Chim ↑ Pom (formed 2005, Tokyo, Japan) is an artist collective with members Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno.
Responding instinctively to the “real” of their times, Chim ↑ Pom has continuously released works that intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages. In addition to participating in exhibitions throughout the world, they develop various independent projects.
In recent years, the group has realised projects in cities around the world, reflecting on the role of public space and borders. Why Open? brings together a selection of work from projects in the Fukushima Nuclear Zone, the U.S.– Mexico border and in Taiwan.
Why Open? testifies to the group’s openness to the world around them – in their 12 years as a collective, Chim↑Pom have continually placed themselves in complex situations and contested territories, in order to ask those difficult questions that others might not.
Chim ↑ Pom “Why Open?”
Date: 18th May – 7th July, 2018
Openi: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
Place: White Rainbow
Address: 47 Mortimer Street, London W1W 8HJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 1050