ARTIST: SATOSHI HASHIMOTO
22 May 2018
20hr > “BREAK THE PEDESTAL”
21hr “WATCHING MOVIES WITH ROPES”
HANS & FRITZ CONTEMPORARY – BARCELONA is pleased to present a performance evening with two happennings arranged by the artist SATOSHI HASHIMOTO for his solo exhibition NIGHT-TIME = DARKNESS.
Hashimoto is currently one of Japan’s most ‘alarming’ artists, producing works of art in the form of performances, actions, and instructions aimed at inducing the viewers’ into questioning their role in experiencing art.In the experience of art appreciation, we have acquired the habit of playing the role of an art viewer, which is allocated as one part of the structure of artist/artwork/viewer.
Hashimoto’s works act like anti-props, seemingly meaningless actions which only reveal themselves fully when one engages with them. The works demand of the viewer a commitment — to time, to play, to incarceration and surrender. The actions offer a way out of an “art of the everyday” by moving into a decidedly Bataillian territory of content without meaning that refuses to accept the “everyday” as a neutral, un-problematic experience.