Green Space2_light/shadow | Ausstellung | Weimar 2003
Exhibition and workshop
Cooperation between: Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku, Inter Media Art , Prof. Yoshiaki Watanabe and Bauhaus University Weimar, Fine Arts, Prof. Barbara Nemitz.
Exhibition venues: Main building Bauhaus-University Weimar, Haus am Horn, E-Werk, Ilm Park and Artists’ Gardens Weimar, park Villa Haar
Nero Akamatsu, Miki Baba, Kazu Blumfeld Hanada, Beatrice Catanzaro and Tricia Flanagan, Steffen Cyrus, Yuji Dogane, Solveigh Fink, Moritz Fehr and Theresa Schubert, Martin Flemming, Verena Hahn, Caroline Hake, Heike Hanada, Peter Heckwolf, Victor Hoffmann, Tatsuya Ito, Satoshi Iwama, Alexandra Karrasch, Anna Kling, Fumiko Kobayashi, Frank Langer, Kerstin Lichtblau, Friederike Lorenz, Mareike Maage, Detlef Mallwitz, Yu Mikajiri, Barbara Nemitz, Kazue Okada, Ritsuko Taho, Jenny Rosenberg, Piia Salmi, Ken Sobajima, Utako Tanaka, Takafumi Tsuchija, Reijiro Wada, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Hitoshi Yamafuji, Mai Yamashita and Naoto Kobayashi, Oliver Zwink
The Concept and its Development
The two universities’ joint exhibition offered us positive experiences working together in an effective way to prepare the exhibition. The most useful aspect was a set up meaning that the students could approach a clear theme with some space for them to express their diversity.
Since the Bauhaus-University Weimar and the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music had this opportunity to present a joint modern art exhibition, we decided to carry on using the same theme, Green Space, which was set by Professor Barbara Nemitz for last year’s joint exhibition that took place on the Toride Campus of the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music.
„The term Green Space may be interpreted in a very individual and open way by the students to make it suitable for their personal works. In this context, „space“ does not only describe the geometrical three dimensions, but should be seen as the possibility to explore the many individual dimensions of space. It may be nature, garden, landscape, social life, or somethimg else which is connected to this term Green Space. Out of this , with a free choice of media, the individual work is developed.“
As Professor Barbara Nemitz mentioned above, it is appropriate not only to enable each individual to have broad interpretations and diverse approaches, but also to integrate them into the exhibition. Moreover, each development should take the different cultural backgrounds and the character of Weimar into account.
The sub-theme of Light and Shadow developed not only from an associative idea of green = plants in a phenomenal and representative way, but was also intended to consider the depth and broadness of the historical city of Weimar by introducing historical, social, and climatic matters. (...)
Yoshiaki Watanabe, catalogue green.space_light/shadow, Weimar 2003, p. 6/7