11.09. — 16.10.2021


蜉蝣 KAGERO Mayfly

蜉蝣 KAGERO Mayfly - Japanese: Kagero - is the program for Mikikio Sato Gallery's upcoming exhibition. From Sept. 11 to Oct. 16th it will feature objects, videos, films and photographs by Shingo Yoshida and Ken Matsubara. While Shingo's work has already been shown several times in exhibitions at the gallery, the internationally renowned artist Ken Matsubara is making his first appearance in Hamburg. Characteristic of both artists is that their works refer to the fleeting nature of all earthly existence. Shingo by telling about cultural myths and legends attached to time, which he encounters ... read more
蜉蝣 KAGERO Mayfly - Japanese: Kagero - is the program for Mikikio Sato Gallery's upcoming exhibition. From Sept. 11 to Oct. 16th it will feature objects, videos, films and photographs by Shingo Yoshida and Ken Matsubara. While Shingo's work has already been shown several times in exhibitions at the gallery, the internationally renowned artist Ken Matsubara is making his first appearance in Hamburg. Characteristic of both artists is that their works refer to the fleeting nature of all earthly existence. Shingo by telling about cultural myths and legends attached to time, which he encounters during his worldwide travels. Matsubara by explicitly referencing classical Buddhist poetics and aesthetics in his films and photographs.The starting point for one of Shingo Yoshida's most recent journeys was an old postcard from 1964 that led him to Estonia to the "Pärnu Rannahoone" (Pärnu Sea House), an old tourist facility from Soviet times that is still standing today. Shingo tells about the elegant building and its maritime surroundings with film and photos. His second film took him to Bausen in Catalonia, Spain, where he investigated the existence of legendary elves. These, it is reported, lure the wanderer who wanders through the woods onto false trails ....With Ken Matsubara, whose solo exhibition scheduled for last year was cancelled for pandemic reasons, presents a classically Far Eastern-looking work. With short film sequences and photos in captivating black and white, Matsubara celebrates the fleetingness of all existence. In doing so, he refers, among other things, to the Buddhist Heart Sutra, Jap. Hannya shingyō, the "heart" of the Sutra of Supreme Wisdom (Prajnaparamita Sutra): "Form is not different from emptiness, emptiness is not different from form." Moving water in a bowl that shapes and deforms the moon; a sheet of paper that the wind drives in front of it, making it visible - with short sequences like these, Matsubara (mis)leads us into that space that Roland Barthes once called the "realm of signs. "We look forward to your visit!

Exhibition: September 11 - October 16, 2021... show less