Foreign Artists Exhibition FAE27

It’s that time of year again, the Foreign Artists Exhibition (FAE27). This year I’ll be showing New Religion in collaboration with a poetic friend Leah Sullivan, who’ll be displaying a selection of mostly specially written poems for this event. For me, my interpretation of New Religion is that Japan is in a transition from receiving spiritual nourishment from Buddhism and Shintoism and has or is moving into commercialism or consumerism. Through consumerism Japanese (and people of many other countries) obtain certain fulfilments. At the time of blogging, Leah is still working on her poems, and so I can’t say anything about what they represent or how they can be interpreted. But it is safe to say that she is writing her poems based on her own unique interpretation of the photos in New Religion. I suggest the viewer to understand that these are our interpretations, and that the viewer is welcome and encouraged to come to his or her own understanding of New Religion.

The exhibition will be held from 6th to 11th November, 10am to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday, at the Nagoya International Centre. Come and see other Tokai-region based artists from many other countries, and see paintings, photography, sketches, and more.

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