Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto / 483 Nishigawa-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto #600-8325, Japan
December 17, 2010 – February 5, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, December 17, 18:00 - 20:00

“A utopia minus a bottom, a place where the machines are idle, and the sun has turned to glass […]” (Robert Smithson, "A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic", Artforum, October 1967)

Taka Ishii Gallery Kyoto is pleased to announce Aftermath, a group exhibition curated by Simon Castets. The exhibition is based upon the twofold definition of its title, Aftermath, and conveys the somber meaning of the word (the consequences or aftereffects of an event, esp. when unpleasant) while alluding to its auspicious second sense (new grass growing after mowing or harvest). Dwelling upon a narrative of destruction / creation, the show brings forth the dramatic potency of residual elements, ex nihilo construction and renascent forms.

The exhibition will feature work by:

In addition to works by the aforementioned, the exhibition features excerpts from Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1970) and the Lumière brothers' Demolition of a Wall (1896).


タカ・イシイギャラリー京都 / 〒600-8325 京都市下京区西側町483
2010年12月17日(金)- 2011年2月5日(土)
オープニング・レセプション:12月17日(金)18 – 20時

        ロバート・スミッソン 「A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic」 『Artforum』、1967年10月号 より