HAJIME MIZUTANI


Works created at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2019)





It was because of the sun

2019, Charcoal and Paper, 257.0×554.0cm, Location: Künstlerhaus Bethanien Studio 214 (Berlin, Germany)

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Photograph by Kanako Ishii




Nostalgia

2019, Charcoal and Paper, 370.0×652.0cm, Exhibition: Behavior as Nature at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany)

This drawing exist together with the space or an environment. The situation of this room changes the face by a light condition at all time. This space having big windows is face the street. So anybody can enjoy this artwork at all time that is not only gallery opening hours, but also night time and every morning too. Also this room works as the frame of this art work. A people can see the structure of this room clearly in the installation “Nostalgia”. That’s mean this drawing works as the frame of this room too.

This is the part of Hajime Mizutani Solo Exhibition “Behavior as Nature”. Generally human maybe can't behave as a nature. Especially, except a baby, we can't see anything as a nature. Our eyes always are together with a purpose or words. What is “to see” as a nature? This kind of Mizutani's series try to show the non-artificial scenery to a visitor.

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Photograph by Kanako Ishii




Between Visible and Invisible

2019, Framed Drawing (4H pencil on paper) and the Gallery, Gallery size: 600.0×1225.0cm (wall hight: 345.0cm) / Frame size: 132.0×102.0×4.0cm / Drawing size: 100.0×70.0cm, Exhibition: Behavior as Nature at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany)

Drawing of "Between Visible and Invisible" is made by very light-colored strokes of 4H pencil. Though artists who are participated in Artist-in-Residence Program of Künstlerhaus Bethanien stay in the White Cube (their studios), Through this installation, visitors of this installation are expected to notice that White Cube itself is beautiful and a material to think about an art, architecture, society, culture and so on enough without an artwork.

This installation try to show this very simple White Cube gallery itself together with a detail of this very light-colored drawing. Visitors seeing this installation “Between Visible and Invisible” might be able to feel and to think what a white cube are exposing.

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Photograph by Kanako Ishii




Landforms Formed from Volcanic Activity (no.1 and no.2)

2019, Charcoal and Paper, Diameter: about 210cm each, Location: Künstlerhaus Bethanien Studio 214 (Berlin, Germany)

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Photograph by Kanako Ishii