Yoshitomo Nara’s practice expertly balances the aesthetics of material with thoughtful reflections on the human experience – pain, war, spirit, politics, loneliness, music, and nature. Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca coincides with the artist’s major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which has been extended through January 2022, and the exhibition, i forgot their names and often can’t remember their faces but remember their voices well at Dallas Contemporary, Texas, March 20–August 22, 2021.
At the cornerstone of the exhibition, Nara will present Pinacoteca 2021, a new multi-room installation that is reworked from an earlier project titled London Mayfair House which Nara built from abandoned materials found in a London suburb in 2006. One of only 15 in existence, seven of which are in public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in South Korea and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, this installation offers a rare insight into the artist’s radically multidisciplinary, experiential practice.
Borrowing its title from the Ancient Greco-Roman term for a public art salon, Pinacoteca 2021, is a specially crafted multi-room structure that imitates an exhibition space. Since 1985, Nara’s practice has explored the relationship between space and artwork. In 2001 he created an installation that resembled his student room, in which he exhibited unframed drawings by pinning them directly on the walls as if just completed, bringing the viewer into his inner world. Between 2003 and 2010, Nara made several spatial installations, often using found materials and personal affects alongside artworks to build and compose his structures.
|Duration||26 November 2021 - 15 January 2022|
|Times||Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm|
|Cost||Free - advance booking required|
|Address||5 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HD|
|Contact||4402032067600 / email@example.com / www.pacegallery.com|