Tuesday, April 14, 2009

project room: Teppei Kaneuji

Teppei Kaneuji, Teenage Fan Club#6, 2007
Yokohama Museum of Art shows first solo exhibition of a young artist Teppei Kaneuji. Since graduation from Kyoto City University of the Arts he has participating in many group exhibitions e.g. Unraveling and Revealing at MOT or All about laughter at Mori Art Museum. Kaneuji produces works by pasting together and assembling ready-made objects such as maps, musical instruments, toys and PET bottles. ' I don't feel you can state unequivocally that only stuff made from scratch is any good. There are so many interesting things around us, there have to be ways to use them. There's a certain pleasure from the process when different parts fit together' says the artist in the ARTiT interview.

The exhibition introduces some 120 works, including an over 10-meter-tall installation and the artist's first large scale video installation. To see artist at work on the exhibition check youtube.com

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