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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Kohei Nawa

b. 1975, Japan

The young Japanese artist Nawa Kohei works with sculpture and space under the concept of 'cell'. His concept of 'cell' is a combination of the word 'pixel', which defines the degree of digital precision, and the biological word 'cell'. The representative works from his PixCell series are the sculptural works in which clear beads cover things like taxidermy animals and everyday objects. The surface of the objects covered in beads seems magnified and distorted due to the light being refracted off each bead, and each bead suggests a separate unit, like an individual cell.

Kohei Nawa has rapidly risen to prominence as a leading contemporary artist in Japan. Kohei Nawa received his BFA, MFA, and Ph.d. in Fine Arts from the Kyoto City University of Art, and is currently Assistant Professor in Department of Fine Art at Kyoto University, and the director of the platform SANDWISH, a production house for art, design and architecture.

Featured Artworks

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Velvet #2 (Moss) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaVelvet #2 (Moss), 2018 Mixed media
94.2 x 63.7 x 11.5 cm
SCAI The Bathhouse
Particle-AJMMNN#2 by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaParticle-AJMMNN#2, 2018 Mixed media
158 x 185.2 x 142 cm
SCAI The Bathhouse
Velvet #1 (Magma) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaVelvet #1 (Magma), 2018 Mixed media
60 x 97 x 7.8 cm
SCAI The Bathhouse
Particle-AJMMNN#1 by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaParticle-AJMMNN#1, 2018 Mixed media
160 x 187 x 108.3 cm
SCAI The Bathhouse
Biomatrix by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaBiomatrix, 2018 Mixed media
141 x 561 cm
SCAI The Bathhouse
Ether # 19 by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaEther # 19, 2015 Steel, FRP, silicon
127 x 18 x 18 cm
Pace Gallery
PixCell-Double, Deer#6 by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaPixCell-Double, Deer#6, 2012 Mixed media
229.7 x 190 x 160 cm
Arario Gallery
PixCell-Deer#44 by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork Kohei NawaPixCell-Deer#44, 2016 Mixed media
216.7 x 190 x 150 cm
SCAI The Bathhouse

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Kohei Nawa, Biomatrix at SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
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10 October–8 December 2018 Kohei Nawa Biomatrix SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Kohei Nawa, Force at SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
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7 March–25 April 2015 Kohei Nawa Force SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Booth K 04, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 at SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
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6–9 December 2012 Booth K 04 Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

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'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Ocula Report 'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 29 Jul 2014 : Annabel James for Ocula

Too many Tokyoites miss the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) altogether. Beyond both the Ueno museums and the network of newer art spaces in Roppongi, this institution of first-class exhibition facilities, a vast pubic art library and one of the most significant global collections of contemporary Japanese art takes you by surprise in Old...

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Japanese Art After 1989 Related Press Japanese Art After 1989 Asian Art Newspaper / 21 October 2014 : 22 November 2014

CHRONICILING THE art of the Heisei era, which commenced in 1989 with the ascension of Emperor Akihito, this exhibition features major works by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Yasumasa Morimura, Daido Moriyama, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Yukinori Yanagi. The era coincides with the peak of the Japanese economic boom and...

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ASIA NOW 2018 || Yuko Hasegawa (Curator) and Kohei Nawa (Artist) Related Video & Audio ASIA NOW 2018 || Yuko Hasegawa (Curator) and Kohei Nawa (Artist) ASIA NOW : 22 November 2018

Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and Kohei Nawa discuss the artist's recent sculptures and installations, including Throne, on view under the Louvre Pyramid until January 14, 2019.

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