Nomadic Commitment

New Space PA

poster for Nomadic Commitment

Starts Today, Ends in 3 days

We are living in an unprecedented age of restricted migration and movement. Nevertheless, the history of humanity is a history of movement. As homo sapiens whose origins began on the content of Africa, we are nomads and pioneers who have undergone hundreds of thousands of years of migration—eventually traveling as far as the moon. At the same time, we also have an inclination to guard territory. Because of this inclination, we draw lines on the earth, ocean, and sky and act out a repeating history of division and unification. These boundaries and divisions have led to the compartmentalization of our thinking and mentalities, planting seeds of conflict while also adding diversity to the world. The two artists featured in this exhibition have traveled to Japan from Korean and Taiwan, respectively. While living abroad, they have contemplated the meaning of the creative act while producing works and exploring their identities as“liminal subjects.”
Sanghyun Park is exhibiting his “Mail Sculptures” in Tokyo, which were created for an exhibition in Korea. Created during a period of closed borders, these works incorporate the process of sending mail into the artworks themselves in order to place the medium of sculpture within the space between national borders.
Shihyen Lin is interested in interpersonal relations and living spaces, and her art practice has centered on portraits as a method for exploring foreign identities and modes of survival. For this exhibition, she presents her work“Self in Glasses” which comes out of a process of exploration that began after arriving in Japan. In the current climate where adhering to social distancing guidelines has become the new normal, she interrogates the constantly changing relations between the individual, community, and society while also exploring the distance between people and the many divisions latent within society.



from February 25, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Exhibition Hours 12:00-19:00

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Address: 1F White Bldg, 2-20-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

10 minute walk from exit 3 at Gaienmae Station on the Ginza line, 11 minute walk from exit 5 at Meiji-jingumae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines, 13 minute walk from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote line.

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