Takagi Masakatsu World Is So Beautiful

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Nov 14th, 2006

World Is So Beautiful is Japanese multimedia artist Takagi Masakatsu’s blessing to the world. Using his travels around the world (Turkey, Guatamala, Cuba, Indonesia, Nepal, Germany, Japan and France) as source footage, Takagi has documented young people and the beauty in everyday life that surrounds us all.

Takagi Masakatsu doesn’t create, as much as bring out what’s already right there in front of us. The latent colors in a late afternoon day are enhanced and saturated in Takagi’s digital palette. The sounds of laughter mixed with Takagi’s gentle piano lines highlight the uniqueness of every moment creating a sonic and visual kaleidoscope.

Takagi records what we take for granted and makes it special. His gift is endowing humanity with beauty and hope when we need it most.

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Artist Bio

1979
Born in Kyoto.

1999
Start sound and image project “SILICOM” with AOKI takamasa (sound).

2001 Jan.
Release SILICOM DVD from PROGRESSIVE FOrM in Tokyo (1/25).

2001 Aug.
First solo exhibition [pia] curated by Minoru Hatanaka (ICC) (Pepper’s Gallery, Ginza Tokyo)

2001 Oct.
New video and sound installation [JOURNAL FOR PEOPLE] (art space ‘Zone’, Roppongi, Tokyo)
Release solo album [ pia / takagi masakatsu] (audio CD and video CD-ROM) from Carpark(NY)
Touring among 12 cities in US and Canada for live performance

2001 Nov.
Live performance at “7th Istanbul Biennial” closing event

2002 May
Release audio CD and DVD [opus pia] from Carpark, NY.

2002.Apr.
Commission work for NHK TV program [Encounter the Beauty] opening video and music, and on air for one year

2002 June
Release audio CD and LP [eating] from Karaoke kalk, Germany

2002 July
[JOURNAL FOR PEOPLE] CD/DVD will be released from daisyworld discs/ cutting edge
[Image Garden-Inspired by Derek Jarman’s films] compilation DVD by three video artists released from UPLINK

2002 Aug.
New video installation [ light park ] shown at Mito Contemporary Art Gallery (10 Aug. – 23 Sep.).
Video and sound works collaborating with ‘Agnes b.’ developed at Agnes B.’s shops in Japan (22 Aug. – 31 Oct.).

2002 Oct.
Participate in the opening event at the new art center “Esplanade” in Singapore.

2002 Nov.
Live performance tour among Europe including 8 nations, 18 cities.

2003 Jan.
Video installation [ world is so beautiful ] at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art (11 Jan. – 23 Mar.)