Hiraki Sawa “Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds”

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

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London-based Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa is renowned for creating fantastical videos that mix real scenery with animation. In recent years, he has produced works that appeal to viewers’ physical senses, including intimate pieces such as one presented on a display embedded in a small antique box, and also large installations using multiple screens. By inserting incongruous items into everyday indoor or natural scenes, Sawa explores the potential of video as a means of expression, skipping freely between fact and fiction. In his exhibition at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Sawa presents a new work developed from his earlier creations. He is also planning an installation devised to suit the gallery’s exhibition space, enabling viewers to discover new relationships between the world of video and physical space.

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Artist Talk
Hiraki Sawa x Shinobu Nomura(Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery) x Graham Domke(Dundee Contempoary Arts)
Date: 19th January(Sun) 16:00-
Venue: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery - Exhibition Space
With Japanese and English interpretation
Reservation not required

[Image: Hiraki Sawa “Lenticular” 2013 Exhibition view at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Courtesy of the artist and Ota Fine Arts]


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from January 18, 2014 to March 30, 2014
Closed on 9th February


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