Muneteru Ujino “Lives in Japan”

Yamamoto Gendai

poster for Muneteru Ujino “Lives in Japan”
[Image: Lives in Japan, 2018 video, sample image ©️UJINO Courtesy of YAMAMOTO GENDAI]

Ends in 17 days

This exhibition of new works by Muneteru Ujino features three elements: the video installations “Lives in Japan” and “Dempamachi (Radiowave Quarter)” based on Ujino’s “Plywood Shinchi” presented at the 2017 Yokohama Triennale, a giant wall drawing series inspired by wire diagrams, and “Plywood City Stories 2,” a video installation relating Ujino’s points of departure for creating his works.

In this show Ujino critically reconsiders the coexistence of Japanese and foreign cultures in postwar Japan. These works reflect the sense of dissonance he felt as a child seeing braun tube TVs on tatami mats and the encroachment of an industrial transparency observed in household items like Tupperware. These elements contrasted with the dark, shadowy environments favored by lacquer and ceramics described in In Praise of Shadows, an authoritative text on Japanese aesthetics.



from March 03, 2018 to April 07, 2018
Exhibition Hours: 11:00–18:00 on Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat. 11:00–20:00 on Fri.

Opening Reception on 2018-03-03 from 18:00 to 20:00


Muneteru Ujino

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Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays


Address: 3F Terrada Art Complex, 1-33-10 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002
Phone: 03-6433-2988

8 minute walk from Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail or Rinkai line. From JR Shinagawa station, take the Toei bus (towards Yashio Park Town), and get off at Tennouzubashi. The venue is 3 minute walk from there.

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