Entitled 'ART FOR SALE: Intimacy between Aesthetics and Economy', this edition of Kitakyushu Biennale is an attempt to explore the relationship between the three fields of art (aesthetics), love (intimacy) and economy. 'Intimacy' and 'economy' both refer to the give-and-take relationship in human society. As said by Matake Makiko, curator of the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, 'Art activities are (therefore) also to be considered as a series of reciprocal relationships between those who express and others who appreciate. Sometimes there are cases in which these positions themselves are exchanged...this exhibition is a modest attempt to search for the compact and pure form of exchange in contemporary art.' Individual texts accompanies images of works. With curator's note, artist biographies and bibliography.
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Either Useful of Useless: Reviving Inventiveness

- Shigemi INAGA, 稲賀繁美

Why SHIRAKAWA Yoshio eats Ramen noodles at an unmanned station?

- Shinichi HANADA, 花田伸一

Memories-Purification: MITAMURA Midori's Room

- Makiko MATAKE, 真武真喜子

The AIDA Family is Doraemon's pocket isn't it? (A mallet of luck?)

- Yasuchika YAMANE, 山根康愛

Watanabe Go + (Life versus Art): Reversing & Developing

- Yoshiko ASAMI

7th Kitakyushu Biennale - Art for Sale: Intimacy between Aesthetics and Economy
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7th Kitakyushu Biennale - Art for Sale: Intimacy between Aesthetics and Economy