Where my art was born: Keep pedaling energetically and reach the highest point of a large arching bridge. There are train tracks directly below. Then descend, applying the brakes occasionally to halt your momentum. The descent is over in a moment. From there, continue on the big road. After a while fields and a gentle curve in the road come into view. Turn right at the traffic light before the curve. After a while, this road too begins to curve gently. You will come to a bridge over a river. Climb a short way and turn left, and you will find a small road along the river. From there, dismount and push the bicycle and walk. Go past a few trees, and you will see an overgrown croquet ground on your right. That is the place of art
《Untitled》2016 ©Han Ishu, Courtesy of ANOMALY
《The Weight Between You and Me》2017 ©Han Ishu, Courtesy of ANOMALY
《Yoshino-cho Brick Warehause》Around 2004 ©Han Ishu, Courtesy of ANOMALY
This time, as the first artist invited for the Hirosaki Exchange program, Han will present a solo exhibition entitled Where my art was born. He looks back over his work thus far and recalls memories of his days in Hirosaki. Here in Hirosaki, the second hometown where he grew up, he spent several months producing new work while re-engaging with various memories and feelings, and the results are scheduled to be exhibited in the 2021 winter program.
Some works in Han Ishu’s Where my art was born will be replaced with others during the course of the exhibition.