Two exciting upcoming projects: Charles Emerson in Japan and Tim Lane’s new book ‘Silent Quarter’
06 April 2016
Over the last few months (aside from art fairs) we have been developing two ambitious upcoming projects: the commissioning of new work by Charles Emerson in Japan and the publishing of Tim Lane’s second book Silent Quarter.
We can now share more information about these with you as exciting developments are about to take place – read below for more details.
(Above image: ‘Mt. Fuji in the Morning from Hara (Station #14)’ – Utagawa Hiroshige)
Ichi Yama is a new artwork commission by Charles Emerson exploring the mythology surrounding Mount Fuji. ‘Ichi Yama’ is Japanese for ‘One Mountain’ and relates the myth that Mount Fuji was created in one day. This is reflected in the work Charles proposes to make: a series of photographs taken while circumnavigating the site over a 24-hour period.
In just a few days time Charles Emerson and Jack Gibbon (Antlers Director) will be departing on a three-week trip to Japan to make this new artwork; a contemporary ritual of sorts paying homage to one of the world’s most significant mountains. This ambitious venture is dependent on many external factors such as weather and visibility – aspects we’ll be adaptive to when making the work.
This project is in partnership with the in Japan and is funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great British Sasakawa Foundation. The Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum holds an important collection of Ukei-yo artists work – especially those working with the landscape genre, namely Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai.
We have been working closely with the institution’s curators and directors to look at the connections with Charles’ practice and this is informing the work made in Japan. The outcome will be presented in a solo-exhibition at the Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum with related events in November 2016 – January 2017.
Tim Lane has been busy in his studio working on a new book titled Silent Quarter that brings together a short story with original drawings that augment the text. This project is highly collaborative and we are currently in the process of working with a graphic designer, copy editor and video-maker to get everything ready.
We are looking forward to running a Kickstarter to fund the project in May – and will be releasing new original artworks, limited edition prints and the book itself as rewards to people that back the venture.
We really hope you can be part of this and share in the campaign with us through future newsletters* and on social media: @AntlersGallery / #SilentQuarter
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