Sat, Oct 7, 2017 - Sun, Jan 28, 2018
Two eye-catching sculptures reside outside of Towada Art Center, nestled high up between two of the museum’s galleries. Flying Man and Hunter , one of the more curious pieces in the Towada Art Center’s permanent collection, is the work of Morikita Shin, whose latest works were on display in “Ever Present Figures,” his first solo exhibition at a museum. Morikita carefully examines a space and, with impeccable balance, presents simple paintings and sculptures that highlight the characteristics of different materials. A web of relationships hangs somewhere in the middle of the exhibition space, enveloping “Ever Present Figures” in a sense of poetic humor. In such uncertain and stifling times, this exhibition was an opportunity to pause for a moment and see oneself and one’s surroundings in a new light.
stranger in blue
(Acrylic on cotton), 2017, 130cm x 80cm
Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1969. Shin Morikita graduated from Aichi University of Arts, Department of Sculpture, and currently lives and works in Tajimi City in Gifu Prefecture. A prominent painter and sculptor, he produces art around motifs like people and houses. His work has been shown at exhibitions throughout the world, including 2009 exhibition Kami. Silence – Action: Japanese Contemporary Art on Paper (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany), Aichi Triennale 2016 – Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan (Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, and other sites in Aichi, Japan), and most recently so alone (Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2017). His humorous pair of sculptures, Flying Man and Hunter, is part of the Towada Art Center permanent collection.
Towada Art Center
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Mondays (except for National Holidays, in which case the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday)
Open October 9, 2017 and January 8, 2018.
Closed December 25, 2017 through January 1, 2018 for year-end holidays.
Exhibition + Permanent Collection: 1,000 yen
Exhibition only: 600 yen
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
High school students and younger: Free
Towada Art Center
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