Jam Sessions are joint showings of works from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection and works by con-temporary artists. For our first Jam Session, we are pleased to welcome Tomoko Konoike. Konoike sees the human being as a creature under-going repeated transformations. She carefully re-thinks the types and categories represented by the museums the modern period created and recasts them in ways that connect with our lives today. Her perspective is far from the conventional art-ist-centric point of view. She borrows the words and hands of people she meets when traveling and em-ploys a host of natural phenomena as her media: the sun, typhoons, plants, insects, bacteria, thus liter-ally bringing life to her work, creating her work, to keep on living.
Gustave Courbet, Deer Running in the Snow, ca. 1856-57;
Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation