Absolute Chairs: The Representation of the Chair in contemporary Art

18 July 2024 - 23 September 2024

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, JP

Chairs do more than simply support us when we sit down. As an extension of the human body, they are shrouded in a wide range of meanings and symbols, signifying authority and evoking memories. Artists have created diverse images of chairs, shedding light on subjects such as social discord and disparity, personal memories, and relationships with other people. By adopting a new perspective outside the context of design, this exhibition focuses on various chair-related expressions in artworks dating from the postwar to the contemporary era, and considers the state of society and human beings based on the familiar object known as a chair.