Artists: Graduates of Art and Media Course, Department of Information Design, Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University, Class of 2022 Volunteers
We are pleased to announce "The Stitches on the Reverse Side" an exhibition of graduation works by volunteers of 4th year students of the Arts and Media Course, Department of Information Design, Tama Art University.
The annual Graduation Works Exhibition, which is held outside of the university and managed by students, has attracted a large number of visitors. This is an opportunity for the students to showcase their work as well as for people to learn more about the Arts and Media Course.
This year, more students than usual exhibited their graduation works. Each of their works has its own axis of evaluation, and each of them will be able to speak deeply about itself.
We rethink the meaning of all of these works coming together.
How did those who have studied in the same place create different works of art?
How did works approaching the same look develop different approaches?
What different techniques were used to create works that concealed the same theme?
Why do works in the same medium have different meanings?
What is revealed when works of different origins, meanings, techniques, mediums, themes, approaches, and ideas are gathered in one place?
In this exhibition, "Stitches on the Backside," I thought that the "meaning of coming together" is similar to the backside of embroidery.
On the reverse side of embroidery, there is random movement, hesitation, and play within the pattern that is trying to take shape. As a result, threads intertwine with each other, creating unexpected connections or, conversely, unexpected independence.
However, these are usually not seen from the surface.
The works in this exhibition have unexpected connections and independence that are not visible from the surface.
Like the intricate and unexpected patterns (stitches) on the reverse side of an embroidery, "The Stitches on the Reverse Side" are not visible only on the surface of the work. We believe that by daring to imagine them, we can read the works more deeply.
How do we learn, how do we think, and where do we go from here after graduation, as we move on to the next stage of creation in different places? We hope that everyone will view the exhibition with these thoughts in mind.