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Friday, May 27, 2011

KYOTO

"Prism Lag: Aiko Tezuka With Monet & Signac"

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum


By TOMOKO HORI

With "iridescence" as its keyword, this exhibition presents Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist art alongside the bright works of contemporary artist Aiko Tezuka (b. 1976).

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"drape (Florence)" (2010) AIKO TEZUKA COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST

Tezuka is known for her woven textile pieces, some of which involve long threads hanging from half-finished embroidered fabrics. By exposing "unfinished" parts of her works, she deconstructs and reconstructs images to reveal their temporal and creative processes, and their history.

Five paintings by Claude Monet and Paul Signac, including Monet's famous "Irises and Water-Lilies" and Signac's "Venezia" are on display, making a colorful juxtaposition with around 20 installations and drawings by Tezuka; till June 12.

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, (075) 957-3123, 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni; 10-min. walk from Yamazaki Station, JR Kyoto Line, or from Oyamazaki Station, Hankyu Kyoto Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥700. www.asahibeer-oyamazaki.com.


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