Special feature exhibition｜Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi, Rafaël Rozendaal
7 September - 5 October, 2019
Takuro Someya Contemporary Art is pleased to announce special feature
Mai Yamashita＋Naoto Kobayashi
Mai Yamashita (b. 1976, Chiba, Japan) and Naoto Kobayashi (b.1974, Chiba, Japan) met at high school and began working together officially in 2001. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, they moved to Germany and participated in residency programs at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2010), ISCP (NY, 2011), MuseumsQuartier (Wien, 2014) among others, and currently live and work in Chiba, Japan.
Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (FIN, 2006); MARCO Vigo (ESP, 2010); Aichi Triennale (JP, 2010); Kunsthalle Göttingen (solo, DE, 2011); MOCA Taipei (TW, 2011); Yokohama Triennale (JP, 2011); Operacity Art Gallery, Tokyo (JP, 2013); Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (NL, 2013); Oyama City Kurumaya Museum of Art, Tochigi (solo, JP, 2015); Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Ibaraki (JP,2015).
Rafaël Rozendaal (b. 1980, the Netherlands):
Coined a pioneer in the net art scene, Rozendaal is a Dutch-Brazilian artist who uses the internet as both his studio and canvas. While he initially gained global prominence from his websites, Rozendaal has creatively utilized the internet—“the universal library”—to transcend these digital works into the physical world, be it his lenticular paintings, tapestries, and web installations.
In 2018, Rozendaal held his first solo museum exhibition GENEROSITY Towada Art Center in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Currently, his “Abstract Browsing” tapestry series—which has been acquired by the Whitney collection—is included in Whitney Museum of American Art Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018 until April 14, 2019.
“Special feature exhibition｜ Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi, Rafaël Rozendaal ”
Exhibition Period: Saturday, September 7 – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Open: Tue, Wed, Thu + Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.｜Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Closed: Sun, Mon, and National Holidays
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