20 January 2017 TO 20 October 2017
lebenswelt | life-world

Lebenswelt / life-world has been the most popular exhibition of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung to date. Due to the great response and demand we will extend the exhibition to 20 October 2017.

Under the title lebenswelt / life-world the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung in Munich shows contemporary sculptures by Japanese artists as well as photographs by the Japanese artist Rinko Kawauchi. The subjective experience of everyday life, temporal processes in nature, and interpersonal communication are central to the artworks from Japan.

Rinko Kawauchi (born in Shiga, Japan in 1972) transforms daily life or nature into something breathtaking and new. By reference to the destructive and at the same time rejuvenating power of fire, reduced landscape images depicting the traditional controlled slash-and-burn land clearance address the relationship between people, nature, and time. In addition, Rinko Kawauchi focuses on gentle sometimes also disturbing things or activities of daily life—based on her personal experiences. Her groups of works allow viewers to see their everyday surroundings with new eyes, with greater consciousness, and a broader perspective.

The sculptures of mostly young, in the Western world not yet exhibited artists reinforce this perception. In a medium rather infrequent for art—glass, a material which allows many different techniques—the works deal with people’s immediate subjective experiences.

The title of the exhibition lebenswelt / life-world alludes to the phenomenological concept of the same name. It is about the world as we experience it immediately and directly in the subjectivity of daily life (Edmund Husserl). This approach, perceiving everyday phenomena individually but also in their social and communicative context (Jürgen Habermas), is portrayed by the artworks selected for the exhibition.

The exhibition is being held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Japan in Munich.

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