Exhibition dates: Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Hours: 1-4pm
Location: Morgan Ave, Bushwick, On a discontinued railroad,

* This exhibition will be held outdoor.

Please join us for RESTORATION – Project Ephemeral, the third of four monthly interventions led by the RU artist Takayuki Matsuo in outdoor spaces. 


On August 29, from 1-4 pm Takayuki Matsuo will hold an exhibition that invites viewers to see a restored section of daily life. Using objects and materials that he found at the exhibition site, Matsuo worked to "restore" these items and now re-presents them to us in the same space that they were discovered. By assembling disjointed items he compensates for the missing original parts by pairing them with new materials. Matsuo envisions this process of restoration as a way of bringing the objects back to their original form rather than aiming to restore the original function of the objects. 


Project Ephemeral is a series of four one-day exhibitions held between June and September 2019 in nonwhite 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.

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.

© 2017 takayuki matsuo