Presentation by Yusuke Aonuma, Tokyo Midtown grand prize winner

February 19, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, Room 101

"Experimentation is a crucial part of my making and it often informs me of what to do next." Yusuke Aonuma, Tokyo Midtown 2018 grand prize winner

Yusuke Aonuma gives a presentation on his art projects and current works. His exhibition, "Experiment and Awareness," on view in the Commons Gallery, Art Building, UHM. He is using local plants and seeds as part of his work. He asks visitors to help him create one of his artworks.

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.

"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."

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
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