Miya Ando “Kuu”


poster for Miya Ando “Kuu”
[Image: Miya Ando "Unkai (Sea of Clouds)" (2020) Dye on aluminum composite, 121.9 x 227.3cm]

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Ando uses a variety of materials to depict clouds and other natural phenomena that appear to have form but are essentially formless, as well as nature and the sense of its presence. She is of American and Japanese parentage and has inherited both cultures. Her worldview has been influenced by Buddhism, particularly due to her childhood experiences in Okayama Prefecture, where her grandfather was the head monk of a Buddhist temple.
Ando’s metal paintings of ever-changing, ephemeral phenomena, such as clouds, seem to draw us into the depths of her thought. Ando explains that metal momentarily reflects light, depending on the angle from which it is viewed, and that one can see in this the fleeting nature of existence. By having these metals coexist alongside other materials, such as wood, cloth and paper, Ando transforms the richness and fragility of nature into art.
Just as the title of this exhibition, ‘Kuu’ and its various meanings ― non-existence, the sky or an emptiness that can contain everything ― suggest, the space of the gallery is filled with the water, earth, wood, fire, sky, cloud, vapor, forest, moon and galaxies that Ando creates.



from October 31, 2020 to December 26, 2020


Miya Ando



Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
fridays opening at 12:30, fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays


Address: 1F, Terrada Art Complex 1-33-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002
Phone: 03-6810-4850 Fax: 03-6810-4851

9 minute walk from exit B at Tennozu Isle Station on the Rinkai line, 10 minute walk from the South exit of Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail line, 9 minute walk from the North exit of Shimbamba Station on the Keikyu line.

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