Daisuke Yokota “Room. Pt. 1”

Guardian Garden

poster for Daisuke Yokota “Room. Pt. 1”
[Image: Daisuke Yokota, Untitled, for "Room. Pt. 1" 2019]

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The 50th exhibition in “The Second Stage at GG” series is “Room. Pt. 1,” a show of works by Daisuke Yokota, who won the Grand Prize in the second “1_WALL” Photography Competition (2010) for his works addressing the relationships between memory and the present, and image versus reality. Since then he has significantly expanded his scope of activities: these now include publication of numerous photobooks, holding two one-man shows at Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, and participation in Aichi Triennale 2016.
Yokota’s exhibition at Guardian Garden will feature “photobooks” printed, laid out and bound by the photographer himself, plus multi-channel videos. His photobooks are printed on coarse paper, and each contains some 400 photos on different themes. Their subjects are the interiors of various hotels Yokota has photographed continually over many years, and scenes from places he has traveled. The videos complement the photobooks, all while shaking up the works presented in his photobooks.
In gathering together his images, Yokota avoids neatly arranging them in his mind and unifying them as a coherent experience. Rather, they look as though they are presented as fragments of memory, vulnerable to attack. Visitors to this “Room” appearing in the middle of the metropolis of Tokyo will find themselves entering a mindscape that resembles a cave yet is expansive. They are sure to enjoy Yokota’s first solo exhibition in Japan in three years—an exhibition entirely of brand-new works.

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from May 14, 2019 to June 22, 2019

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Daisuke Yokota

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