Past Exhibitions

Yuko Mohri: Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance

Oct 27th, 2018 - Mar 24th, 2019


Yuko Mohri, born 1980 in Kanagawa, Japan, is an installation artist whose creative process transforms entire spaces into artwork. She recasts reconfigured everyday items like dusters, spoons, and empty cans and reveals intangible forms of energy such as electricity, magnetism, and wind. Mohri’s works exhibit strange movement, almost as if the objects themselves are living, breathing beings. Other times, her objects seem possessed by a larger force beyond
human control.

At the Towada Art Center, she exhibits a new large-scale, sound-based assemblage inspired by movements such as spirals, spins, and swirls as seen on different scales, such as in ammonites and multi-stranded wires and cables. Her works can be symbolic of the orbit of celestial bodies, and, at the same time, reveal aspects of large social movements.

In addition to video and prints, Mohri also brings contingency and improvisation into her installations to form ecosystems that are entirely her own, captivating museum-going audiences both at home and abroad.

Photo image:Installation view from If sealed up inside a grave, at least be as quiet as a grave for V.T.
2018, photo by Kuniya Oyamada

Exhibition Preview




Yuko Mohri: Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance


Oct 27th, 2018 - Mar 24th, 2019


Towada Art Center
Central Towada


9:00-17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)


except for National Holidays, in which case the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday
*Closed December 25, 2018 through January 1, 2019 for year-end holidays


Exhibition + Permanent Collection: 1,200 yen
Exhibition only: 800 yen
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
High school students and younger: Free

Organized by

Towada Art Center

Financial Support by

Asahi Group Arts Foundation

Endorsed by

To-o Nippo Press, The Daily-Tohoku Shimbun Inc., Aomori Broadcasting Cooperation, Aomori Television
Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., & Towada City Board of Education

Curated by

Kodama Kanazawa

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