Exhibition 2018


Open: 11:00-19:00 *Closed on Sun, Mon and National holiday


Opening Reception:

    NANZUKA is pleased to present "Architecture Anomalies," an exhibition of new works by American artist Daniel Arsham. This show marks the artist's second solo presentation with the gallery, and is one of two concurrent exhibitions held in collaboration with Galerie Perrotin Tokyo.

    Arsham was born in 1980 in Ohio, United States, and currently lives and works in New York. His works are founded upon the concept of "Fictional Archaeology," and consist of a diverse variety of mediums ranging from sculpture, painting, installation, to performance. Arsham's work has been shown in numerous museums and international exhibitions throughout the world including the PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Athens Bienniale in Athens, Greece, The New Museum In New York, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California and Carré d'Art de Nîmes, France. In recent years Arsham has also actively produced film works including a series of short films entitled, "Future Relic."

    As suggested by the title "Architecture Anomalies," the exhibition comprises a selection of Arsham's new works based on the theme of "structures that contain phenomena which cause deviations and deflections unexplainable on grounds of scientific common sense or principles." In his solo exhibition "Moving Architecture" (VDNKh, Moscow) presented at last year's Moscow Biennale, Arsham drew attention for his large-scale sculptural installations that symbolically represent the series featured in this exhibition.

    Arsham continues to seek out devices for creating unreality through constantly continuing to explore and experiment with new materials. These endeavors derive from Arsham's interest in architecture and the environment (earth science) as also observed in his activities as a co-organizer of the architectural project unit, Snarkitecture. From stairs that lead to nowhere to trees encompassing artificial structures, Arsham carefully uncovers spaces and time where one is confused, or can expect to encounter a certain sense of confusion.

    This exhibition centers on a series of installation works including an eroded wall, a cloth assimilating into the wall, and a piece of cloth that on its own serves to suggest a sense of physicality. Such works reflect Arasham's interests and research on the theme of relationships between space and artwork, as well as well as between our visual perception and physical sensations.

    An opening reception with the artist will be held on May 23 (Wed) from 17:00 concurrently to the exhibition opening of Galerie Perrotin Tokyo.

    May 23 - June 30, 2018

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