Takeshi Murata “Living Room”
[Image: Takeshi Murata "Electrolyte" (2012) Pigment print, H161cm x W216cm]
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In addition to introducing video works that can be considered the foundation of Takeshi Murata’s creative practice, as well as his latest photographic works, this exhibition will present an eye-catching customized lowrider by Murata, an extravagantly decorated Japanese “decotora” truck, and various objects inspired by styles such as that advocated by Memphis Design, an avant-garde group formed by Ettore Sottsass in Italy in the 1980s. The exhibition space represents a proposition for postmodernity that questions the design and use of living rooms - with their connotations of social status - that pursue functionality and rationality. In his three-dimensional works utilizing industrial materials to realize pixelated digital expressions taken from sources including popular American comics, B movies, and experimental videos, Murata questions what we face with the continuing innovations in computer technology. He also explores whether it is possible to discover our physicality in these continuously evolving technologies and forms of expression. It is the first time in ten years that this internationally active artist has exhibited his work in Japan.
from October 21, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Opening 11:00-20:00 on Fridays. Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Public Holidays.
Opening Reception on 2017-10-21 from 18:00 to 20:00