Shinji Ihara “Love Your Neighbor 2021”

Ken Nakahashi

poster for Shinji Ihara “Love Your Neighbor 2021”
[Image: Shinji Ihara|Love Your Neighbor 2021 - Photographic Slide 35mm (2020) ©︎ Shinji Ihara Courtesy of KEN NAKAHASHI]

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In 2019, Ihara was invited by his friend to travel to Antarctica. Departing from Ushuaia, the southernmost port city of Argentina, Ihara embarked on a two-week voyage. While feeling isolated in a situation where there was no one who could understand Japanese and no connection to the Internet, Ihara started to draw portraits of the crew members and passengers from around the world, using seasickness bags and pencils that he found on the ship. Through this travel, interacting with strangers in this way, Ihara discovered what is essential.

This exhibition includes a collection of drawings of people that Ihara met on his journey to Antarctica, cassette recordings and writings of his memories of meeting these strangers, as well as pictures and videos that recount his journey. These seemingly trivial things serve as the junction points to those memories.



from March 03, 2021 to April 18, 2021
By appointment only.


Shinji Ihara



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