08 Mar Three is a magic number 15: Hypersweet
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S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre
Three is a magic number 15: Hypersweet
solo exhibition by
at Art Centre Bldg. – 1st floor
Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok
26 March – 10 May 2020
Curator tour: 26 March 2020, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
‘three’ is a group of young blood artists from Japan, best known for their railleries toward Japanese pop culture representing in the form of sculptures. It is undeniable that Japanese anime and manga has become popular not only in Japan but worldwide. The group ‘three’ picked up the concept and started combining thousands of tiny anime figures to a larger figure sculpture. The figures were also cut into the size of digital screen, tablet or even smart phone, for instance, to highlight the idea of deconstruction and reconstruction of form.
‘three’ was considered to be at the front line of ‘Superflat’, the newest contemporary art movement in Japan. The super vivid colour appearance of the works stand out not only in delivering the messages of contemporary Japanese social state and gender, but also emerging the issues by criticizing Japanese over sizing consuming cultures. ‘three’ indicates kitsch or Japanese pop culture with cuteness and attractiveness in a way that it draws people closer to wanting more to fulfill the empty souls that lay beneath fun and enthusiastic Japanese contemporary culture.
At the other end of the exhibition, ‘three’ has repeatedly placed specific part of figures in resonating the visual culture and its historical notion in Japan since WWII which then related to sexual fetishism that both respond to objects and images.
Subhashok The Arts Centre would like to invite you to the very first exhibition of ‘three’ three is a magic number 15: Hypersweet in Thailand. The exhibition will be held from 26th March – 10th May 2020 at Subhashok The Arts Centre. You are also very welcome to the curator tour on 26th March 2020 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM. Map
three is an art unit formed in 2009 by three artists who live and work in Fukushima. They produce art pieces by using a huge amount of every-day items including fish-shaped soy sauce bottles, figure dolls of cartoon or game characters and candy. They have a keen interest in opposing and multi-layered subjects such as ‘large-scale production and consumption’, ‘individual and community’, ‘cities and regions’. They are trying to create a visualisation of different kinds of aspect in the modern society, sometimes in an ironic way.
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