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Symbiosis 5 by Fuco Ueda, acrylic & shell powder on canvas, 2008 - click to enlarge
Fuco Ueda emailed me the other day about her upcoming exhibition in Tokyo this February. It's a bit premature, but hell knows, maybe you want to plan a trip there (I wouldn't blame you), so I'll post early.
To mark the publication of her art book Lucid Dream, Bunkamura Gallery has given her the opportunity to exhibit a selection of her oeuvre from the past few years in a solo show carrying the same title as the monograph.
Dream Passage by Fuco Ueda, acrylic & shell powder on canvas, 2008
Ranging from her early 2k works that were - despite the jolly pastel colours and kawaii protagonists - of a more auto-aggressive, sado-masochistic, darkly mythological and abysmal nature (lots of razor blades, strangulations, incarceration, isolation, badly healed animal-human hybrids, pyromaniacs, child pregnancy.... NICE!), to her more recent works that show an obsession with the ideas of symbiosis, fungi, sweets and saliva plus with the random cephalopod and eel still present, I can safely say that this show will provide enough eye candy for everyone.
The Dream That I Watched Sometime by Fuco Ueda, acrylic & modelling paste on canvas, 2004 - click to enlarge
Opening reception: Feb 5, 2011, 6 PM
On show: Feb 2 - Feb 13, 2011
Address: Bunkamura Gallery, 2- 24-1 Dougenzaka Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, tel: 03-3477-9174
Hours: 10 AM - 7.30 PM
Purchase Lucid Dreams monograph
In other spastically colourful news...
ii) Congratulations to Elmgreen & Dragset for winning next year's Forth Plinth commission with Powerless Structures, Fig. 101. It's reassuring to know that Olympic tourists will get to see subventioned borderline child pr0n. I guess. (¬_¬)
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