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NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

The exhibition by a Swiss-based artist Susanna Niederer will be held at Kobo and a piece of space APS. The installations and two-dimensional works in this exhibition all derived from her exploration into the fundamental theme of “how people can have a deeper understanding of one another.” The essential elements she was able to capture as a result of that quest have been embedded within her consistent motif of the “ellipse” (“absence,” “lack,” “gap”).


Niederer’s consistent motif of the “ellipse” is an extremely simplified form of art. But strangely, her expressions can penetrate into and remain in viewers’ hearts. This might be because her mind is always focused on “the most important things in life,” with her eyes fixed on incidents that occur in the real world, while also exploring her own feelings. This attitude has enabled her to prune off the unnecessary elements and understand just the most important essence of life. Her use of the severely reduced elliptic form was indispensable for her to express that essence in her works. That is precisely the reason why her expressions can reach into and continue to harmoniously exist in viewers’ hearts. We sincerely hope that visitors experience and enjoy the graceful world of Susanna Niederer.

Susanna Niederer Exhibition
Date: May 20th – June 1st, 2013
Opening hours: 12:00 – 19:00 (Last day till 17:00)
Closed on Sunday
Place: Kobo, a piece of space APS
Address: 1-9-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Okuno Bld., B1 Fl., 3 Fl., #511, Tokyo
Tel: APS: 03-3567-4330 Kobo: 03-3567-8727 (Kobo) (APS)

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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