化身為石」;第二個則為本次展覽中呈現的「花容」。


※ 能劇場
傳統日本表演藝術,結合劇場及舞蹈及各種道具,其中包含著被主角「仕手」所戴的面具。

※ 巴
一齣描述服侍著源 義仲(1154-1184)的女武士—巴 御前的能劇場。與此同時,巴也意指著一種日本傳統逗號形狀的花紋。出於它與水的相連性,巴的花紋自平安末年(10-11世紀)便被用於建築防火之功用,它也廣泛的被神社使用。

※ 能管
伴隨著能劇場及其他表演藝術的橫笛,它有著一種獨特的構造使其能發出極高的音調。

Translated by ALIEN Art Centre

 The exhibition page of ALIEN Art Centre

( 2021.1.1 )

花容

- FLOWER VISAGE -
(繁體中文 ver.)


不知命
花落知空
流水無心自清澄
心平静和之世
喜悦之環

仁慈為奉獻
心似流花
追而無影
不見片刻間𨻶
反復無常影舞
無處可歸影子
花余韻
乃為記憶之花

記憶是幻影
眼前鏡子己消失
一切在霧中
吸引進入翻騰純白世界
意識承認存在
存在源于認可

尖鋭
憤怒
萬物可改形造影
一人當千的
花容是
雄偉
高雅
亮麗
英勇中的温柔
是奉獻的愛
悄然落淚松蔭

一片花瓣
煦暖陽光中
悠然
謝落
隨水流動的花瓣
消失了

許願
皎潔月光
遊船
再度重逢

( Reuploaded on 2021.1.1 )

Message from The Artist

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嗨,我是平賀茉莉。
Hello, everyone. I am Mari Hiraga.
Instead of greeting in Taiwan due to the new coronavirus infection, I am sending comments in this way.
How are you all doing?

Regarding this Flower Visage exhibition, when I received a request to hold my solo exhibition, I thought I would incorporate the contents I wanted to do because it was held in Taiwan.
When I thought about what Taiwan and Japan had in common, the first thing that came to my mind was that they were both islands surrounded by the sea.

So the first theme was "water". And there is the word "tomoe" in Japanese words related to water. In addition, the traditional Japanese performing art "Noh" also has a performance called Tomoe, and "memory" was the second theme from the image I received from this story.

In this way, I am trying to fuse art and Noh, and as a new story unique to Mari Hiraga from Noh Tomoe, I project the world of reason brought about by existence with impermanence into the work as a remnant flower.
I would like you to see my homepage for the details of the concept, but I feel that these thoughts have something in common with us who live in the coronavirus peril.

Memory is "Kasugai".
If it is a life in which water flows, memory is Kasugai.
The Kasugai is a U-shaped large nail that holds two timbers together, but I think it is memory that plays the role of carefully connecting two or more objects together.

In this exhibition, there are many works that incorporate new materials and expressions, and various looks are embedded in the works, so I hope that you will actually visit the venue and take a closer look.

And so, please enjoy the universe of Mari Hiraga and the world view of the Flower Visage.
See you!
Bye!

( Reuploaded on 2021.1.1 )

FLOWER VISAGE
The Harmony of Art and Noh Theater*
Summary of the Exhibition
Exhibition “FLOWER VISAGE” by Mari Hiraga fuses contemporary art with Noh which is a form of Japanese traditional performing arts.
This exhibition consists of two parts. One is an installation titled Flower Visage which represents a memory of the last remaining flower seen. It is made of clear FRP and metal. The others are different sizes in various materials, mainly metal.
The work, Flower Visage, is linked with the world view of Tomoe*, a Noh piece, and presented as Hiraga’s original new story. Along with impermanence, it reflects the world of reason brought by existence in the form of drops.
The sculptor questions precious memories, responsibilities of being and the value of each individual, and proposes life with arts which changes and coexists with people.

Greatly impressed by her first Noh viewing experience in 2006, Hiraga discovered in it the ultimate aesthetic and elegance of Japan. With regular visits to the theater the creator continues to be mesmerized by its world.
This has led the artist to create pieces of sculpture with a Noh theme.
The first was “Be a stone” which was presented in the first solo sculpture exhibition in 2016. The second is “Flower Visage” which will be exhibited in this show. The event will hold with Hiraga’s original musical composition performed on Nohkan*.


*Noh Theater: A Japanese traditional performance art which is a combination of theater and dancing, it incorporates various props, including masks (Omote) – worn by the main actor (Shite).

*Tomoe: A Noh theater about Tomoe-Gozen, a female samurai who served Minamoto no Yoshinaka (1154–1184).
One of the traditional Japanese comma-shaped patterns, also a generic term for crests in which these patterns were used. Due to its relation to water, it came to be used as an emblem (Kamon) on the eaves of buildings in the late Heian period (10th–11th century) to ward off fires. Later used widely in Shinto shrines.

*Nohkan: A Transverse flute used for accompaniment of Noh theater and other performing arts. It has an unusual internal bore restriction of about 2–3 mm called a nodo, gives its unique high pitched sound that is rich with high frequency harmonics.

Statement of the Artist
Water and Mind
Life means a series of choices.
Determination not to regret comes from the sensible efforts of imagination.
It is also the wisdom of human beings.
Life means will is not always the answer.
It is ever-changing, directionless, like clouds, and like rivers.
Life means the conscious opportunity of discovering beauty.
A memory of the last remaining flower seen stays in human minds forever as an afterimage.
A memory of shadows in the water is lively minds which will not be taken away by anyone.


Richness of Creativity
Feeling the aesthetic consciousness, inspired imagination and five senses, unique movements and stillness, beauty in each moment, ever-changing shapes, pleasant world of mysterious profundity and lingering memory floating which goes beyond time and space, a healing, spiritual elevation, wrapped in rich spirituality, not simply something new.
These are the creativity the sculptor is looking for.


Meaning of Life
COVID-19 took away normal life from all over the world.
It is a chance to reconsider the impermanence of the world, life, and future.
Coincidentally it is also linked with the concept of this exhibition.
It is the Mari Hiraga’s opportunity to think about the meaning of life now as one being on this earth.

 The exhibition page of ALIEN Art Centre

( Reuploaded on 2021.1.1 )

FLOWER VISAGE


( Reuploaded on 2021.1.1 )

Happy New Year !!!

May this year be happy and fulfilling.

( 2021.1.1 )

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