“Photographs turn stone monuments into mere stone, but even so people take them.”
Kota Takeuchi has searched for the stone monuments featured in photographs contained in a book he found in a library in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. This exhibition examines the differences between stone monuments and digital photography as media, and attempts to combine stone monuments with the idea of an art exhibition as a pilgrimage.
Kota Takeuchi (b. 1982) is interested in how we physically view and perform images of public landscapes, social events, and their memory. He works with painting and video in both gallery and public spaces. His recent work explores the relationships between media and social memory by revisiting historical monuments and modern industrial heritage. He is also a committee member of “Don’t Follow the Wind,” which is an exhibition project inside the Fukushima exclusion zone, and the representative of the so-called Finger-Pointing Worker, whose webcam performance in response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster quickly became iconic.
February 3rd – March 4th / 11:00–19:00
(closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays)
- SNOW Contemporary
- #404 Hayano Building 2-13-12, Nishi-Azabu, Minato, Tokyo 106-0031
- Tel: 03-6427-2511
- Admission free