Tomiyuki Kaneko "Yokai Substantiations"

Mizuma Action

poster for Tomiyuki Kaneko "Yokai Substantiations"

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Starting July 21st, we will be holding an exhibition by Tomiyuki Kaneko in Nakameguro, Mizuma Action. The decision to exhibit “Yokai Substantiations” at Mizuma Action was sudden as the building that houses the gallery will soon be closed.

Tomiyuki Kaneko is a young artist who continues to produce work in the recently devastated Tohoku-Yamagata region. His material sources are mainly yokai (specters) and spirits. Yokai were born from the lands and everyday life in the multiple cultures of Japan. They sometimes indicate the hidden secrets written in between the lines of documented history, and sometimes, alert us to the evil heading towards our way. Yokai are a part of local history and customs, told by the civilians rather than the rulers. What messages might these yokai have for us in this modern, ever-changing era?

[Image: "Red Tiger", 2009, Mineral pigments, Japanese ink, transparent watercolor, acrylic, pen, foil on paper, 219x174cm]



From 2011-07-21 To 2011-08-13


Tomiyuki Kaneko



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