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Hiroshi Fuji

Date: 2015-01-20 Category:
Hiroshi Fuji

Born in 1960 in Kagoshima, Japan. While grappling to find his “artistic expression,” he joined the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in 1986 and lived in Papua New Guinea for two years, teaching at the National Arts School. There, he witnessed a feeble, shabby-looking dog which was a just weak animanl. However, it stood up against a wild hog to springe it for a ceremony. The dog’s transformation shocked and impressed Fuji. He established his artistic concept as “ways of transforming existences (thoughts) that are not valued by society into special existences.” Since returning to Japan, he has continued his creative work with “local resources, appropriate technology, and collaborative relationships (expression through materials acquired on the spot, using methods suitable for the place, with people present at the time)” for community-based art projects. His “kaekko” project offers a space for children to trade toys with each other, and for creating new pieces based on the collected toys.
Now Towada Art Center director.

Education
1983?B.A., Kyoto city university of arts
1985?M.A, Kyoto city university of arts

Collection
The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama, Japan
Takahashi Collection
Fukuoka Art Museum,Fukuoka

Artist website
geco.jp

Gallery
Mori Yu Gallery

Exhibition Images

Hiroshi Fuji

Exhibition view of Hiroshi Fuji “Where have all these toys come from?” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda

Hiroshi Fuji Exihibition Image

Exhibition view of Hiroshi Fuji “Where have all these toys come from?” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda

Exhibition view of Hiroshi Fuji

Exhibition view of Hiroshi Fuji “Where have all these toys come from?” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda

Exhibition view of Hiroshi Fuji

Exhibition view of Hiroshi Fuji “Where have all these toys come from?” at 3331 Arts Chiyoda

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