Two Truths: Curator's and Artists' Talk

26 May 2015

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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189 and 274
  • Tube: Baker St.

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This talk will highlight the curatorial concerns of Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry about the impact of cultural displacement on artistic practice. She will be moderating a conversation amongst the 6 Japanese artists from the exhibition Two Truths.


Two Truths explores the Buddhist doctrine of the same name that differentiates between two levels of truth: conventional and ultimate (or, relative and absolute). Conventional truth is how we usually see the world; a place full of diverse and distinctive things and beings. Ultimate truth is empty of concrete and inherent characteristics; there are no distinctive things or beings.

The artists in this exhibition represent elements of the world around them, conventional truths if you will, perhaps in an attempt to understand the abstract and indefinable: the ultimate truth.  Arguably this is the journey of all artists, musicians, writers and performers, but how might the relationship to ‘truth’ be affected by cultural displacement? 

Japanese by birth and heritage, three of the exhibiting artists decided early in their careers to move to and ultimately settle in London.  The other three are at the beginning of their artistic journeys, having graduated recently, and are still living and working in their home country of Japan.

In collaboration with the Griffin Gallery.

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Becca Pelly-Fry

Exhibiting artists

Kazuya Tsuji

Miho Sato


Yukako Shibata

Keisuke Katsuki

Yuka Kurita

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