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Installation view at ART BASEL Hong Kong 2018. Courtesy of MORI YU GALLERY

Capsule will be held CHAOSMOS, a solo exhibition of Masayuki Kawai who creates video works in a unique and philosophical style from 22nd February to 22nd March, 2020.


Masayuki Kawai is gaining reputation abroad in such settings as ART BASEL Hong Kong 2018 and TAIPEI DANGDAI 2020 in recent years. In this solo exhibition, under the theme of CHAOSMOS – the fusion of chaos and cosmos – we exhibit an exemplary series of his works that use ‘video feedback’ created by analog devices.

Kawai, also a theorist, understands the ‘analog’ as the essence of video which is subject to every chance and change, opposing it to the digital which formulaically utilizes signal while excluding noise. Each of Kawai’s works, by using analog circuits, is a kind of living system, changing infinitely and never repeating an instant. They elicit the pleasure of eternally mutating images that appear as cosmos in the finite world yet are open to infinite chaos: chaosmos.

Masayuki Kawai “CHAOSMOS”
Date: 22nd February – 22nd March, 2020
Open: 12:00 – 19:00 (Open only Saturday and Sunday)
Address: B1F, 2-7-12 Ikejiri, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 6413 8055

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