Masaru Iwai "#011 Mutation at the dead end"

3331 Arts Chiyoda

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We are pleased to announce "Mutation at the Dead End", a solo exhibition by Masaru Iwai at 3331 Gallery.

In recent works, Iwai has been focusing upon the everyday action of "cleaning" and actively developing and presenting projects both nationally and internationally. In these works Iwai takes not only consumer products or people as the object of cleaning, but even expands this to the scale of a city or a nation, in an action often seemingly absurd, nonsensical, and excessive. However, the reactions and sensations raised through such actions (which Iwai has coined as "Cleaner's High") reveal aspects of our physiological desires, and their context in terms of social identity and history, leading us to question the values which "we cling to".

In this exhibition, a performance will be presented at the opening event, in which porcelain cleanser bottles will be destroyed through the act of bowling. The sudden mutation that takes place here provides the base for a new work, which Iwai will develop throughout the exhibition period. Here the dead end is broken through and this new opening allows for a new circulation in the production process and final work.



From 2011-11-26 To 2011-12-25
Opening Hours: 12:00-19:00. Closed on Tuedays

Opening Reception on 2011-11-26 from 18:00 to 20:00


Masaru Iwai



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