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Warp! Into a World of Wonder
■Period:03 September, 2015 - 15 December, 2015
■Venue:Asia Gallery B
When we see a picture where far away objects appear smaller and close-by objects appear bigger, we feel as if it depicts reality. However, people in the recent past would take a different approach to depicting things, the size of objects or people depended on their importance or power.

This exhibition’s first section zooms in on “Wonders of Visual Perception;” this section features paintings created at the time of the introduction of Western-style perspective and shading to Asia. After the arrival of these new techniques, artists began to create paintings with the illusion of depth, and for example, buildings could be depicted with three dimensional effects.

The second section features artworks that make us feel as if we are lost in a magical, bewitched world. Although these pieces show mysterious landscapes, they resemble mindscapes that we conjure in our imagination. This part of the exhibition invites us into a land that is “Anywhere but Here.”

And the final section of the exhibition introduces artworks which space is treated in unusual ways. These works warp scenes of everyday life and ordinary places into a surprising and unexpected worlds and ages. They certainly make us wonder “Is There Something Strange in Our Usual Places!?”
Artist Unknown "Western Pavillion I" 18th century
Tserennadmidin Tsegmed (Mongolia) "Caravan" 1994
Chen Ching-Yao (Taiwan) "Restaurant Project" 2012
PeriodThursday 3 September - Tuesday 15 December 2015
VenueAsia Gallery B
AdmissionAdult \200 /College & High School \ 150
*Free for Secondary school and under
ArtworksAbout 20 Artworks, including paintins, photographs and a video installation
OrganiserFukuoka Asian Art Museum
InquiryFukuoka Asian Art Museum / 092-263-1100
RemarksClose: Wednesdays
List of the Works■Download "Warp! Into a World of Wonder" (PDF)■
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