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Yusuke Aonuma: Experiment and Awareness

February 12, 2019 - February 20, 2019
Mānoa Campus, ART Building, Commons Gallery

"Experimentation is a crucial part of my making and it often informs me of what to do next." Yusuke Aonuma

This exhibition highlights the work of Yusuke Aonuma, grand prize winner of the Tokyo Midtown 2018 annual art and design competition. Aonuma uses dandelion (tanpopo タンポポ ) to form three-dimensional geometric and architectural structures. He also incorporates local plants and seeds into one of his works. Aonuma is asking visitors to help create one of his artworks.

Cities undergo constant renewal. Their cityscapes change with time, and have always brought changes to the time we spend and the places we spend it in. But no land was ever created to become a city. A city is the result of an expansion that happens with repeated construction and demolition of buildings. I planted the fluff from dandelions to express this constant renewal. Tiny, delicate buildings fervently stand up, and eventually become a city. Even if they fall down, they can be reborn if someone replants them. Cities do not belong to any one person, they constantly renew themselves with time.

The artist will be working in the Commons Gallery:

Tues., Feb. 12, 10:00 – 12:00; 1:00 – 6:00

Wed., Feb. 13, 10:30 – 12:00; 1:00 – 6:00

Thurs, Feb. 14, 1:00 – 6:00

Fri., Feb. 15. 10:00 – 12:00; 1:00 – 6:00

Sat., Feb. 16, closed

Sun., Feb. 17, 12:00 – 4:00

Mon., Feb. 18, closed (Presidents’ Day holiday)

Tues., Feb. 19, 10:00 – 12:00; 1:00 – 6:00

Wed., Feb. 20, 10:00 – 12:00; 1:00 – 6:00

Artist Bio:

Born 1989 in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. Lives in Tokyo.

2012 Graduated from Department of Industrial, Interior, and Craft Design at Musashino Art University Faculty of Arts

2016 Completed course in design at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts


Ticket Information
Admission is free. Parking fees may apply.

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-8364, gallery@hawaii.edu, https://hawaii.edu/art/yusuke-aonuma/

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