Japan Foundation

"Enso"

Toronto, Canada 2008 | Exhibition

 

The Enso is one of the simplest characters, a single circle, a single stroke, and yet one can see so much character in this single stroke. This exhibition showcases the many different sides of the Enso. ʺEnsoʺ is a simple character which nevertheless transforms to produce many different expressions, both at the moment it is first drawn, and at the many following moments when it is viewed. A single line becomes many vast landscapes. The exhibition is a galaxy of 100 different ʺEnsoʺ pieces, each with its own story, and its own personality. Moving through the exhibition reads as a voyage through space and time: an anthology of experiences which never anticipated meeting each other, but somehow find themselves in the space of an intimate relationship.

 

たった1本の筆のラインが描く「円相」の宇宙。描くモーメント、ながめるモーメントによって「円相」はいくつもの表情になり、いくつもの景色になる。展示された100を越える円相の一つ一つにストーリーがある。