“2010 frantic underlines” supports the radical changes that are happening just now in the contemporary japanese art scene. we observe the decline of the despotic empire of the “wonderland”-style art and consequent unfolding of a plurality of new dimensions in contemporary art. we stand now at a crossroad that could lead in multiple directions. we see art that exists in parallel to the bubbled surface of the superflat–micropop history. we foresee new exhibitions that are based on contemplation and consciousness, not the empty self-obliterating hedonism of amusement parks. we make 2,010 frantic underlines to mark one of starting line for the art of the future and to provide vectors that lead to those artists who have actually always been here.
image: cosmos sulphureus by macoto MURAYAMA