KEN NAKAHASHI is pleased to present Waiting for, a solo exhibition by Yuki Harada, to be held from March 11th (Fri) until April 10th (Sun), 2022.
The CG animation work Waiting for (2021), previously exhibited at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and the Kyoto Art Center, will be exhibited in full 4K resolution for the first time ever.
In this work, an imaginary landscape in which nothing happens everlastingly is presented. Harada, who was influenced by the trend of CG expression known as "Renderporn," saw in this work "a seemingly slow moving fluctuation."
On the other hand, the artist, who has felt the "anxiety of something big about to happen" in the world in recent years, found similarities with such "anxiety" in the "fluctuation" of renderporn, and has come to create Waiting for, which continues to convey a premonition of over 33 hours and 19 minutes.
As the whole world is in the midst of great change, we hope that you will examine this work and listen to its murmuring voices.
Born 1989 in Yamaguchi. Artist. Received M.F.A. in Inter-Media Art from Tokyo National University of the Arts.
Using widely recognized visual culture as a motif, Yuki Harada explores the viewpoints from which "landscapes" rise in our time, challenging the physical, cognitive, and emotional limits of human beings.
Major solo exhibitions include Unreal Ecology (Kyoto Art Center, 2022), Aperto 14: Yuki Harada Waiting for (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2021), One Million Seeings (KEN NAKAHASHI, 2019), and major edited books include Essays on works and reception of Lassen in Japan (Film Art, 2013).
From March 29 (Tue), Dokokade? Genbi Video Art Project Yuki Harada will be held at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Tsurumi Branch 101.
- Title: Waiting for
- Period: March 11 (Fri)–April 10 (Sun), 2022
- Hours: Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat, Sun 11:00-17:00
- No prior reservation is required
- 1989 Born in Yamaguchi
- 2013 Bachelor, Musashino Art University
- 2016 Master, Tokyo University of the Arts
- 2021 Fellow, Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists
- Artwork, Kohkoku [Advertising] Vol.414, Hakuhodo, Tokyo, 2020
- Essays on works and reception of Lassen in Japan, Film Art, Tokyo, 2013
- Interview by Ksenia Rundin, ODALISQUE Magazine, 2020
- Interview by Takuya Nakao, Bijutsu Techo, Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 2018