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"Reinhardt Sobye: Part of the Tomio Isahai Collection"
2006-09-17 until 2006-10-22
Takasaki Museum of Art
Takasaki, , JP Japan

Three major art museums in Japan -- Takasaki Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, and Shoto Museum of Art -- are showcasing a significant art collection by Tomio Isahai, through the end of December, 2006. Mr. Tomio Isahai died in 2001. The collection includes 2 works by Reinhardt Sobye, one of which is the image for the show poster and the front marketing image for entire exhibition. This collection, now on display, consists of western artists such as: Man Ray, Wols, Odilon Redon, Picasso, Magritte, Sol Lewitt, Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer, Chagall, Dubuffet, Dali, Alechinsky, Jasper Johns... in addition to many Japanese artists.

Reinhardt Sobye states about is work: "The prevailing attitude in modern culture is that every individual is a world in his/her own right, a world from which all other's are excluded. This is a major lie. The truth is that we are each other's world and each other's destiny. Under normal circumstances, encounters between people are characterized by trust because we rely on people telling us the truth, that they take us seriously and that they wish us no harm. This is crucial to human existence. If we accept this fact, we can choose between taking care of another person's life or destroying it. This presupposes an ability to feel remorse, since ethics cannot be based on rational considerations. Without a capacity to understand another person's situation and without an ethical statement of belief and humility, we will exist as psychopaths and sosiopaths and hell will manifest itself.

"Art is a messenger, not the message. Art is a bridge between our own limited biological lifespan and the archetypical universe of ethics, serenity and eternity. If art cannot touch you, transform you...it is not art, but sheer entertainment or a common lie. Art should render the ocean so that you notice the salty taste of your own blood."

Reinhardt Sobye has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2000. View more of his work at: http://www.absolutearts.com/reinhardtsoebye/.

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