Rokko Meets Art 2019
13th September ~ 24th November 2019
okko Meets Art 2019" is an exhibition of modern art held on the summit of Mt. Rokko located in the port city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture (next to Osaka Prefecture). In this the 10th anniversary exhibition, exhibits by artists from Japan and overseas active in various genres will make use of the alluring scenery of Mt. Rokko. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy and appreciate the exhibits in a relaxed picnic mood, and at night, you can enjoy what is said to be the "$10 million night view".
Tiger House AIR : Work in Progress YUSUKE WAKATA
Tiger House AIR : Work in Progress
24th March - 16th June 2019
Room 108, No 3, Lane 1363, Central Fuxing Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China 200031
Shun Art Gallery
GlogauAIR Open Studio
GlogauAIR Open Studio
14th and 15th December 2018
Glogauer Str. 16, 10999 Berlin
While focusing on the space and the objects in our daily lives, Wakata has produced works which alter fixed idea derived from our unconscious. Wakata tries to merge the disciplines of design and fine arts, and aims to produce works that make use of characteristics of both.
What we call space, people, and things are all kinds of phenomenon, which are only fragments of memory. It is with this in mind that Wakata creates his research-based and site-specific works. Selecting a story and a person specific to Berlin, Wakata arrived at the story of a person who was killed by the border patrol attempting to cross the Berlin wall. He printed this important historical person’s face on polyester film, proceeding to cut his picture into pieces, folding them into a petal-like shapes. The series of acts that reconstruct photos makes the boundary ambiguous between our memory and things that exist. So this art work expresses his belief that both existence and memory are uncertain..
Yusuke Wakata, <WhiteBoxLab> Artist in Residence | Exhibition
September 11-13, 2018
“Scrape and build-up” has been, through his late Summer residency, a coinage and actual method Yusuke Wakata has employed as foil in developing his photographic bas-relief artwork. In his eyes, it parallels that of building cities where a mixture of human methods attached to myriad of mix-and-match material elements results in depersonalized hybrid buildings and disjointed environments. The end result—as the artist sees it—has culminated in existentially dreadful dwelling localities, where one is unable to enjoy and dream of a bright, utopian future. In order to redeem himself, Wakata expresses this feeling of chaos, confusion and nothingness in the process of artmaking.
Being an active artist in Tokyo, he has witnessed a constant and senseless destruction paired to an aesthetically atrocious, unregulated and unlimited growth. Images of Tokyo’s dystopia he now parallels to those he sees happening in New York City, a permeating experience inspiring and guiding his disciplined work.
August 17- 24
Opening : August 17 (6pm-7:30pm)
Cafe Grumpy Fashion District