Para Site Art Space is honored to present two new performances by. The Japanese artist performs his series in the area around on . On the following day, he performs his series at Para Site Art Space.
This is the first time he performs in China, and for the occasion he recreates, which is a historic street action that he started in 1991. This time a large group of unique walk through the streets of Hong Kong.
is one the most renowned Japanese photographers and art performers. He moved to California where he studied at , relocating later to New York where he was an assistant to artist . He participated in the exhibition in New York, and later developed a collaborative work with Viennese . Ever since he went back to Japan in 1977, he has been devoting himself to his art works and the care of his elderly mother. This resulted in the project , which has played a central role in the development of his later work as he started documenting the aging process of his mother.
His performances are connected to the everyday experience of life. Through, he has created an alter ego that represents modern life and how we relate to the other in contemporary society. His corpus of works represents a profound existentialist preoccupation. is himself a larger-than-life character, is at the same time tender and distant as it plunges us into the unknown through an object that brings many memories and recollections to the audience.
, the other event that is taking place in Hong Kong, relates to his project in which a sculptural component is brought into life, as the used in this performance are patiently crafted by the artist. uses a common child toy and updates it into adult life.
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.