Book Reading Series

“Vent d’Est – Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, curated by Emiko Kato, room, Gentilly, France (October 27th – December 4th ).

 

There are different scenes that can be imagined by reading novels. These “scenes” are expressed in the Book Reading Series, which was first exhibited in 2000 at the alternative gallery, Room, in France.  Pieces such as architectural models and dollhouses were constructed using MDF boards and lacquer coating for color. The Book Reading Series is characterized by consisting only of simple colors that are not overstated. It furthermore captures only a single frame of time where no people or dolls exist, in return letting viewers experience a sense of reality in the pieces.

小説を読み、そのイメージした情景を表現する、ブック・リーディング・シリーズを2000年にフランスのオルタナティブスペースであるRoomにて初めて発表した。MDFボードにラッカー塗料にて色づけし、建築模型やドールハウスのようなオブジェを制作した。作り上げた立体作品は単一な色彩で場面描写の模型のみで、人物や人形も存在しない空間であるのは、鑑賞者へ現実の体験として体感してほしいためである。

Exhibition Review by Emiko Kato (Only Japanese)
http://www.dnp.co.jp/museum/nmp/artscape/war/0011/kato/kato.html

Room
http://www.home-room.org/

 

Installation View

Vent d’Est – Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition
October 28 – December 4, 2000
Place: room / Gentilly, FRANCE.

A Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami
2000
MDF, lacquer painting, plastic, wood  87×280×245mm

Ghosts – Paul Auster
2000
MDF, lacquer painting, plastic, wood  26.6×20×20cm