04.06.2018 - 04.16.2018
ARTIST RECEPTION 04.07.2018 17:00 - 20:00
Artist Karin Pisarikova's farewell to Japan exhibition "Kizuna" addresses ties that bind our internal nature and modern life as well as family.
"In the exhibition 'Kizuna' (絆), I visualize the imperceptible ties between nature within us and modern life, as well as the blood ties between siblings. I examine the tension that is created when we get pulled in opposite directions. This is expressed through an installation comprised of human hair in combination with photographs."
Karin Pisarikova was born in Brno, Czech Republic in 1981. Her works are mostly inspired by life, human relations and everyday rituals, but the main topics can be summed up into existential questions - Who are we, what is our purpose and where are we heading. She works predominantly in the medium of installation, but includes performance, video and photography. Her material of choice is human hair, for its ambiguity and connection to the body. Pisarikova studied in the atelier of Body Art at FaVU-VUT in Brno, first came to Asagaya Bijutsu Gakku in Tokyo and than completed her PhD. at Tama Art University, in 2015. She has had solo shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagano and Brno and participated in several art residencies in Japan and in Europe. After lecturing at Joshibi University of Art and Design and living in Japan for almost 10 years, she and her family decided to move back to Europe in April 2018.