Moon, Potato, Swan and Sounds
Galeria Zero, Milan
Jun 1 - Jul 21, 2023
Shimabuku's (Kobe, Japan, 1969) work seeks to make the familiar strange and is often inspired by personal anecdotes, little details of nature, collective experiences or humorous and poetic discoveries made on his travels. His performances and installations propose new ways of life and new methods of communication.
By choosing the unpredictable as to the final form that his work will take, Shimabuku defines the process as a priority over the formal result. Meticulously produced and documented, his sculptural works, writings and photographs, videos and performances, reveal the modalities of their design and the important part left to chance. The works produced by Shimabuku are based on a profound attention to his environment, but also to the different contexts in which he is invited to exhibit.
“Conceptual art is often perceived as a purely intellectual pursuit. But I became aware of the possibility of making art from my heart. I try to think with my heart. I think about conceptual art that’s like music and can resonate with your feelings” -ShimabukuDiscover
Shimabuku’s work is often inspired by personal anecdotes, collective experiences or humorous discoveries made on his travels.Discover
A series of actions will take place outside the gallery space, in places such as the artists’ cities of residence or the locations where they happen to be during the length of the exhibition.Discover
Shimabuku’s Fish and Chips was first presented at Tate Liverpool for the 2006 International Biennial, where Shimabuku proposed a new vision of the British national dish.Discover
Nogueras Blanchard presents the first solo exhibition in Spain by Japanese artist Shimabuku (Kobe, 1969).Discover