GALLERY UNDER THE MANGO TREE gladly presents the first solo
exhibition of Hiroshi Aoki in Europe.
TIMELESSNESS AND THE COLORS ON THE SURFACE OF THIS WORLD
The Exhibition builds ensuing scenes that move across time and space, while considering collectivity, anonymity and the idea of identity through history,
fantasy and assumption.
A need for knowledge of what transcends time is built into the very nature of the human mind and imagination. Maps change, histories move. Concrete, lights, lives and landscapes blur. Open-ended and un-documentary. Presented within a photographic dialog the works are suggestive of life, there is the anticipation of movement: only colors are present. The scenes evoke that the time is both a physical dimension of the universe and a dynamic, fluctuating process of change.
What happens when you layer one time on to another time? Is the sum equivalent to one temporal experience, analogous to the mysteriously singular ‘composite’ portrait of many realities – beyond every race, global borders - which as `new and unique´ has its new identity or is the result only a simple solution of two times at once? An idea made manifest as a photographic experiment or a reality of an imagination to bring together the identity of simple existence and its
A childhood intention to understand and appreciate the global differences led Hiroshi Aoki towards a careful cultivation of the perspectives to see through his Lens. From United States to Norway to Japan to Germany. By combining
elements, observing changes where they occur, and keeping a close watch on the way in which the world courses through his consciousness, Hiroshi Aoki also subsequently generated in the continuity - A Blue Print of Berlin. Located at the intersections of contemporary art and its historical and philosophical enquiry- those who take a closer look at the works created in 2015 in Berlin, will see that his works consists of an exclamation and question mark. Much can be gained with this realization, but not everything- because only those who take the trouble to go into the depth of the title, see more.
A POSTCARD TO THE FUTURE
YOUR ENGAGEMENT WITH THE TIME
Each wish for the future has its seed in the present moment.
On the evening of the opening of the Exhibition- 6th September- the visitors would get the opportunity to write their own definition of time, how they undertand it and what they wish to do with their available time to create a future - on a postcard with a work by HIROSHI AOKI available in the Gallery. These Postcards would be collected in box. Visitors to the exhibition have the possibility to write this card to the future. Acknowledging that each wish for the future has its seed in the present moment, this is an experiment to register how do the people think and what do they wish for themselves and what do they aspire. Over the period of the exhibition, we invite the international community to express their thoughts and we would celebrate by hanging these collected postcards in the last week of the exhibition. And wish that every wish personal, professional or social - goes into fulfillment.
Merseburger Strasse 14