Jun 4, 2016



Term | 会期: 2016. June10 (Fri) – July16(Sat)

Opening Reception June10 19:00-21:30

open : 11:00-19:00 (Tue-Sat)
Closed : Sunday, Monday, Holidays
オープン:火曜〜土曜 11:00-19:00 / 日月祝祭日 閉廊

Venue | 会場 : CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo
2F, 7-18-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1060032, Japan
tel : +81 3 3405 8438


2015年に弊廊にて開催された個展「WANNABIE’S」では無知な作家が世界中の名画をコピーすることによってマーケットでの名声を得るというストーリーのもとMADSAKIはwannabe(なりたがり)を演じながら自身の新たな側面を発表いたしました。今回はその同じ 「なりたがりアーティスト」が理想のコレクションを自ら描いてしまった世界最高峰のコレクション展を開催いたします。



MADSAKIの展示の常ではありますが、究極的な質問でもある「そもそもこれは現代美術なのか」それとも「ただの悪ふざけなのか」、見ている物が「美しいのか」「オリジナルなのか」など日頃アートに対して我々が持つ価値観に彼は揺さぶりをかけてきます。実際には横浜美術館で開催された「村上隆のスーパーフラット・コレクション −蕭白、魯山人からキーファーまで−」で本シリーズが展示されるなど、作家本人が意識してきた自由さを超えたところで評価は高まっております。ただ、MADSAKIが昨年から提示している答えは極めてシンプルで、重要なのは我々第三者が開き直りあえてwannabeとして振る舞まい、再び自由にアートの中を泳ぎ楽しみを取り返すことなのです。

CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY is proud to announce the upcoming solo exhibition by Japanese artist, MADSAKI titled “WANNABIE’S COLLECTION”.

Through his solo exhibition in 2015 “WANNABIE’S”, the artist played a role of a “wannabe” artist who had the idea of making a name in the art world by copying already famous art works. This year the same wannabe artist created his own top-class art work collection.

All the pieces included in this exhibition are copies / re-makes of key museum works, or are works that were in the center of art-gossip. Following the steps of his precursors who appropriated mass produced images into their art, MADSAKI also has been ironically implying the image of the “art world” this past year.

This exhibition also portrays the artists complex feeling towards collectors who are the top players in this industry, with respect, fear and envy. Here you will feel a sense of sorrow of MADSAKI who re-painted the works he love, works he will probably never be able to purchase and titling the exhibition as a “collection”. Through his rough copies which can not even be called a counterfeit, the artists questions the contradiction of originality, and shows a subtle resistance towards the cinematic situation of record prices making the headline news.

Questions which always rise on incidents of his show, MADSAKI once again confronts us with the questions “Can this be called contemporary art? Or is it just simply a prank?”, “Is this beautiful?” or “Is this original?” juddering our stereotype thoughts on art. Although works from the same series has made its museum debut in “Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection−From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer−” MADSAKI’s suggestion seems extremely simple. Daring us to act as “wannabes” to swim through the art world with freedom, enjoying it, and taking matters back into our own hands.

Jun 4, 2016 | news