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Exhibition Dates: August 4 - September 2
Venue: MA2 Gallery, Tokyo
Modernology Excavation - Twisted House -
Exhibition dates: November 1 - 31, 2022
Venue: Sumida-Mukoujima Expo, Tokyo,
Exhibition dates: March 1 - April 10, 2022
Venue: mh Project, Manhattan, NY
Modernology - natural artifacts 2008-2021NY -
Exhibition dates: August 15 - September 30, 2021
Venue: Anaba Project, Bethesda, WD,
For this exhibition, I decided to show what I have collected over the past 10 years (2008-2016/2019-2021) that I feel particularly connected to. So the theme of the exhibition is "how artwork should be placed in relation to this room".
At first, I started by cleaning and examining the entire room. By taking the time to observe, I noticed a variety of characteristics of the room, such as the round window, electrical switches, plumbing, floor features, multiple outlets, etc. and then I tried to figure out how should I place the works in relation to the characteristics of room. After few days, while I tried out various arrangements, I realized that I was only thinking about placing works, so, I became conscious of the necessity to reduce or not place things, which were not necessary.
When the objects unrelated to the location are exhibited, I wondered if the meaning of exhibit the work in the location could be created by being aware of the features of the location, rather than ignoring them as a hindrance. This is my attempt to complete my intention of turning attention to things that are essentially useless to the world.