Sam Stocker “Surrogate Structures”

The Container

poster for Sam Stocker “Surrogate Structures”
[image: © Sam Stocker, 2017. Surrogate Structures, sketches. Courtesy of The Container, Tokyo.]

Ends in 65 days

Sam Stocker’s installation “Surrogate Structures” is inspired by research and visits the artist conducted around this area of Tokyo. One such location that influenced the work is a fujizuka situated just behind the gallery location. Fujizuka are small mounds - replicas of Mount Fuji - that can be found in and around the capital. These surrogates became popular during the Edo period to enable pilgrims who could not climb Mount Fuji to experience the ten stations of the mountain right to the summit. The irony of the concept intrigued the artist, while the nurturing nature of fujizuka, which comfort the needy like a womb, a vessel, or a box, also interested him.

[Related Event]
Opening night reception + launch of publication
Event Date: Nov. 6 (Mon) 19:30-21:30
Reception includes live performances by Sam Stocker, Aquiles Hadjis, Alexander Sigman + Takao Hyakutome, and Jack McLean.

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Schedule

from November 06, 2017 to January 22, 2018

Opening Reception on 2017-11-06 from 19:30 to 21:30

Artist(s)

Sam Stocker

Website

http://the-container.com/ (Japanese) (venue's website)

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 21:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:10:00 to 20:00 Saturday, Sunday and holiday

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Address: Hills Daikanyama 1F, 1-8-30 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0051
Phone: 03-3770-7750

4 minutes walk from Nakameguro Station on the Tokyu Toyoko line.

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