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“Generosity”, status of art within digital and networked society with Rafaël Rozendaal at the Towada Art Center in Japan

Until May 20th, 2018, the Towada Art Center presents “Generosity” by Rafaël Rozendaal in Towada. Rozendaal’s first solo exhibition at a public art institution, curated by Kodama Kanazawa, represents the rich variety of Rozendaal’s work through large-scale animations, tapestries, English haiku, and interactive programs.

Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. Widely known for his application of modern technology, to date he has created 110 programmed animations that can be fun, colorful, beautiful, and even contemplative at times. He puts these animations on his websites, which attract more than 50 million visits every year. At a time when the internet connects the entire world, his artwork is available to access at any time. «Generosity», the title of this exhibition, is a play on words that expresses the essence of Rozendaal’s work, which is made freely available to everyone everywhere.

In recent years, Rozendaal has made departures from internet art to create two-dimensional works such as textiles and lenticular paintings as well as semi-three-dimensional works that play with shadow. He has also taken his website art out of the computer screen and into the exhibition space. Even more interesting is his creation of English haiku. These examples all show how Roosendaal expressing his ideas in various times, places and forms.

The Towada Art Center provides another dimension to his creative vision through this art exhibition. The exhibition will make use of the entire temporary exhibition space to showcase Rozendaal’s creative art world, one that hints at the creativity that modern media inspires.

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Photo n°1: Exposition “Generosity” par Rafaël Rozendaal, Towada Art Center, photo par Kuniya Oyamada
Photo n°2: Exposition “Generosity” par Rafaël Rozendaal, Towada Art Center, photo par Kuniya Oyamada