Spotlight: Motoyuki Shitamichi

September 19, 2020
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Motoyuki Shitamichi

Saturday, September 19, 6 PM EDT

Join us for the latest installment of Spotlight, our new online series with artists. We invite you to virtually visit Naoshima island, known as an unparalleled art destination in the Seto Inland Sea of southern Japan. Artist Motoyuki Shitamichi, who is based on the island, will lead a tour at the site of his ongoing project Setouchi “Hundred Years’ Tourism” Museum. The project takes on the format of an open-archive, compiling a survey of ephemera the artist has gathered from local communities, bearing witness to the island’s residents and their collective personal history.

Shitamichi’s practice often begins as years-long research undertakings, and he employs various media such as photography, video, installations comprised of found objects, and workshops. He represented the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennial (2019) and received the inaugural Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (2019-2021) as the leading artist in his emerging generation. Yukie Kamiya, Gallery Director, will moderate in Japanese (consecutive English interpretation will be provided).

Program Details: To RSVP, please send your full name, email address, and phone number to [email protected]. The Zoom link will be sent one day before the event.

This event is part of the Spotlight series, highlighting artists and their practices through featured studio tours, live demos, Q&As, and more, exclusively for Japan Society membersNot a member? Join today to enjoy this studio tour, along with other upcoming Members-only virtual events!

Image: Motoyuki Shitamichi Setouchi " " Museum (exterior), 2019, Photography by Shintaro Miyawaki, Image courtesy of the artist; Inset © Satoko Imazu.
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • 6:00 pm