Exhibition dates: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Location: Gowanus, Around 6th st. and 2nd Av. Brooklyn
* This exhibition will be held outdoor.
Please join us for INVESTIGATION – Project Ephemeral, the first of four monthly interventions led by the RU artist Takayuki Matsuo in outdoor spaces. On June 30, from 1- 4 pm Matsuo will hold an exhibition that is a recorded section of daily life by drawing a white line on a disappearing road sign - White Line -, by documenting found objects on site - Natural Artifacts -, and examining color of painted wall - Color Chart -. Each proceeding is ruled by this question: “How can I record information of things that can be recognized and restored by future generations or others?"
Project Ephemeral is a series of four one-day exhibitions held between June and September 2019 in non white cube locations such as abandoned buildings, streets of New York, roadsides and vacant lots. Following a set of self-assigned rules, Matsuo investigates, cleans, restores, preserves and archives "the modest thing that is already in there". Matsuo does not claim these actions as artistic ones but as every day gestures that viewers who happen to be on the spot will interpret as a mirage or a total solar eclipse.
written by Nathalie Angles, Executive Director of Residency Unlimited
Rule of "ephemeral"
1."Ephemeral" is a one-day exhibition held each month.
2. This project is referring to archaeological methods such as investigation, cleaning, restoration and preservation.
3.This project will use a place that not used as general exhibition such as abandoned place, roadside and so on.
4.However, last exhibition will be shown in my studio space, I will exhibit things that are not usually exhibited such as packaged artwork, state of
preservation and so on.
5.Each exhibition will be held in a specific area.
6.I will exhibit the objects that I found in the area.
7.I will exhibit the objects at the same place where I found them.
Exhibition 1 [ - Investigation - ] 30th June, 2019
Exhibition 2 [ - Cleaning - ] end of July, 2019
Exhibition 3 [ - Restoration - ] end of August, 2019
Exhibition 4 [ - Preservation - ] end of September, 2019
* After finishing all exhibitions, an archive will be issued.