Manabu Ikeda “Rebirth”
[Image: Manabu Ikeda "Rebirth" (2013-2016) Pen, Ink 300×400cm photography by Eric Tadsen for Chazen Museum of Art © IKEDA Manabu, Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo/Singapore]
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Taking place seven years on from his 2010 solo exhibition “Focus” at Mizuma Art Gallery, this exhibition will center upon the Tokyo premiere of Ikeda’s newest work Rebirth. At three metres tall and four metres wide, Ikeda’s largest ever work to date, Rebirth took two years to conceive and three years and three months to execute, and was entirely created during a residency Ikeda undertook in Madison, Wisconsin, U. S. A.
Looking at the work in its entirety, at its centre stands a massive tree with a profusion of flowers in full bloom, which bears an overwhelming sense of presence. However, focusing on individual parts of the work we gradually become aware of a great variety of different landscapes and stories unfolding within it. Part of the impetus for creating this work originated in the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, and Rebirth throughout uses free and light imaginative and expressive capabilities to depict in juxtaposition the continuously recurring existence of disaster throughout the world, and the relationship between disasters and humanity. For Ikeda, who was living and working abroad at the time of the earthquake disaster, encounters with new landscapes and peoples in different countries have breathed new life into his work.
from July 26, 2017 to September 09, 2017
Events and exhibitions happening this month in Tokyo and beyond