Yuma Kishi Solo Exhibition, Imaginary Bones

Dates|

Part I  October 17 (sun) to November 14 (sun), 2021

Part II November 20 (sat) to December 18 (sat), 2021
*Closed Sundays and Mondays (Open on Public holidays, October 17, November 7 and 14)
*Closed for Exhibition Changeover from November 15 to 19. 

Venue|√K Contemporary
Admittance|Free
Exhibiting Works|approx. 25
Organizer|√K Contemporary

Co-operators|
Curator  Shin Sumimoto
Spatial Architect Ken Haga
Art Director Kento Unemi
Technical Director Hidemaro Fujinami
Sound  Tatsuru Takeishi
Facility Support HATRA
Photographer Yunosuke Nakayama
Installation Support: Shintaro Takamatsu, SALT, Ryonosuke Ono, Ryo Yumoto and Kai Shimizu

 

【Now on Display on Artsy & Ocula】

Artsy|https://www.artsy.net/viewing-room/k-contemporary-yuma-kishi-imaginary-bones
Ocula|https://ocula.com/art-galleries/k-contemporary/exhibitions/imaginary-bones/

 


 

*COVID-19 Preventative Measures
Please note, depending on the state of COVID-19, details are subject to change.
All visitors will be asked to co-operate with mask-wearing and hand disinfection.

Up until now, much of technology has centered around human intent and its ability to fulfil anthropocentric values. Today, technology continues to grow and, in part, eclipse human intent. To Kishi, the value of Artificial Intelligence (AI) lies, not in their instrumentality, but in their autonomy. Rather, by recognizing their independent world view, Kishi views AI as a cooperative entity, with a different intellect and ability to uniquely render history, images, and other forms of human creation.

Bones give bodies structure and form. Simultaneously, they are one of the earliest tools used by mankind. If civilization began when bones began to be utilized, then perhaps bones should be viewed as tools worthy of commemoration. In Imaginary Bones, Kishi reinterprets the concept of bones through an AI perspective and presents a world of shapes and rules, independent of ours.

In this examination of our existing civilization through its primal origins, Kishi unravels how accelerated development reveals a situation whereby human-made systems have begun to disintegrate from the core.

 

Curator|Shin Sumimoto

Born in 1993. Curation/Research Course, Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts graduate. Sumimoto specializes in marketing strategy and curatorial art theory. Past activities include Count the Waves – Visualizing Invisibility (2019, Tokyo, curator), Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Tokyo 2019 (2019, Tokyo, assistant coordinator), Fujisanten3.0 (2020, Tokyo), Soichiro Murata A Walk Through White Shadows (2021, Tokyo) and more.

IMAGES

  • Part I: 1F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, big chair (divided) (2021), cinema (2021)

  • Part I: 1F Installation view. Yuma Kishi, cinema (2021)

  • Part I: 1F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, protrusion #5 (2021), job (Nurse) (2021), cinema (2021)

  • Part I: 2F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, job (Farmer) (2021), protrusion #7 (2021), protrusion #4 (2021), job (Mathematician) (2021), big chair (divided) (2021), protrusion #1 (2021), protrusion #3 (2021), bones #1 (2021), job (Mathematician) (2021), job (Farmer) (2021)

  • Part I: 2F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, job (Gas Station Staff) (2021), protrusion #7 (2021), job (Mathematician) (2021), protrusion #4 (2021), job (Mathematician) (2021)

  • Part II: 1F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, bones #1 (2021), job (Astronaut) (2021), bones #2 (2021)

  • Part II: 2F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, protrusion #3 (2021), job (Poet) (2021), big chair (divided) (2021), protrusion #5 (2021), job (Astronaut) (2021), job (Photographer) (2021), job (Poet) (2021), job (Clergy) (2021)

  • Part II: 2F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, protrusion #4 (2021), job (Photographer) (2021), job (Clergy) (2021), protrusion #3 (2021), protrusion #6 (2021), big chair (divided) (2021)

  • Part II: 2F Installation view. (From the left) Yuma Kishi, protrusion #5 (2021), job (Astronaut) (2021), job (Clergy) (2021), job (Poet) (2021), job (Clergy) (2021), protrusion #2 (2021), big chair (divided) (2021), job (Photographer) (2021)

ARTISTS

Yuma Kishi

Kishi considers AI not as something that imitates people, but as an alien intelligence from another dimension. By installing this intelligence into his own body and lending it as a substitute, Kishi creates works in which the digital intelligence and the analog body are always placed in a parallel relationship.

In his works, he often borrows motifs from past art history, which are distortedly combined with technology to evoke a sense of momentary dislocation in the viewer’s awareness of the self and the world that exists in the here and now.

His work has been featured in NIKE and VOGUE, and he is active in a variety of fields.

 

2019 Eureka Exhibition, Gallery Water, Tokyo

2020 Fujisanten3.0 T-ART HALL, Tokyo

2020 Allelopathy in the Wasteland, MITSUKOSHI CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Tokyo

2021 Approaches to Paintings reprise, √K Contemporary, Tokyo

2021 Neighbors’ Room, BLOCK HOUSE, Tokyo

 

Artist Website|https://obake2ai.com/top

IG|@obake_ai   TW|@obake_ai

Yuma Kishi

Kishi considers AI not as something that imitates people, but as an alien intelligence from another dimension. By installing this intelligence into his own body and lending it as a substitute, Kishi creates works in which the digital intelligence and the analog body are always placed in a parallel relationship.

In his works, he often borrows motifs from past art history, which are distortedly combined with technology to evoke a sense of momentary dislocation in the viewer’s awareness of the self and the world that exists in the here and now.

His work has been featured in NIKE and VOGUE, and he is active in a variety of fields.

 

2019 Eureka Exhibition, Gallery Water, Tokyo

2020 Fujisanten3.0 T-ART HALL, Tokyo

2020 Allelopathy in the Wasteland, MITSUKOSHI CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Tokyo

2021 Approaches to Paintings reprise, √K Contemporary, Tokyo

2021 Neighbors’ Room, BLOCK HOUSE, Tokyo

 

Artist Website|https://obake2ai.com/top

IG|@obake_ai   TW|@obake_ai

UPCOMINGEXHIBITIONS

Yuma Kishi

Kishi considers AI not as something that imitates people, but as an alien intelligence from another dimension. By installing this intelligence into his own body and lending it as a substitute, Kishi creates works in which the digital intelligence and the analog body are always placed in a parallel relationship.

In his works, he often borrows motifs from past art history, which are distortedly combined with technology to evoke a sense of momentary dislocation in the viewer’s awareness of the self and the world that exists in the here and now.

His work has been featured in NIKE and VOGUE, and he is active in a variety of fields.

 

2019 Eureka Exhibition, Gallery Water, Tokyo

2020 Fujisanten3.0 T-ART HALL, Tokyo

2020 Allelopathy in the Wasteland, MITSUKOSHI CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Tokyo

2021 Approaches to Paintings reprise, √K Contemporary, Tokyo

2021 Neighbors’ Room, BLOCK HOUSE, Tokyo

 

Artist Website|https://obake2ai.com/top

IG|@obake_ai   TW|@obake_ai

Yuma Kishi

Kishi considers AI not as something that imitates people, but as an alien intelligence from another dimension. By installing this intelligence into his own body and lending it as a substitute, Kishi creates works in which the digital intelligence and the analog body are always placed in a parallel relationship.

In his works, he often borrows motifs from past art history, which are distortedly combined with technology to evoke a sense of momentary dislocation in the viewer’s awareness of the self and the world that exists in the here and now.

His work has been featured in NIKE and VOGUE, and he is active in a variety of fields.

 

2019 Eureka Exhibition, Gallery Water, Tokyo

2020 Fujisanten3.0 T-ART HALL, Tokyo

2020 Allelopathy in the Wasteland, MITSUKOSHI CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Tokyo

2021 Approaches to Paintings reprise, √K Contemporary, Tokyo

2021 Neighbors’ Room, BLOCK HOUSE, Tokyo

 

Artist Website|https://obake2ai.com/top

IG|@obake_ai   TW|@obake_ai