Museion, Bolzano’ Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, is pleased to announce its highly anticipated exhibition devoted to the renowned Japanese artist, Shimabuku (b. 1969, Kobe, Japan). The exhibition is the artist’ first museum solo show in Italy as well as his most extensive European survey to date.
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This exhibition, titled Shimabuku: Me, We, draws inspiration from a saying by the world-
The exhibition will cover two floors of the Museion building and will showcase a variety of artworks dating from the early ’0s up until today, as well as pieces produced especially for this context. The third floor will display a retrospective “low of episodes,”without a linear chronology, while the fourth floor will feature a thematic combination between existing and new productions. Central to this selection is the pairing of different entities, such as objects, animals, fruit, histories, and global geographies. Shimabuku’ aesthetic vision blurs the lines between these subjects, creating a sense of mutual magnification. In Shimabuku’ realm, there is no polarity between inside and outside; instead, he seeks to explore the interactions between the two.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is Me, We (2023), a large sculptural installation produced in collaboration with the Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, and Ex-
Another new artwork displayed in the exhibition is Bed Peace (2023), a sculpture of a bed with two figures lying next to each other, made from the soil of different South Tyrolean valleys.
Exclusively for this exhibition, the artist has also developed, together with Mutina, a special art edition piece. This edition is part of the Mutina for Art project, organized by this well-
Curated by Bart van der Heide.
Exhibition 06 May -
39100 Bolzano (Italy).
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Shimabuku, Kaki and Tomato, 2008. C-