Successive own masked libraries. Installation rendering
2020's
2010's
1990's
2000's

1980's

1970's

Successive own masked libraries: I was all of them, time and again.
Rendering Installation View
 
2019-11-21-037
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2019-11-31-019
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2019-09-13-014SusanSontag
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2019-11-31-019_edited
2019-11-11-041Agnes_edited
2019-Duchamp3_edited
2019-12-06-033_edited
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2019-10-20-097Chaplin_edited
2019-10-8-003_edited
2019-11-08-049SpikeLee_edited
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2019-10-8-003b_edited
2019-10-12-062_edited
2017-02-06-50
2019-09-13-013snowden
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2019-10-20-100
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2019-10-20-097Chaplin
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2019-11-21-036

"Face Sutra II Carousel Masks"

 
 

2010's

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"Wounded Mother And Her Children"

Fossil Chalk series: mixed media, plaster with shredded printed news article titles, twitter articles, room dust, studio debris, plaster debris, left over articles, cloths of writings, paper scrap, scrap metal, plastics, nails, screws, pencil leads, job site debris, and/or plastics, rasin, silicon...

Tokyo Designer's Week Art Fair, 2011

presented by Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo

 

1980's

2000's

2000's

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Art Tower Mito Web Project:

In Memory of 911, 2001"

Daily work of Seed Sutra with 4 Line Poem. 2001-2003.

 

1990's

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Parallel, Parallel, Parallel
Circumference ∑139+89 words
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"LAND BEFORE PEACE" Assad
"PEACE BEFORE LAND" Rabin
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-ICA Philadelphia 1990, "Sutra", Phil. PA

-Ihara Ludens Gallery 1992, New York

-Sparks Gallery II 1993 "In Memory of 1992"

-Mizuma Art Gallery 1994 "Sign of The Times"

-Mizuma Art Gallery 1995 "Chalkboard Sutra"

-Mizuma Art Gallery 1996 "Emptiness"

-Mizuma Art Gallery 1997 "Parallel Chalkboard"

 

1980's

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Kariya's signature work "the now is" sutra on various objects by random picks; shredded page of Bible+Quran+Heart Sutra+NYT, World Atlas, post cards, old snap photos, portfolios, portrait photos, missing child milk crates, memos, drawings, card boards, chicken bones, pork bones, ox bones, receipts, stickers, sea shells, stones, Hudson drifted wood, construction debris, sheet rocks, craft papers, shopping bags, paper bags, duct tapes, sheets, cloths, anonymous photos, found woods, picture frames, napkins, trashed memos, plastics, old records, record tapes, rices, beans, seeds, dried bread, pasta, and millions of others. Exit Art, 1989, ICA Phil, 1990.

 

1970's

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Kariya's 1st New York FLUXUS studio:

359 Canal Studio: former studio of Nam Jun Paik, Ay-O, the place FLUXUS was performed. Dick Higgins studio was downstairs. More

Mizuma+Kips, NY Installation "Archetype"

3/4-4/5/20, COVID-19 interrupted The Show.

John Baldesari

Ed Ruscha

Howardena Pindell

Vito Acconci

David Wajnarowvicz

Mike & Doug Starn

Damien Hirst

Claes Oldenburg

Joan Mitchell

Andy Warhol

Annette Lemieux

Rosemarie Trockel

FACE OFF, Evidence, NY Times Article 2018

FACE OFF, EVIDENCE, NY Times Magazine Article p 83, 10/1999

FACE OFF, EVIDENCE, NY Times Magazine Article p 84, 10/1999

FACE OFF, EVIDENCE REVERSE, NY Times Magazine Article p 85, 10/1999

Donald J. Trump

"Face Sutra", work in progress: from left: 426, 425, 424, 423, 422, 421, NYT A12, 2/25/2007

CATTELAN BANANA BANNER, frame by frame sequence, 4/23/2017, NYT ST6, Vinyl Banner, 4'x6'

ICA Phil, 1990

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ARMORY 2019 degital prep
 

ABOUT

   Over four-decade career in the United States, Hiroshi Kariya continues to study his own ontology, semiotics, and archetypes through contemporary art. The characteristic of his work is the writing of his self concept of creation with the structure of 3 words. Kariya writes "the now is" on the various objects to express its own composition, presence, action complete, and through it to investigate the illusion of its work. The work in progress stage of the research were exhibited in a solo exhibition "SUTRA" at ICA Philadelphia, in 1990.



 The three letters of Kariya are used as a code to connect all the works. The three letters expand the meaning in that they are both a code and a concept. It presents the structure of the Trinity of "subject, phenomenon, and its existence." What is the subject, what is the phenomenon, so what is the existence? These three are the structures that continue to be questioned. At this point, it functions as a tool to consider what "the, now, is" is. The work results in the act of confronting and observing the illusion of the real world and continuing to verify the ambiguity of the viewpoint.


   The feature of the work is that the surface is shown as a "structure", the front is the back = the background, and the back is the structure that is everything else, including the prejudice of the audience. The surface is a superficial painting created by combining fragments and a process of trial and error, using a “narrative body" as an element. Here, the work is presented as a step-by-step stamp of life. Imprinting the production process implies matters and events and relationships with the whole world. It must include the work of consciousness that originates in relation to society and leads to the spirit from dust, trial and error, and mistakes.


   At the 2019 Armory Show, Kariya added the sentence "Law and Order / His" to the exhibition of this sister works. In the case of his own paintings, there are countless clings, backgrounds, and support for all beings. Because he wants to present one definition there. What is called "wrong" What is read as "correct", what is called "accidental" or "necessary" is a sign, all written at the same time as the single phrase "the now is".  

   Kariya examines the dialectic that goes back and forth between objectivity and subjectivity, artificial concepts and realistic mechanisms, and fictional structure and creation.

   At the solo exhibition "Archetype" this spring, it was a enlarged photo documented of a "face sutra" work, as apart of show in which the audience was asked to wear a face mask arbitrarily, but the exhibition was closed early with the arrival of COVID 19. The image source of the face is a cutout and pasted on the seed, that was randomly selected from a newspaper article.

   Everything is inevitably exposed. It also includes what you commit = what you do wrong. If the audience happens to encounter a three-letter gap that they find by chance, that gap may be the three letters of prayer if we can tolerate the mistakes of the brushes of the criminals in society, as if we were to encounter the drips of the paintings that we happen to see.


  “Sutra” Sanskrit; a string or string, a string that binds a book, or a scripture. Sacred code, code, or line to measure.

  Kariya has exhibited early year at the MOMA PS1 "Sound Show, for the special project: Meditation" 1979. Exit Art "Sutra", 1989. ICA Philadelphia "Sutra: One thing in everything: everything in one thing", 1990, "Donaiyanen" ENSBA, Paris, 1998, lectures and exhibitions at other organizations, public institutions, museums, galleries.

 

ABOUT

 在米40年以上のキャリアで刈谷博は現代美術による独自の存在論、記号論、そして元型を検証する表現を研究し続けている。彼の作品の特徴は、三文字の言葉の構造で完結する独自の創造概念を記述しつづけることです。その研究プロセスの途上を「お経」という個展で展開した"SUTRA" ICA Philadelphia, 1990



 刈谷の三文字は全ての作品を繋ぐ符号として使用される。三文字は符号であると同時にコンセプトである点で意味を変幻させる。三文字は「主体と現象とその存在」その三位一体の構造を提示している。その主体とは何か、現象とは何か、だから存在とは何か。これら三つが問いかけられつづける構造である。この時点で「the、now、is」とは何かを考察する道具として機能するのである。作品は己の現れを現実世界のイリュージョン性に対峙させ観察し、視点の曖昧さを検証しつづける行為で帰結するのである。


 作品の特徴は表面性を「構造体」で見せるのである、表は裏=背景にあり、裏とはまた、観客の先入観も含めた、それ以外のものすべてであるという構造をである。作品は「記述体」を素材に用い、断片の組み合わせと試行錯誤のプロセスを経て出来上がった表面性の絵画である。ここで、作品は生きることの一歩一歩の刻印として提示される。制作上のプロセスの刻印は事物事象そして全世界との関係性を提示する。それは社会との関わりに発し塵から霊に通じる意識の働き、試行錯誤、誤りも含まれねばならない。


  刈谷は2019年のアーモリーショウで「法と秩序/誰彼の」という文章を姉妹作品の展示に添えた。彼の絵の場合には無数のしがらみ、背景、全存在のサポートやしがらみが付いてくる。そこに次の一つの定義を提示する。「間違い」と呼ばれるもの「正しい」と読まれるもの、「偶然」、又は「必然」と名指されるものは単なる記号である。全てはこの一句「the now is」の同時に記述される。刈谷は、創ることと虚構の構造に客観性と主観性、人工的な概念と現実的なメカニズムの間を行き来する、創りの弁証法をそうやって検証する。


 

 今年春「Archetype」個展の一つのイベントに於いて観客に任意に顔マスクを着用していただく「顔経」作品を予定してあったが、COVID19到来で展示は早期に中断、閉鎖された。素材の顔のイメージは新聞記事から任意に選んだ時のしるし、切抜きを種子経の片面に貼ったものである。

 すべては必然として表出する。そこには犯すもの=行為を誤ったものも含まれる。観客が、偶然に見出す三文字のズレに出逢うとするならば、それは、たまたま目にする絵画の筆の滴りのズレに巡り合うが如くに、社会の犯罪人の筆の誤りと許容していただきたい、という祈りの三文字かもしれない。

 「経」サンスクリット語;糸、または紐、本、または教典などを綴じる紐。

  神聖なコード、暗号、または測定する線。

 刈谷は渡米後「SOUND SHOW」MOMA PS1、1979。「スートラ」EXIT ART, 1989。「スートラ」ICA Philadelphia, 1990。「どないやねん」 ENSBA, Paris, 1989, 他各諸団体、公共機関、美術館、ギャラリーなどで講演、展示。

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