Hiraki Sawa “/Home”

Ota Fine Arts

poster for Hiraki Sawa “/Home”
[Image: Hiraki Sawa, "/home" 2017-21, single channel video (stereo sound, colour), 9' 24'']

Ends in 37 days

The title of this exhibition is derived from Sawa’s latest video work “/home,” which was shot in 2017, 15 years after his debut. It was filmed at his parents’ home after all the furniture had been removed when they were moving house. The place where he grew up in and spent his impressionable childhood remained an emotional support for Sawa even after he moved abroad. For this place to cease to exist, indicated the loss of “home” for Sawa.

“/home” portrays a space that retains the remnants of life in the past through the stains on wallpapers and marks left by furniture. This latest work reconsiders time and space, and the memories and consciousness that arise from it, suggesting Sawa’s unchanged vision as an artist as he approaches consistent themes since the start of his career.

“I thought I had a place to go back to,” says Sawa. The experience of losing his parents’ home led him to position himself as someone born and raised in an illusory new town that began in modern times. Together with the video work, this exhibition showcases two-dimensional works based on this new town, which became a symbol of hope and illusion that society once had with regards to the idea of “home.” Perhaps the era of this one form of “home” that is filled with personal and societal hope has ended.



from February 20, 2021 to April 03, 2021
Exhibition Hours 11:00-18:00


Hiraki Sawa



Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays


Address: 3F Piramide Bldg., 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Phone: 03-6447-1123 Fax: 03-6447-1124

1 minute walk from exit 1a or 1b at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya or Toei Oedo line.

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