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THEME #12

FUTURE

Winners

2020JUN

GRAND PRIX

Statement

Drifting Buddha

There was once when I had caught sight of driftwood of various shapes as I was walking along the coast. I heard that many pieces of wood from trees have been drifting down from the mountains recently due to heavy rain. Do people cling to their faith in God, or Buddha, when disasters occur? Or is this a warning of the Anthropocene from the future?

Profile

Naoyuki Hata

Director of the art space ""Reality""
1979: Born in Gifu
2020: ""Reality exhibition 14~20, ongoing"" at Beppu Station Market/Beppu, Oita
September 19th~21st: Joint exhibition with artist Takako Higashihata at (Reality exhibition 21 at Beppu Station Market / Oita)
From late November: Group exhibition at (Alternative space The White / Tokyo)
2011: 4th 1_WALL Photography Grand Prix

Jury selection

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world today, individuals may become more likely to cling to things they believe to be divine.
I have been fascinated by the slightly laid-back and oddly humorous representations of Japanese religion, according to which the divine resides in all things.

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