Logical Emotion

Contemporary Art from Japan. Cat. Haus Konstruktiv

Exhibition catalog, edited by Sabine Schaschl
texts (German/English) by Hiroyasu Ando, Kenjiro Hosaka, Sabine Schaschl, Minoru Shimizu
104 p with 65 coloured illustrations
230 x 180 mm, softcover with flaps

ISBN 978-3-86442-107-5

38,00 €

What is Logical Emotion?

In 2014, Japan and Switzerland celebrate the 150th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. On this occasion, the museum Haus Konstruktiv realizes, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, the exhibition project »Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art from Japan«. Based on the constructive-concrete and conceptual heritage of the Zurich Museum, Director Sabine Schaschl and Kenjiro Hosaka from the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, curate an extensive group exhibition on contemporary Japanese art. Their presentation focuses on logic and its supposed counterpart – emotion. The curators use various media as their source: painting, installation, video, photography and architecture, right up to applied art and manga drawings. In addition to recent Japanese art, internationally already renowned positions are shown as well. The result – in the sense of the eponymous oxymoron »Logical Emotion« – is a bipolar representation spectrum that ranges from the solely rational comprehension of the world, to a purely sensual experience. The artists included are: Noe Aoki, Koji Enokura, Kazunari Hattori, Akihisa Hirata, Ryoji Ikeda, Teppei Kaneuji, Yayoi Kusama, Taiji Matsue, Masayasu Mitsuke, Tatsuo Miyajima, Hiroshi Sugito, Go Watanabe and Yuichi Yokoyama.

Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, 2/10/2014–11/1/2015
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, 12/2–26/4/2015
Kustmuseum Moritzburg Halle/Saale, 22/5–26/7/2015