Yoshua Okón “In the Land of Ownership”
[Yoshua Okón: “Octopus” (2015), lightjet C-print, 150 x 97.8 cm. © the artist.]
This event has ended.
Yoshua Okón (b.1970, Mexico City) presents his work for the first time in Tokyo, taking the specificity of each geo-political event to create situations through which fiction and reality intersect in a series of actions by amateur participants. As a convergence of staged situations, documentation, and improvisation, his work is akin to sociological experiments executed for the camera, and explores issues of labor, authority and its legitimacy, often on the boundary of a marginalized community. Based on rigorous research and close intersession with the people in question, Okón‘s work attempts to turn the spectator into an active agent, and makes uncensored commentary on our social realities today.
from May 19, 2016 to June 19, 2016