L‘Art GENSO International Exhibition
Japan was called “Cipangu” by Marco Polo, he was considered a ”land of gold”. It is certain that very little of the gold that circulates in the world is from Japan
In Japan it is believed that everything in the universe is governed by the gods as in Greek mythology, with the forests, mountains and rives inhabited by spirits and demons. Japan therefore has a long tradition of imaginative literature, theater and visual arts.
In Europe, rationalist thought appears to be at an impasse, so in response to that some artists are again moving towards the imaginary and the inner worlds as if in search of a collective unconscious. This expression of art can be called called “Fantastic Art” or “Visionary Art.” Both have the same root.
Gold is no longer to be found in Japan, but the fantasy and imagination will remain inexhaustible. Therefore the a distinctly Japanese world was chosen for the title of the exhibition, “GENSO”. It is our intent to spread that word throughout the world as “gold”.
Claude Verlinde, H.R. Giger, Sybille Ruppert, Gérard Di-Maccio, Marc Halingre, JJ Lamenthe, Wojtek Siudmak, Bruno Baratier, Monica Fagan, Eli Tiunine, Dominique Desorges, JM Laroche, Hugues Gillet, Leo Sawaki, Shu Iseki, Shoji Tanaka, Nobuki Omori, Shinji Asano, Kaoru Koga, Seihachi Nakashima, Toru Nogawa, Koichi Iyoda
Exposition L‘ART GENSO International
Fantastic & Visionary art
29th November to 3rd of December 2011
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Monday, November 28, 2011
5:30pm – 8 pm
Cultural space Bertin Poirée
8-12 rue Bertin Poiree
Tel: +33 1 44 76 06 06