“shiseido art egg”; Madoka Furuhashi Exhibition, at Shiseido Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo

7th - 30th March, 2014 | Shiseido Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
Madoka Furuhashi began her career in architecture and since moving into art from there, she renders everyday objects into art in a way that investigates the sites and frameworks defining art. In her work using objects left in the house she resided in London, she arranged objects such as half-broken furniture and kitchen utensils left by past inhabitants along with photographs to rebuild these as an installation.
For this exhibition, her first solo show in Japan, she exhibits new works created from used everyday objects collected in Japan such as fish bowls and insect cages, as well as agricultural implements. She explores the stories that surround such objects, drawing forth their inherent power.
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Madoka Furuhashi, 1983 Born in Nagano, 2012 MFA degree, Royal College of Art
  •   「shiseido art egg展 古橋まどか」資生堂ギャラリー(東京都中央区銀座)

For over ninety years since its 1919 opening, the Shiseido Gallery has been promoting Shiseido's notion of “discovering and creating new aesthetics.” Among the Gallery's various activities is the “shiseido art egg,” a program that offers promising new artists opportunities to present their work to the public in the Shiseido Gallery's unique exhibition space.
For this year's 8th shiseido art egg, Shiseido collected applications from 324 potential participants from all around Japan, exceeding the number of applications from the previous year. About 80% of these were from artists in their twenties or thirties, with those in their thirties noticeably prominent this year.
Through a careful evaluation process, three of these young talents were selected* for their flexible, imaginative approaches to existing artistic genres. Shunsuke Kano, Shunsuke Imai, and Madoka Furuhashi will exhibit their respective works at the Shiseido Gallery in succession, according to the schedule below. We invite one and all to come experience these three different realms of fresh artistic vision.
*The evaluation panel was comprised of Aomi Okabe (art critic and Shiseido Gallery advisor), Tsutomu Mizusawa (Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama and Shiseido Gallery advisor), and members of the Shiseido Corporate Culture Department.