Yusuke Wakata surprised curator Sato when he picked up trash on the streets of Manhattan and asked to spontaneously create with it a giant masterpiece of this island, outside the gallery on a chain link fence. Downstairs, a much smaller Tokyo map made out of delicately folded photographs of that metropolis similarly circumscribe an outline of those city limits. Both pieces merge place, artist, and process into an ongoing collaboration reminiscent of the French Situationists.
I will exhibit at gallery in Lower East Side. Please come if you have a chance. "Forsaking Pop: A New Art Generation from Japan" July 16-24 (Opening July 17, 6-8pm), curated by Kyoko Sato at WhiteBox. http://whiteboxnyc.org/exhibit/forsaking-pop-new-art-generation-japan/