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HIROTO KITAGAWA "ARTIFICIAL WORLD II: SUSPENDED BEING"

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Ceramic Disc / 2013 / 174x174x43(h)cm / Ceramic, aluminum, stainless and rubber

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP will present Hiroto Kitagawa’s solo exhibition “Artificial World II: Suspended Beings.” This exhibition, which showcases Kitagawa’s latest work and is his second exhibition at our gallery, draws on traditional Japanese techniques in its use of glazes, while at the same time exploring new possibilities in sculpture via the unique form of the disc.

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Kitagawa’s works use acrylics to add life to the most primitive of media –clay – in order to depict people living in the present day, with some of these works featured at an exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. So far in his New Type and Post New Type series, Kitagawa has explored through sculpture the theme of the young generation in Japan’s contemporary society and the way the youth evolve in order to survive in a new age in the midst of social instability. Unlike Kitagawa’s previous exhibitions of which people were the motifs, this new series takes on what is a unique form in sculpture – the disc.

Hiroto Kitagawa Solo Exhibition “Artificial World II: Suspended Being”
Date: November 2nd – 30th, 2013
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00(Saturday till 17:00)
Closed on Sunday, Monday, Holidays)
Place: Tokyo Gallery+BTAP
Address: 7F, 8-10-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3 3571 1808
http://www.tokyo-gallery.com

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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