Yukio Fujimoto “Stars”
[Image: Yukio Fujimoto "Stars" (1990) mixed media, 18 pieces]
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Having spent much of the 1970s in music studios, Yukio Fujimoto is an artist working from outside traditional artistic modes of expression. Using “sound and things” as his point of departure, he has created numerous unique works that arouse the senses, whether its hearing, sight, smell, or touch.
This exhibition will present “Stars” (1990), one of Fujimotoʼs most important works, made up of 54 music boxes that each play a single note. The title is based on the visual perceptions of those who created stories about the constellations, a linked group of individual stars floating in the night sky. The work indicates the potential of human hearing as we reorganize each randomly emitted sound to make a chord in our heads and feel compelled to find patterns and melodies. Perhaps we are the ones who generate and manifest the world. There will also be a brand new piece by the artist featured.
Born in Nagoya in 1950, Fujimoto is a Kansai-based internationally active artist who participated in the 2001 and 2007 Venice Biennale (the first time in the Japan Pavilion). In 2007, he also held solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya, and the Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama.
from December 02, 2017 to February 03, 2018
Closed from Dec. 28 (Thu) to Jan. 8 (Mon).
Closing Reception on 2018-02-03 from 15:00 to 19:00
Closing party starts after artists' performance(15:00-).