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Bushiro Mohri solo exhibition in Gunma, Japan


WAGON is delighted to announce Bushiro Mohri: ‘Message from Mr. A, No 4’ – Work and Document. This exhibition will be held at AIS GALLERY in Gunma, Japan as part of CONCEPT SPACE The 35th Anniversary Programme No.2・AIS GALLERY 2016 Project No.17・【Born in 1982 – 1】.

Mohri_DM_URABushiro Mohri (1923-2004) is one of the most distinguished sculptors in postwar Japan. This exhibition focuses upon his previously unexhibited work including plans, notes, and objects that seem to inspire the approach towards his later metal works.

Born in Tokyo in 1923. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1943. Started artistic career in the early 50’s and played an active role in the Japanese art scene, exhibiting at a number of high-profile venues including The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and The 5th Sao Paulo Biennial. From early 1964, however, Mohri suddenly stopped presenting new works in public and went very quiet for nearly 20 years until 1983. Moved to rural Kurobe in Toyama Prefecture from the middle of Tokyo in 1992 for larger studio space and started creating new works using industrial lathe machines on a full scale. After a major solo exhibition showing 111 works including later metal practices at The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama in 1999, his work has returned to public prominence but still remains enigmatic.

Bushiro Mohri: ‘Message from Mr. A, No 4’ – Work and Document
curated by Naoko Mabon
30 September – 10 October 2016
AIS GALLERY (1763-12, Shibukawa, Shibukawa-city, Gunma 377-0008 Japan)
1-7pm (open everyday during the exhibition period, admission free)

Curator’s talk and open discussion: 8, 9 and 10 Oct 2016 from 3pm each day (free, no booking required)

Supported by THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION and Terumo Foundation for Life Sciences and Arts.
Cooperation: Coelacanth – Bushiro Mohri Memorial Museum

A brochure was designed and printed to accompany the showcase. Please visit here for more details.