Nao Matsumoto “Wonder Beast”

SCAI The Bathhouse

poster for Nao Matsumoto “Wonder Beast”
[Image: Nao Matsumoto "Wonder Beast" (2015)]

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Wonder Beast begins with an expanse of wallpaper leading to an installation, which invites the viewer into the immersive experience of Nao Matsumoto’s quasi-fiction. The exhibition consists of several clue-like objects: A clown costume is suspended as a symbolic gesture to traverse the boundary between the conscious and subconscious, while a wooden chair used by 19th century author and playwright Oscar Wilde is simultaneously displayed. Also included is Matsumoto’s new body of ceramic work produced in collaboration with Asahi-yaki master Yusuke Matsubayashi. These eclectic objects and motifs intentionally drawn together by the artist’s selection are “placed in a precariously balanced tension by invisible strings of connections.” This multilayered object-filled space is carefully designed to trigger recognitions and resonate with the memory of each visitor through a web of associations.

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from May 15, 2015 to June 06, 2015

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Nao Matsumoto

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