As its very first exhibition curation project, WAGON is currently underway in developing an exhibition for Japanese, US-based artist Kaori Yamashita. The project will invite Kaori for a short stay in Aberdeen to create a new site-specific installation relating to the city.
She is known for site-specific installations, which involve placing carefully selected found/ready-made objects, sculptural pieces and other elements in a space. The relationships between these objects always seem extremely delicate and fragile – with a feeling of, in the artist’s own words “sensations of collapse”.
Such an installation would be in stark contrast to the security of Aberdeen’s granite buildings, so would show another side to world in which we believe and live, and bring up a debate about the vulnerability of our society.
The further details about the exhibition will be updated on WAGON website in due course.
About the artist:
Born in Kagawa, Japan 1978. Graduated from Tama Art University, Tokyo in 2002. As well as exhibiting nationally/internationally at venues including P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York, USA), Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (Aomori, Japan) and Uijae Art Museum (Gwangju, South Korea), Kaori has won a number of opportunities for art-in-residency in various countries such as South Korea, USA, Japan and Germany. Currently in the artist-in-residence programme at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin until March 2015. Philip Morris K.K Art Award 2002 Grand Prix winner. Based in Tokyo and Berlin.