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  DATE : Sep.4– 9, 2012 12:00~18:00
  PLACE : Ouchi Art Gallery in NYC
  sep 4 ,19:00-22:00 will have a opening ceremony and performance

Kawauchi Hackhoh’s biography:
 Tortoise plastron, animal bones, bronze, bamboo, wood, stone and paper––these are the media on which characters have been written in the long history of East Asia. Now Kawauchi Hackhoh adds to this list human body, living skin. He engraves writings on vulnerable life beating quietly. It reminds us of the pain associated with writing, or solemnity in the act of hurting an object to leave traces, which is completely lost in electronic writings of today. Calligraphy is always a once-and-for-all fight with an external object, whose traces represent the breath of a living human even though separated by a distant time. Hackhoh brings ancient characters back to life in exchange for accepting the pain in writing.–––Kamezawa Takayuki


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