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"Blind Bomb, filmed by a Bat" (2019)  
"Blind Boming+"
Kota Takeuchi
2019.4.17 Fri. - 6.27 Sat.


■ Kota Takeuchi / "Blind Bombing+"

ARTS ISOZAKI is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Kota Takeuchi entitled "Blind Bombing +" from April 17 (Fri) to June 27 (Sat).
Takeuchi was born in 1982 and graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008 with a degree in Advanced Art Expression. Takeuchi's previous works include "Open Secret" (2012, SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo), which highlights the awareness of the viewer of the disaster and the self-consciousness of the anonymous artist as a proxy for a worker who suddenly appeared on the monitor of a live camera in Fukushima nuclear power plant; "Sight Consuming Shadow" (2013, Mori Museum, Fukushima), which traces memories carved into artifacts; "Eyes on Hand" (2014, SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo), which captures the landscape of our hands (mobile devices) acquiring information; and "Photographs turn stone monuments into mere stone, but even so people take them." (2017, SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo), which shows the nature of media and the nature of human memory by tracing a tour of stone monuments found in books found in a library in Iwaki City in Fukushima .
In 2017, as part of the Asian Cultural Council's Japan-U.S. Arts Exchange Program, Takeuchi spent about six months in the U.S. to visit former nuclear development facilities and conduct research related to the U.S.-Japan War, creating a film entitled "Blind Bomb, filmed by a Bat" about the history of balloon bombs dropped by the Japanese military from 1944 to the following year during World War II. In this exhibition, we will show the work that was first shown at SNOWContemporary (Tokyo) in 2019 and has become a hot topic. In addition, two new photographic works will be presented.
"The Blind Bomb, filmed a Bat" is a film based on in-depth fieldwork between Japan and the United States. If you haven't seen this work before, this is your chance to see the exhibition "The Blind Bombing +"



■ New Space Open

We are opening a new art space "Arts Isozaki" to present contemporary art in Mito city, Ibaraki prefecture.
The space which renovated the building is re-borned into an attractive gallery space which has both a rough appearance with a shutter at the entrance and a sophisticated sharp interior.
In the city of Mito where Contemporary Art Center, ART TOWER MITO which has been showing a lot of cutting edge contemporary art exists, we will introduce contemporary artists who are active in Japan and abroad, and art works and performances derived from street cultures.
For the grand opening from September 16 (Sun), we will hold a solo exhibition "A Hole, and You" by contemporary artist Yosuke Amemiya who were born in Mito city.
Yosuke Amemiya is an artist attracting attention from home and abroad, currently lives in Berlin, produces works that promote reconsideration of the boundaries of the world using various methods such as sculpture, video installation, performance, etc.
In this exhibition, Amemiya will present a work that further develops Amemiya's recent activities, and will make a new work that responds to the space.
We are sincerely looking forward to your visit to Arts Isozaki.




Address:1-4-17 Sannomaru Mito-city, Ibaraki
Opens on Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays
Opening hours:13:00-18:00
Admission free

Opening Reception:
2019.04.19(Fri) 17:00-19:00 at ARTS ISOZAKI

"A Hole, and You"
by Yosuke Amemiya


2018.9.16 Sun. - 11.11 Sun.
Open Hours: 15:00 - 18:00
*Admission free / Open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Opening Reception : 9.15 Sat 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Arts Isozaki


Address: 1-4-17 Sannomaru Mito-city, Ibaraki, Japan


ARTS ISOZAKI Director Hiroya Isozaki
Tel : 070-2800-9585
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