Kaihatsu Rediscovering, Vol. 1 – Early Video Works

Anomaly

poster for Kaihatsu Rediscovering, Vol. 1 – Early Video Works
[Image: Roll, 1998, Video ©︎Yoshiaki Kaihatsu]

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In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck in 2011, Kaihatsu started the “Daylily Art Circus” by loading artworks onto a truck and visiting various communities affected by the earthquake to link residents by means of art. Similarly, in response to the catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, he built a rest facility named “The Politicians’ House” in the city of Minami-Soma and continued to send invitations to politicians, asking them to come to the affected area and think about Japan’s future. Before these projects as well, he produced works that dealt with Monju, the fast-breeder reactor plant where a sodium leakage accident occurred in 1995, and the 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. As these examples evidence, a serious concern about incidents in and the shape of our society has been one of the key pillars of his artistic production.

Owing to his vast corpus of works and diversity of approaches, it would be no easy task to present an overall picture of the artist, which is something that Kaihatsu himself could be viewed as deliberately trying to avoid. To take another look at his career, Anomaly has decided to present a collection of his early video works for this exhibition.

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from October 19, 2019 to November 09, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-10-19 from 18:30 to 20:00

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