Yuki Tsukiyama “Roundabout”
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Roundabout presents for the first time in Japan a large-scale collage work executed and exhibited in Dubai by sculptor Yuki Tsukiyama and 14 artists and researchers from four countries as part of the 2016 residence program “See Saw Seeds.”
The title of this exhibition refers to a type of circular intersection without a traffic light that is common in Europe and the Middle East. Tsukiyama depicted the image of a roundabout with Arabic text taken from local newspapers and magazines, propping it on a support over four meters in height. The roundabout, where cars flow in and out, overlaps with the image of Dubai as a prosperous hub in the Middle East. Yet the Arabic text printed on the thousands of pieces of paper composing the image is incomprehensible for those who do not understand the language, evoking the current state of the world in which rapid globalisation without mutual understanding is leading to serious confrontations between ethnic groups and religions. Simultaneously, the overwhelmingly large image crafted by steady handiwork and its bright color tones induce a positive energy that disassociates the feeling of despair brought about by communication breakdowns.
from 2月 17, 2017 to 3月 18, 2017
Closed: Sun, Mon, Public Holidays
Opening Reception on 2017-02-17 from 18:00