Daniel Arsham “Relics of Kanto Through Time”

Nanzuka 2G

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Nanzuka is pleased to present “Relics of Kanto Through Time”, an exhibition of new works by American artist Daniel Arsham. This show is planned as a part of The Pokémon Company’s first collaborative project with a contemporary artist, and marks the third installment of this venture following “Daniel Arsham x Pokémon Collection” released from UNIQLO UT and the solo exhibition held at Nanzuka in June.

In this exhibition, Arsham transforms various Pokémon into artworks. For instance, through encountering a sculpture of Pikachu that has fossilized with crystals observed on the inside, we as viewers can perceive a character that is familiar to us within the two-dimensional world of video games and animation in three-dimensional world that we live in. However, these works also come to harbor a four-dimensional context that includes the concept of time, as we are led to imagine the very time that it takes for us too to fossilize.

In addition to those that reference the Pokémon logo and Pokémon Trading Card Game, the exhibition will feature works of various familiar Pokémon like Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Snorlax, and Eevee. We welcome viewers to enjoy this exhibition that depicts the world of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue video games as unearthed in the year 3020.



from July 31, 2020 to August 16, 2020
Exhibition Hours 11:00-21:00


Daniel Arsham



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