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 The exhibition "AWAHI" by Gallery NAO MASAKI will be held at the art space VAGUE ARLES in Arles, France, run by TERUHIRO YANAGIHARA STUDIO, from this weekend, 1 July (Sat). Taking the Japanese word 'awahi' as a starting point, the exhibition explores what can be described as 'Japanese sensibility' across time through a dialogue between contemporary artists such as Sadaharu Horio, who was also a member of the Gutai Art Movement, and Jomon pottery.

At the same time, crafts and food events curated by Teruhiro Yanagihara Studio are also being organised.

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Arles in summer.


【Date】2023.7.1(Sat) - 9.9(Sun)

【Opening hours】13:00 - 18:00

【Venue】VAGUE Alres

    14 Rue de Grille, Arles     13200 France


 Sadaharu Horio

 Hiroto Nakanishi

 Kouichi Uchida

 Litalow Hashiguchi

 Eiji Uematsu

 Masanobu Ando

 Ryo Azuma

Opening party

 7.1(Sat) 13:00 - 18:00



Visible - Invisible

Suddenly, I think about human activities and the "awahi" of the whole earth.

The Japanese word “awahi” is translated as “between”, but it has a slightly different meaning, and is a word for ambiguous boundaries between the tangible and intangible worlds. Considering the grand scale of the cosmos, even the terms "century" and "decade" in which we exist seem minuscule. However, The traces left within human endeavors have the potential to serve as a gateway to perceive the vastness of the entire universe. In this world where light and shadows reflect, shadows exist when light is shone on things made by individuals. The artist's consciousness and senses, time and life passed were encrypted. After all has passed, it may be said that the most precious things are the intangible. I think that “awahi” is a viewpoint that includes such an invisible realm.


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