ALISKA LAHUSEN, TAKESADA MATSUTANI Confluence
Format: 220 x 218 x 6 mm
Language: polish and english
Aliska Lahuse and Takesada Matsutani’s exhibiton „Confluance” in the spaces of the Manggha Museum’s Europe-Far East Gallery is an extraordinary coming together of two strong creative personalities: a Polish artist, born in Łódź, and a representative of the sixties Japanese avant-garde, both for years living and working in Paris. The two hail from entirely different traditions, and different are the sources of their art. Each of them has followed their own artistic path so that they can meet today in a shared exhibition fully aware of themselves as mature artists. Two discrete artistic conceptions, two different creative veins that at a certain point combine and complement each other: this is aptly reflected in the title of the exhibition – “Confluence”- a term difficult to render unambiguously in Polish. The key terms that spring to mind when we juxtapose the oeuvres of Lahusen and Matsutani, taking into account the dissimilarity and originality of these two proposals, are: shared path, meeting, convergence of artistic views, and similar brans of sensitivity.