Shiro Masuyama “Making a saddle for the Bactrian camel I sheared using its own wool!”

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Shiro Masuyama is a contemporary artist who has been based in Northern Ireland since 2010. The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 sparked doubts in his mind about globalization and ways of living in Japan and Western Europe, prompting him to travel between Ireland, Peru, and Mongolia, where he surrounded himself with indigenous communities. From 2012 to 2015 he embarked on a project studying traditional methods of creating fabrics from animal hair and using hair from sheep, alpacas, and camels. This exhibition presents the Japan premier of a documentary from a 2015 project in Mongolia, along with documentation and works including a saddle made with camel hair from the project.

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from November 02, 2019 to December 01, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-11-01 from 18:30 to 20:00

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Shiro Masuyama

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