Ryota Shimamoto + Alejandro Garcia Contreras “Festival of the Resurrection”
[Image: Ryohta Shimamoto, "Fujimi no Omen" (2018)]
Mexico. In a country that is 90 percent Catholic, the small town Carrillo Puerto with just 3000 people had more than 10 places of worship and at least eight religions. Every year, the Catholics who are a minority in the town, observe Holy Week with costumes and rituals. Here Shimamoto observed the interaction between people of different faiths and wondered how could he participate as a Japanese artist. This exhibition showcases the work that resulted from Shimamoto’s stay in Mexico.
Alejandro Garcia Contreras confronts prejudice, racial discrimination, and taboos in society in his artwork. Contreras depicts characters in film and comic books as victims of consumer culture. He creates ceramic sculptures, paintings, and photographs as well as large scale installations. His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries in Mexico, the United States, and countries in Latin America and Europe. The exhibition will showcase his collaborations with Shimamoto as well as ceramic sculptures from the series “Invisible Empire” which were made in the US.
from April 19, 2019 to May 25, 2019
Open 4/21 (Sun), closed 4/28 (Sun)-5/6 (Mon)
Opening Reception on 2019-04-19 from 18:00 to 20:00
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From 12:00 To 19:00
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Address: 32-2 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0805
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5 minutes walk from Kagurazaka Station on the Tozai line, 10 minutes walk from Usigome-Kagurazaka Station on the Oedo line, 12 minutes walk from Edogawabashi Station on the Yurakucho line.