Tokyo, Japan, February 03, 2021 --(PR.com
)-- As the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the nation, artists began to reexamine upon their roles and began to take active responsibility. As the first instalment to two exhibitions in support of the East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction, To Remember-Who am I? presents the audio and video installation by the artist unit Kosai Hori + Erize Hori. Urging viewers to reflect upon how society imposes itself onto individuals, the installation compels spectators to question what sort of ‘life’ these artists are trying to express and convey as ideas are forged for the new age.
The Work: Kosai Hori + Erize Hori, To Remember- Who am I?
The exhibition presents a new version of the 2019 To Remember- Who am I? installation, which was exhibited at the Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels. This work manifests the emotions and feelings the artist unit, “Kosai Hori + Erize Hori” experienced at a devastated site a month following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Enveloping the venue in video and sound, the installation constructs an illusion of an extra-dimensional space and draws participants into its own isolated universe. Through this experience, viewers are brought to question what their ideas of “life” is, and what their role should be in the future, 10 years following the disaster.
The Artist Unit: Kosai Hori + Erize Hori
The unit began working together in the 1970s and, following a writer's block, developed "Unit 00", a 3-man group with Minoru Hatanaka, in 1998. They exhibited in various events, such as ATTITUDE2002 at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto in 2002, and the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in 2003 and 2006.
Compelled by the impact of the 2011 earthquake, Kosai Hori + Erize Hori formed and continues to actively produce works.
Exhibition Title｜To Remember- Who am I?
Dates｜ February 13 (Sat)- March 26 (Fri), 2021. 11am to 7pm (Closed on Mondays and Sundays)
Venue｜Space√K (√K Contemporary B1F, 6 Minamicho, Shinjuku-ku)*
Admittance Fee｜800 yen (Part of the proceeds will be donated towards supporting the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction)
Organizer｜Japan Art Inheritance Association
Co-operators｜Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels, Mizuma Art Gallery and SEI-RIN Co., Ltd.
Technical Support｜Tomotaro Kaneko and Keisuke Tanaka
Exhibition URL: https://root-k.jp/exhibitions_en/kosai-hori_erize-hori_to- remember-who-am-i
*√K Contemporary is owned and operated by SEI-RIN Co., Ltd.
Visitation and Entry
Visitors will be asked o co-operate with temperature checks, hand sanitization and mask-wearing to uphold countermeasures against the coronavirus. To avoid overcrowding, admission might be temporarily restricted. They ask for your understanding and thank you for your co-operation.
Interrelated Kosai Hori Exhibitions｜Kosai Hori from his Earliest to his Latest Works
Kosai Hori Early to Recent Works
Exhibition Title｜Kosai Hori Retrospective
Schedule｜February 13 (Sat) to March 6 (Sat) 11am to 7pm (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)
Venue｜ √K Contemporary (Root K Contemporary)
Address: 6 Minamicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0836
Tel: (+81) (0)3-6280-8808
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ｜ URL: https://root-k.jp/en
Co-operator｜Mizuma Art Gallery
Exhibition URL｜https://root-k.jp/exhibitions_en/ kosai-hori-retrospective/
Kosai Hori Exhibition of New Works
Exhibition Title｜Touching so close and having an openness
Schedule｜February 24 (Wed) - 27 March 27 (Sat), 2021. Open 12am-6pm (Reservations Required)
Venue｜Mizuma Art Gallery
Address: 2F Kagura Bldg., 3-13 Ichigayatamachi Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0843
Tel: +81 (0)3-3268-2500 / URL: https://mizuma-art.co.jp/en
The Second Installment｜Tomohiro Muda, "Icons of Time 2021"
As the second part to this series, an exhibition of the photographer Tomohiro Muda's works will be held. The exhibition will display the photographs from Muda's book, "Icons of Time: Memories of the Tsunami that Struck Japan," which records found objects swept away by the tsunami. The exhibition is to be held from March 11, 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake.