Khatulistiwa  2017  water and soil from Yokohama, matcha, pencil, watercolor on paper 26.0 x 36.0 cm  ©Shooshie Sulaiman

シュシ・スライマン ドローイング展Shooshie Sulaiman Drawings

会 期 2018年6月27日(水) - 2018年7月16日(月)
時 間 11:00 - 20:00
場 所 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery
料 金 入場無料 Admission Free


Opening reception: Wednesday, June 27, 2018  6pm-8pm *The artist will be present




シュシ・スライマンは1973年マレーシア生まれ。現在、東南アジア出身の重要な現代アーティストのひとりと注目されています。マレー系と中国系の血を引く彼女は、 東南アジアの歴史、祖国マレーシアの文化や自身の記憶、アイデンティティを作品の大きなテーマとしてきました。時にその土地特有の樹木や土、水などの自然物を使用し、ドローイング、コラージュ、インスタレーション、パフォーマンス等幅広いアプローチで作品制作する神秘的な世界観は、人間と自然、アートとの分ちがたい複雑な関係性を私達に提示します。
日本では1998年に、茨城のアーカスプロジェクトに参加したほか、いくつかの展覧会に参加。現在も、広島県尾道市のアーティスト・イン・レジデンスAIR Onomichiに2013年より参加して、廃墟と化した一軒の家を彼女の作品として再生するプロジェクトを行っています。








This exhibition features a selection of drawing works by a Malaysian artist, Shooshie Sulaiman. She was introduced at the "Emotional Drawing" (The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo and The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto) and she has gained attention in recent years since her participation in the Yokohama Triennale 2017 Islands, Constellations & Galapagos (Yokohama Museum of Art and others, 2017) and the "SUNSHOWER" (Mori Art Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo 2017)Along with her drawing series exhibited at the Yokohama Triennale 2017, drawn using the soil and water of Yokohama and which were based on mythical tales the artist herself had created, the exhibition showcases the Versailles Series that depict floating images of the Palace of Versailles as its motif which she created during her stay in Paris.


Born in Malaysia in 1973, Shooshie Sulaiman is currently recognized as one of the most important contemporary artists of Southeast Asia. Of both Malay and Chinese origin, the history of Southeast Asia, the culture of her homeland of Malaysia, as well as her personal memories and her own identity, serve as significant themes within her work. An almost mystical air permeates Sulaimans oeuvre, with works produced through diverse approaches such as drawings, collages, installations, and performances that at times appropriate natural elements from trees, soil, to water that are native to the land. Through them, the works inform viewers of the complex and inextricably connected relationship between human beings, nature, and art.

In 1998, Shooshie took part in the ARCUS project (Artist in residence programme in Ibaraki, Japan) as well as several group exhibitions. Currently she is participating in the Aritist in residence AIR Onomichi in Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan since 2013, reclaiming an abandoned solitary house into her artwork. 


Some parts of the works are currently presented at the group show "Painters" (Nakata Museum, Hiroshima, Japan) until September 30.For more information about the artist: 



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