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Sep. 22 - Nov. 27, 2011 YURIE NAGASHIMA
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©Yurie Nagashima                                                    

This exhibition shows 20 pictures related to flowers and plants taken since 2007. Many of them were photographed as she participated in the artist residency program in Switzerland. Her works lead a viewer to the impression that she took a portrait of persons, not flowers because of her unique stance on how to measure off distance to objects as well as her own view point towards the objects. She has since focused on flowers and plants and taken photos of them in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Although the name plates in her works simply describe the common and scientific names of plants, it seems to us these signs imply her artless question of the name which makes us recognize ourselves or the conceptualism in art since the 20th century.


1973 Born in Tokyo
1993 PARCO Prize in URBANART #2, Japan
1995 Bachelor's degree at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan,
Majored in visual communication design
1999 Master's degree at California Institute of the Arts, California, USA
Majored in Art / Photography
2001 The 26th Kimura Ihei Photography Award, Japan
2010 The 26th Kodansha Essay Award - "Senaka no Kioku"



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