Hello Nakayama san!
To your questions
1.)In Japan, when exhibiting paintings, it is common to adjust the center to h 140-145 cm. This is derived from the height of the line of Japanese average viewpoint. How about in Lisa’s country?
As I know it, there is no such thing as a common, fixed height (since Europeans height varies from very small to very tall). So, it always depends on the work and artist. Generally, I think it also changes with what is popular at each moment in time.
There is for instance the “Petersburger” hanging or “Salon” hanging, established and used from 17th to 19th century in Salon de Paris etc. which has also often been used since then in a “modern” way.
＞I heard 145 is European standard. so this standard is not ?
Eyelevel average might be 145 to 160cm !
＞You mean they use context of history of the how to exhibit (hang)?
no, I mean it is out of context(only visual appeal, or but in another context, etc…), but can also be in connection with historic context. >there is an infinite amount of ways to exhibit in contemporary art…
When I learned in university (2002-2008), some people said “Site-specific”. and I practiced Instration, object more than painting. so I heard that height rule first time, I was interested in.
Actually, now I don’t use that height usually too. I think more about relationship, installation between wall and painting, or other elements.
However, I think that height rule is easy to see for audiences.
I’ll show you my old work titled “For the Bunkyo Ward office”
I exhibited at facility of Tokyo in Bunkyo ward. and this logo is Bunkyo ward’s logo. and I set the selling price to 100,000 yen.
I played lowly. so I installed very high height about h180. probably that is you said mean? ※1
Also I’m not quite sure if I understood the bunkyo ward work correctly(I think I understood…), it seems funny to me! Also nice painting
>yes! I was joking when I painted Bunkyo word . but that time, I graduated university, so I really had no money! haha.
hehe I think it’s funny.
2.)What does Lisa care about when install a painting?
I think they way a painting or a work of art is displayed is very important for how it will be seen. It is another “option” to move the perception in a specific way. Like the use of a title can change how the artwork can be approached. It can be very useful and should not be ignored, it is good to be thought about. If artists decline the use of a title or are indifferent to how the artwork is displayed, they miss out on good and fun options that can contribute positively to their work.
It is totally up to the artist, what he intends for the work and how he feels it can make the best addition to their work. Of course in most cases you also have to adjust your ideas to what you are faced with in the location.
My personal habits of how I hang my artwork is, like I work generally, very intuitive and spontaneous.
I can give you some examples:
This was at a presentation for a student grant. I chose to hang my paintings like this, to have a more simple, “documental” view.
I think if I align my paintings in a straight way the viewer can concentrate more on the painting itself and not be distracted by a compositional daring hanging.
＞I was concerned that the upper side is same level.
This was at an exhibition I had with three friends. The walls were challenging to hang, not only visual (as seen on the photo) but also because of installing difficulties… Painting on the left is by my dear friend and great painter Verena Preininger. The right one is by me. I think it is a fun solution we found here!
＞The placement of bricks and the arrangement of pictures is interesting. This img is like a painting.
and cool paintings!
＞I thought that it would be an interesting theme to exhibit people who bought the painting, I saw this picture.
This picture recalled it.
How? Photographs of them?combined with the painting?
＞there are not much walls in the house in Japan, so If audience buy painting,It is difficult to be installed our(artist)ideal.I felt that problem when saw this photograh and your reply that your callenge.
Are you picky when it comes to hanging in private house of buyer? How do you approach this?
We used our studio space for open house to make a little show of our works at the time. We only used things we found in the studio, as we decided to do it spontaneously and quick. I painted the face on the wall and the blue painting on the “table”. The table was just a wooden board with improvised feet(invisible from here) to make it look like it is floating. The two other artists displayed here are good friends and colleagues Charlotte Klobassa and David Gruber.
(Yes, our university studio spaces are very dirty…… haha)
> In student time, My studio’s floor is like this !
This was “The Essence 17”. It is the big, yearly happening show of our university, where every department shows what students produced the whole year.
Our professor assigned this curatorial project to me and three other students to represent our department.
Maybe a bit like Joshibi Festival, altough it happens in a location that is not the university.
This is sadly a bad photograph. Our concept was to show the works of all students that are eager to participate(we didn’t want to restrict anything by our own means).
We used wood panels to put on the works, mixed animation and painting(since our department is “Painting and Animation”). The concept of the wood panels evolved out of a joke idea of “Pommes Frittes” (french fries).
We wanted to have a fun and diverse display, for it appeared us to be a bit boring using a simple and linear way of hanging for this kind of event.
>This way to install is interesting, french fries! nice fun image!
I think this is a very interesting topic, which I am also not very schooled in yet, sorry! I want to research more now :- )
Hope my input was of any interest to you. Also I am curious about what you want to exhibit!
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>I’m very interested in your e-mail. and I think this topic is important Once again.
>oh, bubble mean tapioka! I understand!