Mayumi Terada “Regarding Absence from Five Series”

Kamakura Gallery

poster for Mayumi Terada “Regarding Absence from Five Series”
[Image: Mayumi Terada “Teapot070201” (2007)]

Ends in 4 days

Terada’s photographs are created by photographing miniature model rooms and their windowsills with natural light, which the artist creates herself. She says, “I work with the intention of sculpting light like a sculptor carves marble.” As she says, natural light shines into these miniature spaces cut out of memory, just as it does in real life, and together with their shadows and shadows, there exists a mysterious and soft space in which reality and fiction are interwoven with each other. The artist calls this “presence of absence” and it has become the axis of his continuous pursuit of creation.

There are currently five sub-titled series in this existence of absence. Doll House 2001–2004, Choosing Scenery 2004–2008, The Invisible Boundary 2008–2011, Green House 2012–2015, Another Angle 2016–2020. This exhibiton features about 30 works from each series, including miniature sculptures. Terada says, “I think time is also something that matures memories”, and each series is organized along a time axis.



from September 12, 2020 to October 24, 2020
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Public Holidays.

Opening Reception on 2020-09-12 from 16:00 to 18:00


Mayumi Terada

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Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays
Note:Until 17:00 during the winter.


Address: 4-1-11 Kamakurayama, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa 248-0031
Phone: 0467-32-1499

15 minute walk from Nishikamakura Station on the Shonan Monorail line; From the East exit of JR Kamakura Station, take the Keikyu bus and get off at Kamakurayama. The venue is 1 minute walk from there.

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