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HIRAKI SAWA / PASSING GUEST 

 

MUSEUM GROBET LABADIÉ

Curator Léa Bismuth

Exhibition from 26 to 28 août 2016

 

The Grobet-Labadié Museum, currently under renovation, will reopen its doors to receive Hiraki Sawa’s solo exhibition, whose work oscillates constantly between moving pictures and animated lm, real and fantasized spaces, continuous or discontinuous time. The exhibition is entitled Passing Guest because, for a few days, the artist will haunt the different rooms of the old museum. In fact, Hiraki Sawa’s work deals with a loss of memory and a gap between reality and ction. We are often confronted to dreamlike territories and a progressive contamination of the imagination in the most everyday life. Each time, it’s a little thing which is at the source of a discrepancy between reality and strangeness, habit and poetry. Maybe we will believe in ghosts. Or at least, we will believe in ephemeral presences which will certainly invite us to accompany them for a visit. We will climb the steps of the staircase of this mansion, ready to a time travel, among the owered wallpaper, the bright Moon and our childhood lullabies…

Léa Bismuth

 


MUSÉE GROBET LABADIÉ  

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13001 Marseille

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HIRAKI SAWA

Born in 1977 in Ishikawa (Japan)
Lives and works in London (United-Kingdom)

James Cohan Gallery, New York http://www.jamescohan.com/artists/hiraki-sawa

RECENT PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS :

2009 : Hiraki Sawa, Faux Mouvement, Metz
2009 : Silts, Institut de Formation des Maîtres de Bourgogne, Dijon
2010 : Carrousel, Frac Franche-Comté, les Musées du Centre de Besançon, le Centre d’Art Mobile et l’IUFM de Franche-Comté 2011 : O, James Cohan Gallery, New York
2013 : Figment, James Cohan Gallery, New York
2014 : Under the box, Beyond the bounds, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2014 : Lenticular, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Ecosse
2014-2015 : Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Colombie Britannique

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS :

2003 : 7ème Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon
2013-2014 : 12ème Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon
2014 : Variations of the Moon, Nam June Paik Art Center, Corée du Sud 

HIRAKI SAWA

Sleeping Machine I
2011
Video, coulor, stereo, sound by Dale Berning, 7’10”
Courtesy of the artist, James Cohan Gallery (NYC, Shanghai), Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo)