Yuki Tsuji “The Oho Forest“
This event has ended.
The word “Oho” is a reference to Ohofube No Oho, a group of people who are believed to have lived in Fujikawa, Shizuoka, where the artist, Yuki Tsuji, was born. According to a Chronicles of Japan entry dated 644 A.D., the Ohofube spread the use of silkworm-like insects, which quickly gained popularity. Later, however, this group of people was destroyed by the folkloric figure Hata No Kawakatsu. All other details regarding the Ohofube remain unknown. What sort of group was the Ohofube? What did their name mean? Tsuji has ventured into numerous forests to gather branches and plants in order to distill their genius loci and arrange them in performance spaces. This exhibition is the fruit of his fieldwork. Paper lanterns, tree roots and flowers adorn the abstract white space. Placed throughout the urban setting, they prompt a resurrection of the Ohofube. This solo exhibition was first held in December 2016 in Neue House, NY. Yuki Tsuji’s ikebana (flower arrangement) creations, architecture and product design transcend generic boundaries.
from January 18, 2017 to January 28, 2017
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Opening Reception on 2017-01-20 from 18:00