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International Conference: Rethinking Radiation Ecologies

POSTER AND WEB DESIGN

International Conference: Rethinking Radiation Ecologies: New Approaches to the History, Epistemology, and Politics of Radioactive Environments
Organizer: Livia Monnet, Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

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PAST EXHIBITION

March 14-15, 2015
In/visible Matters

Ai Ikeda showed installation works related to the theme of the conference and introduced her concept of Info Art.

International Conference: Rethinking Radiation Ecologies: New Approaches to the History, Epistemology, and Politics of Radioactive Environments
Organizer: Livia Monnet, Comparative Literature, University of Montreal

University of Montreal
Auditorium B-0215, Pav. 3200 Jean Brillant Building, Montreal, Canada

Creative responses to singular events

Works

RADIATION

Mixed Media

RADIATION - Mixed Media

SITES

Installation

SITES - Installation

CRISES

Graphic Art

CRISES - Graphic Art

NATURE

Oil Paintings

NATURE - Oil Paintings

ANIMA

Drawings and Prints

ANIMA - Drawings and Prints

ROOTS

Sumi-e Style

ROOTS - Sumi-e Style

Art is the locus for producing creative ideas

Ideas

INFO ART

In 2015, Ai Ikeda decided to explore a new artistic concept: Info Art. As information is becoming more persuasive in everyday lives, and that Art struggles to find its place and purpose among a data-intensive capitalist world, Info Art is an artistic approach in which aesthetic ideas could serve informative purposes and where each artwork can communicate, not only emotions and sensitivities, but also information and social/political messages to help create a more balanced and less conflicted world.

The Principle

Through the uses of all varieties of media, Info Art is a method of thinking about social issues and getting to know about it. Info Art is also a new exploratory ground in hopes to provide opportunities to help people become more informed and aware of important social issues.

Repurposing Aesthetics

About

Ai Ikeda

Ai Ikeda is a Japanese artist working and living in Montreal, Canada. She expresses her artistic vision through various types of visual media, such as drawings, oil paintings, prints, graphic and web designs, sculptures, and photographs.

Ikeda studied Fine Art at the Kanazawa College of Art, Japan (BA 2004) and lived for a while in Margate, U.K., and Berlin, Germany. In her early career, she studied Eastern and Western art history and philosophy, as well as classic and modern techniques. In her recent works, Ikeda tackles social issues in hopes to use art as a means to think about these issues, without abandoning aesthetic ideals.

Art Site

This portfolio website serves as an introduction to Ai Ikeda’s artworks and to present her thinking about art, aesthetics, and design.

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Art is a means for raising awareness

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