Yurie Nagashima + Kei Takemura “Now and Then”
[Image: Kei Takemura "Between Tree, Ghost Has Come" (2011), Photo: Shinya Kigure]
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In her essay collection “Senaka no Kioku” (Memories of a Back), photographer Yurie Nagashima writes about her memories of spending time with relatives who lived in Takasaki. Her she presents new works integrating the belongings of her grandparents from Takasaki, continuing a narrative about when they were alive and her own life now.
Kei Takemura explores the existence and memories of what has been lost in embroidered photographs and drawings. Since returning to Takasaki in 2015, family and memories surrounding it have been important themes in her work. In her latest silk thread works created in Gunma, she attempts to turn memory and time into works of art overlapping Tokyo and Takasaki and the past and the present. Nagashima and Takemura both expand individual narratives about “now” and “then” with a special eye on Takasaki as a place.
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