Koji Iyama "Typescape"

Guardian Garden

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This exhibition is the 23rd installment of the "Second Stage at GG" series held at Guardian Garden. This March marked the 30th "Hitotsubo" exhibition (a platform for supporting the work of young artists that started in 1992), which attracted 688 applicants. Regardless of whether they won the grand prize at Hitotsubo, many among those applicants are artists who have already become active in each of their respective fields. This series was created to showcase the "second stage" of work of these art graduates after their participation in the Hitotsubo exhibition.

This 23rd edition introduces the work of Shueisha Bunko's art director Koji Iyama, who has attracted much attention for his work on the Natsuichi campaign, among others. For this exhibition, Iyama has deconstructed the radicals of kanji characters and turned them into mobiles and hang downwards, prompting a reinspection of the meanings that these characters possess. Also on display will be posters that were made by photographing these kanji mobiles against various backgrounds and types of scenery. By releasing these characters from the flat, two-dimensional surface where they are usually found, and bringing them into a 3D sculptural space, what sort of spreading and transformation will we see? This is Iyama's first solo exhibition.

Opening Party: June 30th (Mon) 18:30-20:00

Talk event: July 11th (Fri) 19:00-20:30
Free entry, reservation required: 03-5568-8818
Koji Iyama, Dai Nippon Type Association
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From 2008-06-30 To 2008-07-17
Until 18:30 on July 11th (Fri) (due to talk event)

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Koji Iyama

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