Taiyo Kimura : New Works
2012 8.31 - 9.21
Artist talk with Fumihiko Sumitomo
|Mirror Written Dreams, 2012, 21 x 21 cm, Ink on paper|
Venue: nca | nichido contemporary art
Date: 2012. 31st August – 21st September
Hours: Tue – Sat 11:00 – 19:00 / Closed on Sun, Mon, and National Holidays
Opening Reception: Friday, August 31st 18:00 – 20:00
Artist talk with Fumihiko Sumitomo: Saturday 1st September, 2012 16:30 – 18:00
nca | nichido contemporary art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Taiyo Kimura.
Using readily available materials (everyday objects like compasses, stuffed animals, measuring scales, scissors and calculators), Taiyo Kimura transforms them into artworks that capture mundane, everyday events and phenomena, the sense of malaise that dwells within our experiences, as well as the various emotions that result from that unease. Kimura’s sketchbook contains a diary-like record of events, occurrences and emotions that he encounters over the course of his daily life. Images from imaginary worlds generated by these experiences are then compressed and tightly depicted in this book, filtered through the lens of his own judgment. A superficial glimpse at this work suggests a humorous outlook or a touch of black humor, drawing us into a vortex of laughter. More than this, however, Kimura’s work also captures a clear sense of the absurd irrationality, discomfort and uncertainty of contemporary society.
Many of his previous works sought to capture the human body as a material substance, depicting parts and fragments of his own body, or those of others. In recent years, as if to revolt against this tendency, Kimura began to show an interest in things with forms that cannot be found in the human body. He has produced a body of work portraying events and phenomena transpiring within our brains that bind and control our bodies in ways separate from our will and volition, experiences we have in our dreams, as well as invisible personal sensations that seem to be dictated by some rule or other.
This exhibition, Kimura’s first one-man presentation in four years, showcases a selection of new works based on images chosen from his voluminous sketchbook. Performances by the artist himself will also be given throughout the duration of the show. Please see our website for more details.
< Taiyo Kimura>
Born 1970 in Kanagawa Japan.
selected solo exhibitions：Branch Gallery North Carolina (2008)、Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada,(2007)、Yokohama portside gallery, Yokohama, Japan(2005)、Unpleasant Spaces” Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany (2004) selected group exhibitions：“MONANISM Opening Exhibition” Museum of Old and New Art, Australia(2011) “Identity VII” nca | nichido contemporary art、Tokyo (2011) “EMPORIUM” Leonardo da Vinci Museum, Milan (2009) “Laughing in a Foreign Language” Hayward gallery, London (2008) The 10thIstanbul Biennale, Turkey (2007) “Global Players” Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany (2006), Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina, (2010) (the exhibited works has collected) The exhibition is touring to Miami Art Museum, Miami(2012), The institute of contemporary art, Boston and now, exhibiting at Heny Art gallery in Seattle.
*The artist will be participate an artist in residence program in New York by AAC (Asian Cultural Council) grants from February 2013 for sixth month.
Fumihiko Sumitomo (curator)
Born 1971 in Tokyo.
He has organized the exhibition titled “Out the Window” which featured Korean, Chinese and Japanese artists at The Japan foundation Asia Center (2005), and “Possible Futures- Japanese Postwar art technology” which featured from postwar art to current trend at ICC(2005). Also he was involved the exhibition “Beautiful New world in China to introduce Japanese contemporary art (2007). In 2008, He organized the exhibition, Tadashi Kawamata: “Walkway” at MOT (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo), also he was director of Festival for Arts and Social Technology Yokohama (2009), and co- curator of Media City Seoul 2010.
Currently he is curator of curator of Aichi Triennale 2013, Beppu project (2012) and Maebashi Museum (tentative name)