'So it goes…'― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
An exhibition in two chapters, divided over two cities: Antwerp & Amsterdam in collaboration with Galerie Caroline o’Breen.
In the exhibition so it goes Japanese artist Miho Kajioka (1973) is presenting new work relating to the concept of time, memory and location. Like in her earlier works the series consists of intuitive images of fragments of her daily life, from various periods and against changing backdrops, among others relating to the cities of Amsterdam and Antwerp.
Kajioka’s photographic practice is in principal snapshot based; she carries her camera everywhere and intuitively takes photos of whatever she finds interesting. Intuition also guides Kajioka in the darkroom where she skilfully creates her poetic and suggestive image-objects through elaborate, alternative printing methods. Her images evoke a sense of mystery in her constant search for beauty.
For a long period Kajioka has been fascinated by the order of time. She became especially interested in this theme after reading Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s novel ‘Slaugtherhouse-five’. Like Vonnegut, Kajioka wonders if the order of time is always in the same chronology, or is it possible that past, present and future change in sequence?
Specifically for 'so it goes' Kajioka has made new work in Amsterdam and Antwerp, that will be exhibited together with works made in other locations. Kajioka plays with the concept of time through installations that question the chronology of time and sequence of situations. Through additional sound and scent elements the audience can have an all immersive experience of Kajioka’s exceptional perspective on the world around her.
The exhibition 'so it goes' takes place at two different locations, one part is exhibited at IBASHO in Antwerp and the other part at Galerie Caroline O’Breen in Amsterdam: www.carolineobreen.com. The exhibition in Amsterdam will run from Saturday 8 September 2018 until 14 October 2018.
Artists: Miho Kajioka