Nobuhiro Shimura “Land”
[Image: Nobuhiro Shimura Video still from 'Nostalgia, Amnesia', 2019]
This event has ended.
In the first exhibition in three years at the gallery, Nobuhiro Shimura will showcase a new project based on a research on the transitions of the sheep wool industry from modern to contemporary times, in conjunction with the video work Nostalgia, Amnesia that will be presented at the group exhibition “21st Domani: The Art of Tomorrow” to be held at the National Art Center, Tokyo, around the same period.
Following Japanese Cattle (2015) – Shimura’s previous work set in a remote Japanese island that dealt with the history of Japanese cattle – this exhibition, “Land,” is composed of works based on a fieldwork on the history of sheep as livestock and of the sheep wool industry. The title refers both to the noun for a portion of earth’s surface, as in “farm land,” and to the verb for bringing down to a surface, as in “an airplane lands.” Just like the past projection-based works that allowed objects to “land” onto a space to evoke a different landscape, the fieldwork of recent years not only traces the history of a particular land or region, but also records how such places are driven to change under globalism and other large social factors.
from January 26, 2019 to February 23, 2019
Opening Reception on 2019-01-26 from 18:00 to 20:00