An anxiety of Spring

Special Prize

An anxiety of Spring

*The images of works are those at the time of application. These images may be different from the actual exhibits.

A dying tree, the victim of global warming brought about by human-centered modern civilization, is supported precariously by metal crutches, metaphors of technological advancement and modern enslavement to rationalism. The work is designed to stimulate fresh thoughts on the importance of harmonizing civilization and nature in the 21st century.

Hagetaka Funjo

Hagetaka FunjoIbaraki

Born in Shanghai. His real name is Ryu Shun. After learning the basics of art in China, he came to Japan to study art. He began to study contemporary art after he encountered it for the first time in Tokyo. He graduated from the Graduate School of Nagoya University of Arts in 2009, and completed a doctor’s course at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015. Since coming to Japan, he has been living and creating works at a Buddhist temple. For him, conducting artistic activities is to pursue his inner path, and to practice his religion. He presents his works mainly under his Buddhist name “Hagetaka Funjo.“

2008 a solo “Hagetaka Funjo” Exhibition at an exhibition room at the Museum of Kyoto
    Japan-France Contemporary Art Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    Contemporary Art Biennale of Fukushima at Fukushima Prefecture Culture Center
2009 a solo “Hagetaka Funjo” Exhibition at Osaka Contemporary Art Center
2010 Setouchi Triennale 2010, on Megi Island in Kagawa Pref.

《Main exhibitions and awards》
2010 At Setouchi Triennale, his work “20th Century Recall” was selected as a work on permanent exhibit on Megi Island in Kagawa Pref.
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