Takeshi Fujimura “When Singing Someone’s Theme Song”

Kana Kawanishi Gallery

poster for Takeshi Fujimura “When Singing Someone’s Theme Song”
[Image: Takeshi Fujimura "Postcard (Rewriting a New Letter)" from the series Unreadable Letter/New Letter 2020 | replicated postcard (offset print) | 148 × 100 mm © Takeshi Fujimura, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY]

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Takeshi Fujimura has consistently created works around the theme “how we understand the experiences of others” and how those experiences are shared in ways viewers could feel them with actuality, mainly in the medium of photography and video.

For instance, in his ongoing video work “Repeating the Same Question / Remembering the Same Thing Repeatedly (Why Did You Get Divorced?)” (2014-), Fujimura continuously asks the same question “why did you get divorced?” to the same person over six years, capturing the varied words spun out from the same person each moment. With the time passing by, the sequence of scenes, where the interviewee comments different reasons using different words each time she is asked, reflects the fluidity of the relationship between an event and the person involved, while it also requires the listener to change one’s understanding each time in response.

In this exhibition,” When Singing Someone’s Theme Song,” Fujimura will depict the events and motifs he faces on a daily basis with photographs, videos, and installations featuring text.

Postcards with its letters almost vanishing by the time the artist had received them. The left hand of his son in which is shaped differently from that of the artist’s. A little quest regarding a familiar natural phenomenon. A dialogue in regard to a friend’s divorce. While the origin of his motifs become even more private, Fujimura showcases in this exhibition a record of his varied attempts of understanding different events in a groping yet explicit manner as an unnatural replay.

Our instinctive desire towards mutual understanding and its impossibility. We cordially look forward to welcoming all to this occasion where Fujimura will “sing someone’s theme song” slightly out of tune.

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from June 06, 2020 to July 18, 2020
Exhibition Hours: 13:00-19:00, Until 18:00 on July 18.

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