Miyaki Ana: Bonding the Body
Venue [ The Triangle ]
Miyaki Ana treats her own body as the material for her practice in which she presents installations and performances with herself in the exhibition space. Deriving her work from everyday changes or conflict with life, she explores the interaction that arises between substance and the body.
This exhibition includes performances every Sunday, attempting through the artworks to visualize the forces that crisscross between the artistʼs own body and such objects as iron, cloth, and clay. What this unexpectedly reveals are our stereotypical images of the body: strength and frailty, femininity and masculinity, ugliness and beauty. Witness her search for a genuine physicality, one that is warmer, vulnerable, and very much not the “ideal” body.
The Triangle is a space newly created for the reopening of the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art. It aims to nurture emerging artists, especially those associated with Kyoto, and to provide opportunities for museum visitors to experience contemporary art. In order to connect the artist, museum, and viewer in a triangle and deepen those connections, the space hosts an eponymous series of special exhibitions and presents new artistic expression from Kyoto.
- June 29 – October 10, 2021
- The Triangle
- Closed on
- Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
- Free admission
Born in 1993 in Osaka Prefecture, Miyaki Ana studied performance at the Royal College of Art in London in 2016 and completed a masterʼs degree majoring in sculpture at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2018. She is currently based in Kyoto Prefecture. Her recent major exhibitions include The Analogical Mirrors (Yamanaka Suplex, 2020), transmit program 2020 (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, 2020), and Open Call for Art Project Ideas 2018 (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2018). Her accolades include the Kyoto City University of Arts Annual Exhibition 2017 Origin Prize and the 2014 Kyoto City University of Arts Incentive Award.
- Organizer: The City of Kyoto
- Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, Fiscal Year 2021
- Cooperation: HAPS
Digital catalogue of Miyaki Ana: Bonding the Body, the fifth exhibition at The Triangle, is now available on the museum’s website free of charge. The PDF publication contains an essay by the curator in charge of the exhibition and numerous installation views of The Triangle and Northwest Entrance. The museum will continue to publish digital catalogues for the exhibition series to archive activities at The Triangle.
Date of publication: February 2022
Published by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Price: Free of charge
Edited by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art