BEYER

Beyer 

 

2002​

Exhibition  "Not So Smooth"
SHISEIDO Gallery, Tokyo

2003-2004

Traveling Exhibition

"Kokoro no Arika (The Location of the spilits)"

Ludwig Museum (Budapest),

Moscow  Museum of Modern Art (Moscow)

A collection of FUCHU Municipal Museum ,Tokyo

バイエル

 

2002

Exhibition  "Not So Smooth"
資生堂ギャラリー (東京)

2003-2004

ハンガリー・ロシア巡回展

"心の在り処"

Ludwig Museum (ブダペスト、ハンガリー)

Moscow  Museum of Modern Art (モスクワ)

府中市美術館所蔵

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  I found an old black-and -white photograph that was taken in my family’s garden in 1970. My mother and my elder sister appeared in the image. Accidentally, my mother's face is hidden behind some washing. But her dress reminds me that she is definitely my mother.

 In another color photograph, a woman is walking along a riverbank. Her dress is similar to the one my mother used to wear. Her face is also hidden behind the parasol. She is my elder sister. Over 30 years had passed after another black-and-white photograph was taken.

  “Beyer” symbolizes a sweet memory of our early days, my sister and I, an introduction to our lives. After we finished Beyer, we grew up into women with various experiences. Although I quit piano, my elder sister continued practice and became a piano teacher. And finally she also became a mother. Her life seemed very smooth and stable that is a complete contrast to me, but one day, big trouble happened to her. That might be the first crisis that she might have met in her life.

We are walking our own ways, that are sometimes not so smooth. I dedicated my poor playing of Beyer to my sister in the artwork. Although I never imagined that would I played Beyer again.

 母と小学生の頃の姉が写った、枚のモノクロのスナップ写真。1970年代、たまたま庭先でシャッターを押されたその写真の中の母は、上半身が洗濯物で隠れてしまって顔が見えない。しかしながら、見慣れたスーツのデザインで、私たち家族はその女性が母だとわかる。
 

 日傘の陰に顔を覆われた女性が土手を歩いているカラー写真。彼女の来ている服は母が着ていたスーツに似ている。その顔もまたパラソルに隠れている。それはモノクロのスナップ写真の中の少女の三十数年後、母親になった姉の姿を私が撮影したものだ。

 

 バイエルは、私たち姉妹の、始まったばかりの無垢な人生の思い出。その後、様々な経験をして大人になった私たち。姉は練習を続けてピアノの先生なり、妹の私はピアノをやめてしまった。姉の人生は私と違い、順調に見えたものの、ある日、姉にとって人生で最大の試練が訪れた。それぞれの歩む道は平坦にはいかない。二度と弾くことはないと思っていた下手なバイエルを、姉に捧げることにした。