November 12-18 preview at the gallery then exhibit continues online on Artsy through December with new works added weekly.
New contemporary art from Japan and America. It’s about the world we live in – the floating nature of life – and the way artists depict this challenge. Whether sublime or active, contemplative or extroverted, real or imagined, this exhibition speaks to our times directly.
BG Gallery, in collaboration with the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, present “Floating Worlds” a survey of new contemporary art from Japan, alongside American artists who roots or work that speaks to our theme. While “floating worlds” is a phrase art historically connected to Ukiyo-e art from Japan from around 1630 to the mid 1800s, we are using it here to refer to the major changes happening in the world we live in – the fleeting, floating nature of life – and the way artists depict this challenge. Indeed, the period when this phrase was used in Japan was one of tremendous upheaval, and our exhibition coincides with this fact of life. Whether sublime or active, contemplative or extroverted, real or imagined, this exhibition speaks to our times directly.
Japanese artists in the show – rarely seen in the US – are Yoko Umemoto, Motoko Oyamada, Sugimuru, Akira Nakamura, Kumiko Suzuki, and MIchiko. American artists are Sam Francis, Gloriane Harris, Peter Alexander, Robert Nelson, Juri Koll, MB Boissonnault, and others to be announced.