Yoshiaki Kaihatsu


I am primarily interested in social services projects. Following the belief that works of art do not necessarily have to be objects, I am working on projects that incorporate direct communication with people. However, as viewers often experience problems in identifying such intangible projects with artworks, in my attempt to find new ways of expression, I conceive my works as tools, which can be immediately recognised as art by any viewer.
My work is thus engaged in providing social services, which may lead to a form of art activism. I believe that this approach favours the emergence of an advanced form of insubstantial art, echoing the forging of a new mentality and social change in the near future.

(Yoshiaki Kaihatsu)

24.03. – 09.04.2006