October 31st, 2011 by Leo Plaw

L‘Art GENSO International Exhibition

Exposition L‘ART GENSO International

Exposition L‘ART GENSO International

Japan was called “Cipangu” by Marco Polo, he was considered a “land of gold”. It is certain that very little of the gold that circulates in the world is from Japan

In Japan it is believed that everything in the universe is governed by the gods as in Greek mythology, with the forests, mountains and rives inhabited by spirits and demons. Japan therefore has a long tradition of imaginative literature, theater and visual arts.

In Europe, rationalist thought appears to be at an impasse, so in response to that some artists are again moving towards the imaginary and the inner worlds as if in search of a collective unconscious. This expression of art can be called called “Fantastic Art” or “Visionary Art.” Both have the same root.

Gold is no longer to be found in Japan, but the fantasy and imagination will remain inexhaustible. Therefore the a distinctly Japanese world was chosen for the title of the exhibition, “GENSO”. It is our intent to spread that word throughout the world as “gold”.

Exhibiting Artists

Claude Verlinde, H.R. Giger, Sybille Ruppert, Gérard Di-Maccio, Marc Halingre, JJ Lamenthe, Wojtek Siudmak, Bruno Baratier, Monica Fagan, Eli Tiunine, Dominique Desorges, JM Laroche, Hugues Gillet, Leo Sawaki, Shu Iseki, Shoji Tanaka, Nobuki Omori, Shinji Asano, Kaoru Koga, Seihachi Nakashima, Toru Nogawa, Koichi Iyoda

Collaboration: Bijan Aalam
Oranisation: Hugues Gillet and Shoji Tanaka
Curator: Shoji Tanaka &

Exposition L‘ART GENSO International

Fantastic & Visionary art

29th November to 3rd of December 2011
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm

Monday, November 28, 2011
5:30pm – 8 pm

Cultural space Bertin Poirée
8-12 rue Bertin Poiree
75001 Paris

Tel: +33 1 44 76 06 06

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  1. Exhibitions in Paris Says:

    […] am in Paris to attend two exhibitions. The first is the GENSO exhibition organised by Shoji Tanaka and Hugues Gillet. It is two years ago since I was last in Paris when I […]

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