Minori Munetomo
Period: 1 - 14 Feb 2019
Vernissage: 1 Feb 2019 (Fri) 19:00
Performance: 9 Feb 2019 (Sat) 16:00

This exhibition consists of sculptures made with materials, which are brittle, but solid such as egg shells, unburnt soils, plant shells, plasters and soaps. Paintings are also exhibited as a part of Minori Munetomo's works, which have been created since the end of 2017 to present. An original live performance will be held only one time during this exhibition, which is performing with clothes type sculpture.

Soliloquy, which is the theme of this exhibition, has meanings of “Thinking out loud” or “Monologue” by theatrical terms and it also contains an element of “Speaking to oneself with internal voices which spontaneously comes from one’s own thoughts and emotions, yet there are no listeners”.

In the meantime, this exhibition also embraces the idea of ‘Contradiction’, which has been found herself and gradually recognized that she has the aspect of contradiction in her thought, speech and action, as well as having had some chance of being identified by others. This is her principal and can be seen in her style of expression simultaneously exposed in different aspects. The ideas of “Metamorphose”, “Dialogue engaging in the level with no language” form the basis of Munetomo’s artworks. Although she adheres to that they are substances, they are not required to be permanent at the same time. The existence of ‘Colour’ in her works transforms in different ways between the one created by the intentional process and the other created in accordance with “The voice of the gods” like bicameral mind.

Separate behaviours and thoughts always parallel advance while looking sideways at each other, assert themselves and get intermingled. They all occur in one body at the same time and they are released unconsciously. Line up, look at them and observe "The same of different things”. With expression to five senses with materials which have both "Fragility" and “Transformation”, in this exhibition, she will try to touch the chord of emotions and behaviours which are hard to explain but everyone has, confront them and ask you.


Born in Okayama, Japan 1989, lives and works in Berlin. Munetomo obtained her Master of Design in Section of Textile design, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan in 2013. Afterwards, she had studied in Kunstakademie Münster from 2014 to 2016 as a DAAD Scholarship Student for Fine Arts.

She applies performance, installation and sculpture with the keywords of ‘Relationship with others’ ‘Fragility’ and ‘Metamorphose’ to represent her work. Metamorphose melts the borders and brings out a new relationship. Through her form of expression, she wants to evoke and touch on experiences of corporally unconscious memory.

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