Since July, a selection of teachers and students from Tokyo University of the Arts and Central Saint Martins have been collaborating as part of a project called ‘Complex Topographies; The Garden’.
For two weeks in August, twelve Tokyo and London students worked together at CSM, before a follow up trip to Japan in October. The group, which includes participating students and staff from MA Fine Art, have been producing new work in the Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu, one of the most famous historical gardens in Japan.
In October, these artists will participate in an exhibition titled “Complex Topography; The Garden”, staged in the Ritsurin Garden they have spent the last month working in. Artworks produced for this exhibition will reflect both the cultural similarities and difference between the two participating countries, addressing concepts that have been taken from the garden. These will be displayed as part of a re-imagined landscape in relation to the garden’s complex layout.
The exhibition will be open for public viewing from Tuesday, 23 October to Friday, 23 October.