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Every Day Is A Good Day

Dates: 6-12 August 2018
Venue : Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)

Spiral and MARC STRAUS Gallery New York are pleased to present Every Day Is A Good Day (日々是好日), a performance-based exhibition featuring live installations made on-site by contemporary artists Jong Oh and Jinsu Han.

The concept of the exhibition derives from the ancient proverb: Nichi nichi kore kōnichi (日々是好日), or Every Day Is A Good Day. First spoken more than a thousand years ago by Zen Master Yun Men, it is a profound meditation on living: that one’s experience of life is based on one’s perception of it. For the exhibition artists Jong Oh and Jinsu Han each respond to this through their own respective practices, using their respective methods and materials to develop an installation that evolve daily throughout the exhibition.


Jong Oh
Courtesy of Spiral / Wacoal Art Center Photo: Junpei Kato

Jong Oh (born in Mauritania, 1981) creates geometric sculptures suspended in space using only simple materials—fishing wire, Plexiglas, painted threads—in a carefully orchestrated balance. Responding to the architecture of the room, Oh’s compositions are made on site, making each work unique. Experience of Oh’s work involves slow looking, giving our senses time to perceive the subtle shapes. Oh earned his MFA from School of Visual Art in New York. In 2018, Oh has exhibited widely internationally: he was in a two-person exhibition in DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, in the group exhibition at Sejong Center, and Seoul Museum of Art, Korea.

Jinsu Han
Courtesy of Spiral / Wacoal Art Center Photo: Junpei Kato

Jinsu Han (born in Seoul, South Korea, 1970) is a multimedia artist from Seoul, Korea who creates kinetic sculptures that explore the poetic variations of repetition and routine. Han’s mechanized sculptures make movements that result in unique performances and immersive experiences. Han has exhibited his works at numerous international galleries in China and New York, and museums in Korea such as Sejong Center and Seoul Museum of Art, and selected for the Art Program in EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN. In 2018 he had his solo exhibition at MARC STRAUS Gallery New York.

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A special Yoga session took place within the art installation.
Date:August 8th (Wed), 2018 10:00〜10:45
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)
Event organized in cooperation with:Studio Beaura(Spiral6F)
Artists Talk : Tips to study and work abroad
Together with Aki Inomata, the artists of「Every Day Is A Good Day」talked about their experience abroad and, through the story of their success and failure outside the borders of their respective country, guide the audience in their choice of going abroad as a creator.
Date:August 11th (Sat.) 15:00 - 16:30
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)
Speaker:Jong Oh, Jinsu Han, AKI INOMATA
Moderator:Ikuko Kato (Spiral Curator)
MINA-TO Art Wall
Jinsu Han & Jong Oh

During the exhibition, a pop-up store with Jong Oh and Jinsu Han's art works, were showcased at MINA-TO. At this occasion, discover also the exhibition original tote bag.
Date:August 6th (Mon) - August 12(Sun)11:00 - 20:00
Venue:MINA-TO(Spiral 1F)
Artists & Curator Talk
The artists Jinsu Han, Jong Oh and the curator of the exhibition Ken Tan presented the art works and explain the concept of this exhibition. The participation is free and no reservation is required. Please come to the venue directly.
Date:August 8th (Wed) 19:00 - 20:00
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)
Speaker:Jong Oh, Jinsu Han, Ken Tan
Moderator:Tsutomu Okada (Spiral Senior Curator)

Spiral Art Lounge - Boca with Ken Tan
The curator of this exhibition Ken Tan Talked about current New York Contemporary Art scene.
Date:August 9th Thu. 19:00~21:00
Venue:Spiral Room (Spiral 9F)


Every Day Is A Good Day ― 日々是好日

Dates:August 6th (Monday) - 12th (Sun), 2018 11:00―20:00 OPEN EVERYDAY
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)
    5-6-23, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo ACCESS MAP
   Tokyo Metro Ginza Line・Chiyoda Line・Hanzomon Line "Omotesando"station
Free Admission

Contact information:03-3498-1171(SPIRAL)
Organized by:MARC STRAUS Gallery New York、Wacoal Art Center
Planned by Spiral
Curated by Ken Tan (MARC STRAUS Gallery New York)