The 37th decade - CCGA and six artists
October 01, 2005 - December 25, 2005
After the dramatic advances in printing and other reproductive media achieved during the 20th century, artistic expression changed greatly. Today, all artists have a connection to reproductive technology and culture in some form, and no longer can contacts between reproductive media and traditional forms of expression such as painting and sculpture be limited only to traditional graphic arts such as prints or graphic design.
Since its opening in 1995 as a venue for exhibiting and collecting contemporary American prints, CCGA, along with introducing works of graphic design and prints, has hosted exhibitions of contemporary Japanese artists who engage in creative activities whose subjects or materials consist of printing, reproductive media, or visual communication itself. The aim has been to invite a broader understanding of graphic art in the contemporary sense.
"decade – CCGA and six artists" displayed works by six contemporary artists – Shinro Ohtake, Miran Fukuda, Saburo Ota, Tatsumi Orimoto, Yukio Fujimoto and Kijuro Yahagi – who held solo shows at CCGA from that perspective. Through their works, the exhibition introduced CCGA's first 10 years of probing the diversity and possibilities of graphic art.