This exhibition features the work of students from SAIC and Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) who participated in a collaborative summer intensive course held in Tokyo and Chicago. Building on the development of the Modernology movement in Japan, “Micromodern Memories” reintroduced the art of city observation as a tool for uncovering and recording the history of modernism in small absences, traces, and remnants that, though well preserved, no longer serve a function.
This course was part of TUA’s Global Art Joint Curriculum, a three-year initiative in collaboration with international art schools, focusing on research, education, and the practice of contemporary art within a global context.
Students from SAIC: Yu Gong, Jiangshen Huang, Simin Lin, Jessica Marshall, Robert Martin Teetsov, Shiyue Wang, Sharlene Yulita, Yizhi Zou
Students from TUA: Masahi Echigo, Miho Kobayashi, Kumaya Sato, Reira Takemura, Muyi Wang, Yi-Wen Wang, Yohei Watanabe, Haruka Yoshino
Exhibition on view through October 1st.
Image: “Small Garden” from Akasegawa Genpei, Hyperart: Thomasson