Six contemporary Japanese artists practising in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Invisible Energy showcases the work of six contemporary Japanese artists practising in the aftermath of the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Japanese art has a sophisticated and nuanced aesthetic history dating back centuries, but the work in Invisible Energy also exists within a social situation that comes out of these recent disastrous events. Including performance, installation, community collaboration, video and comics, the exhibition seeks to link the resonant energy of the work to the energy that one experiences in a place like Tokyo.
Yoshinari Nishio visits Auckland to make a new version of his ongoing series Self Select for the exhibiiton. With a group of volunteers and mobile changing booths, he takes to the streets to meet passers-by and temporarily exchange clothes. Photographs of these encounters will be printed and displayed in the gallery, accumulating over the time he is in Auckland. Look for Yoshinari in and around Aotea Square on 5th March.
Curated by Naoko Horiuchi, Vera Mey and Charlotte Huddleston. Participating artists: Meiro Koizumi, Erika Kobayashi, Hiroharu Mori, Yoshinari Nishio, Nobuko Tsuchiya and Masahiro Wada.
Friday 20 February - Friday 27 March
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 12pm to 4pm
Image: Yoshinari Nishio, Gyo-Show 2014. Photograph: Yukinori Nishimoto
With support from Asia New Zealand Foundation, Japan Foundation and the New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme