Venue [ The Triangle ]
Yahata Aki creates video works and video installations based on her own research and interviews. Her recent work, On this day, a day she wanted to live (2021) is a videowork that focuses on characters with multiple physicalities, including families who perpetrate crime and families who are victims of crime. The film brings to light aspects of today’s oppressive society by probing the complex inner workings of such figures. She is also currently interested in “the culture of eating by hand” and “disorders of taste and smell,” and is engaged in producing new artworks through her research. Yahata’s works visualize the invisible ties in contemporary society by connecting, through the framework of installations, things that are difficult to place alongside one another in the real world. This exhibition will introduce the artist’s attempt to deeply and gently shake the viewer through these connections.
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 expressions from Kyoto.
Hicosaka Toshiaki, May 31 (Tue.) – September 25 (Sun.), 2022
Fujita Sae, October 8 (Sat.), 2022 – January 29 (Sun.), 2023
Yahata Aki, February 14 (Tue.) – May 28 (Sun.), 2023
- February 14 (Tue.) - May 28 (Sun.), 2023
- The Triangle
- Closed on
- Mondays (except public holidays)
Born in Tokyo in 1985 and raised in Hokkaido. Completed an MFA in the Department of Inter-media Art at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2020, she established HENKYO.studio in Kyoto City, where she has been based ever since. Solo exhibitions include The Earthly Paradise Vol.7 Aki Yahata (gallery αM, 2014) and On this day, a day she wanted to live (HENKYO.studio, 2021). Major group exhibitions include Roppongi Crossing (Mori Art Museum, 2010), Journey to the West (Lalit Kala Akademi, 2012), and Landscape for Wavering (Kyoto Art Center, 2019).