DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA will be presenting a solo exhibition titled “Elemnts” of works by Akiyoshi MISHIMA. He is an up-and-coming young creator who works greatly on his own solo-project, while working on various activities as a member of an artwork group ENLIGHTENMENT.
In this exhibition “Elements”, MISHIMA attempts to consider the possibility of the world harmonization, inspired by the traditional Chinese philosophy Wu Xing (five phases). Wu Xing describes everything with five elements; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. The controlling idea of Wu Xing is the cycle of generation of “Water destroys Fire, Fire destroys Metal, Metal destroys Wood, Wood destroys Earth, and Earth destroys Water.” Focusing on the interactive relationships between phenomena, MISHIMA creates an image for a vision of the future world by those five figural images and an experimental installation as an embodiment of the idea.
Akiyoshi MISHIMA / Elements
Date: August 30th to November 9th, 2008
Holidays: Non-regular Holiday
Place: DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA
Address: 6-3-3, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Text: yurie hatano