A *Candy Factory Project / Meiji

The project is based on the collection of the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, which commemorates the Meiji Emperor and the beginning of Japan's imperialism and modernisation. It is one of the first western buildings in Japan, built in the outer garden of the Meiji Shrine, which was built in the Taisho era in memory of Emperor Meiji. The museum has a permanent exhibition of forty Nihon-ga (a style using traditional Japanese colours) and forty oil paintings depicting the life of the Meiji Emperor and Empress and events significant to the new imperial state since the Meiji Restoration. The collection was completed in October 1926 and features 80 paintings by various artists. Each work measures 3 x 2.7 metres and is displayed chronologically in two large galleries. This project is to reconstruct this group of propaganda works by removing all the portraits and figures from the scene.

明治記念絵画館のコレクションに基づくプロジェクト。明治記念絵画館は明治天皇を追悼して大正時代に造成された明治神宮の外苑に建造された日本最初期の西洋建築、1926年10月に完成し、現在も明治天皇と皇后の生涯、また明治維新以降の新帝国主義国家とその近代化を描いた日本画、油彩各40点、各3×2.7メートル、計80点の絵画が、2つのギャラリーに年代順に常設展示されている。このプロジェクトではすべての肖像を場面から取り除いて、このプロパガンダ作品群を再構築している。
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