Five Female from Sweden and Japan

September 24 - November 12, 2005

Same but Different

The exhibition consists of artworks of five female artists who work mainly in Sweden.

Katinka Andersson is a photographic artist. Her works reflect characteristics of Swedish people who are known to be nature lovers: she takes pictures of herself and her sisters in nature.They wear unique costumes that Katinka herself has created.

Sophi Vejrich appears in Katinka’s photographs and is an artist herself. As her distinctive work style, she creates odd objects with an ironic feel: they look both cute and eerie.

Gunnel Pettersen is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University College of Fine Arts, Craft and Design/ Konstfack, Stockholm, and also creates her own work. She started her creative career with textile art and later expanded her scope to such fields as photography and video with a female viewpoint. Her works strongly reflect general society. In this exhibition, she presents her work “The First Supper” as well as other works, including some new ones.

Inger Bergstrom is known as a textile artist with a typically Swedish style. She is currently a professor of the Textile Department of the Konstfack. Her piece “Cry Baby” is a self-portrait comprising 80,000 pieces of small beads and cloth and depicts such common facial expressions as crying like children or someone complaining.

Shiozaki Yumiko is the only Japanese artist exhibiting in this exhibition. She started to work in Sweden in 1994. Her works consist of holograms and objects using candles. She was inspired by the distinctive natural light of North Europe.

The style of each artist is different, however, all are works of female artists that have been created under the natural light of northern Europe, which is different from that of Japan. The works may highlight the existence of modern women represented by those artists who are crossing borders to work in Japan and Sweden. The works also reflect the general society where the artists live.

By understanding the people you meet in a different culture you can learn to encounter the others within yourselves. It is our wish that the exhibition conveys new encounters with both others and yourself.

Same but Different
Same but Different

Same but Different






ストックホルムデザイン工芸大学(通称コンストファック)の副学長も勤めているグンネル・ペテションの作品は、テキ スタイルアートから始まり現在では写真、ビデオ等による女性の視点からの社会性意識の強い作品です。代表作「最初の食事 First Supper」から最新作を発表します。

インゲル・バリエストゥルムはスウェーデン特有のテキスタイルアートの仕事で知られています。現在ストックホルムデザイン工芸大学のテキスタイルアートの教授ですが、Cry Baby という小さなビーズや布を80.000ピースも集積して制作した自画像を今回は展示します。子どものようにいつも叫んだり不満を言ったりしがちな人々に共通する表情を見せます。