Ryota Shimamoto “Living Funeral”


poster for Ryota Shimamoto “Living Funeral”
[Image: Ryota Shimamoto "Hair Brush" (2015)

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Ryota Shimamoto’s works include paintings, ceramics, photographs, sculptures, and performances. He has been heavily influenced by the philosophy of Shusaku Arakawa, a contemporary artist who attempted to avoid the death. From the point of view of Buddhism, if a man died, he would not to have to think about death anymore. Shimamoto considers a living funeral as a ceremony to obtain eternal life. Here he presents previous art he has deemed appropriate for his funeral and a series of new works including “Hair Brush,” “My Contaminated Water,” and others.



from May 14, 2016 to June 11, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-05-14 from 18:00
Performance: "Adhesive Plaster Man"


Ryota Shimamoto



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