Kensuke Sembo and Yae Akaiwa came together to form exonemo in 1996, the year after Windows 95 had been released, when internet culture had begun to permeate society at large. They are one of the first of a generation of artists who were initially active on the internet, and gradually widened the sphere of their activities to real (as opposed to virtual) space. Over the course of the subsequent twenty years, they have remained at the forefront, continuing to present cutting-edge works.
For this solo exhibition, exonemo will create a ‘sliced space’ within the gallery, featuring both representative works from their oeuvre thus far, as well as new works.
exonemo’s work has been exhibited at major festivals and museums in Japan, including the Ebisu Film Festival, the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), the Art Tower Mito and the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM). In 2019, they surprised the world with a project to hijack the website of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
exonemo “Slice of the universe”
Date: February 22nd – March 28th, 2020
Hours: 11:30 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: MASAHIRO MAKI GALLERY, Tokyo
Address: 4-11-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo