#1. Greeting (Introduction)
Thank you for visiting SWITCH THINGS UP.
What are your thoughts when you go to see an exhibition?
Do you feel that you should take on a serious attitude?
If so, then we suggest you ease up and relax a bit for this exhibition.
The 8 teams of artists in SWITCH THINGS UP are craft artists who play with materials with their hands and make things.
Making something with one’s hands is very similar to the act of playing.
The 7 artists and 1 collective featured in this exhibition
combine the physical properties of their materials with their own sensibility and skilled expertise,
and let their works transcend the boundaries of play and fun.
Play is not an activity that’s exclusive to children only.
In fact, it’s the most primitive activity that’s infinitely enjoyed by people of all generations and ages.
We saw how humans began to feel bored and helpless in everyday life as their activities of play decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This shows us how essential play is to human life.
In this exhibition, the private play and work process of the artists is brought to the public place of the art museum and presented to the visitors.
We hope you enjoy your visit to this garden of play,
and bond with the works as you enjoy the exhibition.