A two-person exhibition “Following the Crust” by environmental artist Mariyo Yagi and contemporary artist Yuna Yagi will be held from September 16th (Friday) at the Ginza Pola Museum Annex.

Yuna Yagi "patterns" 2020-22 C-print photographic paper Gatorboard Acrylic H180 x W600 x D900mm

Curated by Hiromi Kurosawa, Chief Curator of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

At the Pola Museum Annex (Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), the guest curator is Hiromi Kurosawa, the chief curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Will be held from September 16th (Friday) to October 23rd (Sunday), 2022.

Mariyo Yagi "Iron Planet-110 degrees east longitude 50 degrees north latitude 2022" 2022 Steel general structural rolled steel material S400 41x120x235cm Mariyo Yagi "Iron planet-110 degrees east longitude 50 degrees north latitude 20 million years later" 2022 Rolled steel for general structural steel SS400 65 x

Yuna Yagi surface # 1 2022 archival pigment print on paper W686 x H1030mm

Mariyo Yagi is an environmental artist who has grasped the enormous flow of energy generated from the crust and has sought to create a model in which human existence becomes one with the environment. The "Rope Logii" series is known as her masterpiece, as the twisting of the rope suggests a variety of life balances. This time, we will select iron, which is related to the creation of the earth, as a material, and announce a new work that explores the unprecedented path of life and human beings. Yuna Yagi is working on expressions that confront nature from an excellent perspective, such as the series of "Tanekaku Yu" that spins the fragility and richness of life, and photographic works that visualize the passage of time and the trajectory of light. There is. The latest work is a series of laying down the ground, which is like the present tense of the expression of the earth after a long time.

"Following the Crust" is an exhibition that creates a cosmological space in the city where great energy is born by the synergy of the works of the two people.

Hiromi Kurosawa (Chief Curator, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)

Exhibition overview
Exhibition name: Mariyo Yagi, Yuna Yagi "Following the Crust"
Date: September 16th, 2022 (Friday) -October 23rd, 2022 (Sunday) * Open all year round: 11: 00-19: 00 (Admission is until 18:30)
Admission: Free Meeting place: Pola Museum Annex (3rd floor, POLA Ginza Building, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, 104-0061)
Access: Immediately from Exit 7 of Tokyo Metro Ginza 1-chome Station / 6 minutes walk from Exit A9 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Station Organizer: Paula Orbis Holdings Co., Ltd. Cooperation: Japan Parkering Co., Ltd., Million Chemical Co., Ltd. TS Kogyo Co., Ltd. Yamada Photo Plate Making Co., Ltd.
URL: http://www.po-holdings.co.jp/m-annex/
* Contents are subject to change due to various circumstances. Please check the latest information on the gallery website before visiting.

Studied under Isamu Noguchi, an environmental artist, Mariyo Yagi. Founded a unique NAWALOGY philosophy. In recent years, it has been introduced to the EURIADE Human Rights Foundation "OUR EARTH" and is drawing attention around the world. Received an honorary doctorate in humanities from Anaheim University with the pioneering social aid art NAWALOGY. We develop earth work and public art that question the origin of life and the earth all over the world. Lausanne Biennale, Parallel Documenta Cassel, Irish Sculpture Symposium, Venice Biennale (GOTIKA Hermitage & Berengo) Milan Fluxus, etc. Exhibited and won many awards.

Mariyo Yagi "Encounter of the Mother of the Earth" 2020 Permanent work at the entrance of the Pola Museum of Art Promenade Material: Basalt (Date crown stone), Rope rope 130 x 210x 110cm Photo: Yuna Yagi

Mariyo Yagi "Skin of the Earth and Planets" 2012 Pola Museum Annex Installation Material: Stripped, Iron, Hemp Rope 140 x 500cm Photo: Takashi Hatakeyama

Yuna Yagi Contemporary Artist
Graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York in 2004, Faculty of Architecture. Currently based in Kyoto. Pursuing the truth of things through the experience of the act of "seeing" using planes, three-dimensional works, and installations that shake the eyesight.
Major exhibitions include Pola Museum Annex Ginza "NOWHERE" (2018), "BLANC / BLACK" (2019), KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photo Festival "The Records of Seeds" (2021), √K Contemporary "View" / Biased / omnipresent ”(2022), etc. Major awards include "KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto International Photo Festival" Portfolio Review Best Hasselblad Award (2016), Paris International Contemporary Photo Art Fair, FOTOFEVER (2017) Invited artist. Collection of works at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2022)

Yuna Yagi "patterns" 2020-22 C-print photographic paper Gatorboard Acrylic H180 x W600 x D900mm

Yuna Yagi "Tanekaku Yu" 2022 Seeds, soil, water, light installation W1350 x D1800mm © Takeshi Asano-KYOTOGRAPHIE 2021

Hiromi Kurosawa Chief Curator, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa After working at Art Tower Mito and the Sogetsu Museum of Art, he participated in the establishment of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and was involved in architecture, commission work, and collection construction. Since its opening in 2004, it has exhibited exhibitions of contemporary artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Fiona Tan, Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller, Mark Manders and Michael Bolemans.

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