English / Japanese
2014.2.18 Tue - 3.16 Sun
There will be no opening reception but the artist will present three Sunday events during the exhibition period.
Exhibition Related Events:
2/23 Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Live Drawing Performance and guided gallery tour with complimentary brunch
3/2 Sun 18:00 - 19:00
Live Radio Broadcast : Ken Kagami's All Night Sponpon!
3/16 Sun 16:00 - 18:00
Exhibition closing party with Professor Ken Kagami's Sexy Art School
A complimentary audio tour will be provided to all gallery guests.
MISAKO & ROSEN is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with Ken Kagami "Bronze works@2013-2014".
Ken Kagami was born (1974) and presently lives and works in Tokyo. Kagami's recent@exhibitions include "The Future is Stupid", The Green Gallery, Milwaukee (2013), a two person exhibition together with Detroit based artist Scott Reeder, the solo exhibitions "SPICY!!!" presented@by Nadiff Gallery, Tokyo (2013) and "HELLOWIEN" Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2006).
Kagami creates artwork in which is the everyday is transformed into a joke; has been exhibiting sculptures which were produced using common materials found in everyday life, including up-to-date topics presented in mainstream media. Kagami typically scavenged nondescript thrift stores in the United States as well as so-called recycle shops in Tokyo.In such ordinary symbols of consumer culture, there exists a poignant ordinariness; however this is uplifted via a creative transformation of the ordinary into something more positive and optimistic.
The exhibition "Ken Kagami Bronze works 2013 -2014" is comprised of a new series of bronze sculptures. Kagami typically employed non traditional materials within a conversation informed by recent art history; hover, in the present exhibition, he intends the opposite - the use of traditional art materials to consider conventionally un-artworthy considerations. By way of example : Kagami will present cast bronze used cotton swabs, snot and a smashed can found in the street. Ken Kagami is an adult but one who has achieved and maintains a childlike sense of mischief via the practice of art.