Yuki Kimura "1940 was a Leap Year Starting on Monday"

Taka Ishii Gallery

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We are pleased to announce our forthcoming, fifth solo exhibition with Yuki Kimura, her first with the gallery in three years.

Born in 1971 and based in Kyoto, Yuki Kimura expanded her international presence with installations using photographs, moving images and sculptures, taking part in the "Sixth International Istanbul Biennial" (1999), the "International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama 2005", "Mellow Fever", la galerie des galeries (Paris, 2008), "Yoshihide Otomo Ensembles", Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (Yamaguchi, 2008) and "Incidental Affairs: Contemporary Art of Transient States", Suntory Museum (Osaka 2009). Her recent works from 2005-2009 and latest installations were shown in a large scale solo exhibition at the Daiwa Press Viewing Room in Hiroshima this summer.

"Memory as a 'developed' posteriority is not the memory of the past, but the polyphonic resonant phenomena between A and B (and C and D and...). The installation is a resonant room for this purpose. To analyze complicated sounds, one applies various filters as if cutting off, repeating, and amplifying partial reception; while Kimura separates, copies, expands and lightly combines various elements that constitute found photographs, posterior resonance is expanded as visual memory within the space."

(Minoru Shimizu, "Daiwa Press Viewing Room vol.09" (Daiwa Press, 2009))

This exhibition is comprised of 10 photographs and sculptural works. The title of the show, "Year 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday", is a quotation from the first sentence coming up on Wikipedia when searching for the year 1940. The composition of this exhibition starts with a photograph that was taken to make a Christmas card in Germany in 1940. Images deriving from this one photograph are combined with yet other images, spilling over to vectors like Monday and leap year, and an open-ended narrative is eventually created. Kimura mounts photographs underneath Plexiglas sheets colored in dark blue and green, literally concealing the captured images behind shadows. Viewers are invited to use their own imaginations freely to interpret the images before their eyes.

[Image: "Ursel (24,XII,40)" (2009)]



From 2009-10-10 To 2009-11-07

Opening Reception on 2009-10-10 from 18:00 to 20:00


Yuki Kimura



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