TOKYOITE - Japanese Platform J04
"GOLD, DIVINE PAR EXCELLENCE
There is no precise moment in history or a specific location for the discovery of gold. Gold has always been part of the world’s civilization and mankind has always understood that it was something exceptional and precious. Twinkling as radiant as the sun, the first nuggets of gold were found in rivers. The material was too soft and malleable to use for tools, yet it was beautiful, powerful, and resistant to tarnishing.
We can find gold thousands of years ago decorating the ancient Egyptian divine rulers and Inca empires or illuminating old Islamic manuscripts and Christian halos.
For its association with the sun and its inalterability, gold has been considered the symbol of the divine par excellence. Gold stays forever. It glorifies objects, giving them power and value. Great human achievements were rewarded with gold. Gold represents wisdom and longevity. Some would say that those who had something of gold were in possession of something of great value on Earth and a substance to even help souls to paradise.
Under this theme we showcase the works by two of the most celebrated young generation neo-pop artists.