Art that Speaks: Meiro Koizumi

Meizo Koizumi is best recognised for this exploration of the boundaries between the private and the public spheres, as well as the blurring of the lines between objective and subjective memories of his participants, especially those we may perceive as heroic. His distinguished approach is demonstrated in his video work Confessions (2014), in which he interviews a Japanese man that had left for Paris to join the French Foreign Legion in hopes of experiencing battle. Through his variety of media from film to sculptures and collages, he often centres on the uneasy and awkward interactions that question socially acceptable stereotypes of behaviour.

In conjunction with his solo show and White Rainbow Gallery, Meiro Koizumi will, in this special talk, introduce his representative works to date and his challenging attitude towards the subject. He will also discuss to what degree art should speak and what it should speak about.

Koizumi’s works have been exhibited worldwide including Mexico City, Texas, Amsterdam, London, New York, Burgos (Spain), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam),Sydney and Tokyo. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Date: 22 November 2018 from 6.45pm
Venue: Royal Society of Arts (Durham Street Auditorium), Durham House Street (off The Strand), London, WC2N 6HG

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