Unseen and Meijburg and Co. are delighted to announce that Hideyuki Ishibashi (JP, 1986) has been selected as the winner of the Meijburg Art Commission this year! All artists presenting work at Unseen Amsterdam are invited to submit a proposal for a site-specific artwork focused on photography. The winner is selected from a shortlist of five nominees and receives a commission to create an artwork which is added to the Meijburg and Co. art collection.
Hideyuki Ishibashi (JP, 1986) is a Japanese photographer living and working in Lille, France. His artistic practice is focused on the ambiguous way we see and interpret images in the digital era, using anonymous images such as found photographs, postcards from flea markets, internet images and even Google street views. Ishibashi seamlessly combines fragments from all these materials, creating a new entity that exists somewhere between reality and imagination. Ishibashi is represented by IBASHO Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.
The jury for the Meijburg Commission consisted of Alessandra Capodacqua (photographer, curator and teacher, NYU Florence, IED and SACI), Ángel Luis González Fernández (Founder and CEO, PhotoIreland Foundation) and Wilbert Kannekens (Chairman of the Board, Meijburg & Co).
“We are delighted to announce Hideyuki Ishibashi – the youngest artist from this year’s pool of nominees – as the winner of the Meijburg Art Commission 2018. The jury felt that Ishibashi’s proposal was amongst the best researched and most thorough, revealing an exciting hunger to tackle the commission.
A clear sense of engagement with the company and a precise vision for how the project will be executed helped give Ishibashi’s proposal a realistic edge. His research takes into account the architectural forms of the building, drawing inspiration from its views, lines and reflective sheets of glass.
With his plans to harness movement and apply a range of early analogue techniques, we are confident that Ishibashi’s meditative work will inspire the employees at Meijburg.”
Image: Macula (after physionotrace), 2018 © Hideyuki Ishibashi/IBASHO