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Fuco Ueda's "Lucid Dream" at Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo

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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

Press release | Flyer

Purchase Lucid Dreams monograph

Artist's website

Fuco Ueda on the WurzelForum I II

In other spastically colourful news...

i) Why not colour in this Julian Assange picture book over the weekend? (thanks, klav!)

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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5 comments to " Fuco Ueda's "Lucid Dream" at Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo "

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Elmgreen & Dragset, David Shrigley et al. at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen says:

    [...] young art, so I am therefore very glad to make an exception with the Odd Size group show featuring Forth Plinth commission-winning couple Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Peter Land, David Shrigley, Jonathan Monk and Jens [...]

    February 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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    AkaTako says:

    I was so excited when I received her books - I had a terrible time narrowing down the number of scans to put on my site!

    February 16th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    I saw that you posted about it on FB. So exciting! will definitely get it from you sometime in the hopefully not so distant future! Hope all is well. x

    February 16th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

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