Taro Izumi | Kodoku Experiment

Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition | March 12 – April 9, 2022

©Taro Izumi, courtesy of Take Ninagawa, Tokyo


Take Ninagawa is pleased to present an exhibition of works from Taro Izumi‘s newest project, “Kodoku Experiment.” Employing VR technology, video installation, and two-dimensional mediums, “Kodoku Experiment” will present works that capture and condense elements from the phased process of the “unknown,” an issue that has intensely fascinated Izumi throughout his career. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a VR installation that seeks to unravel the processes of perceiving and being perceived through the motif of invasive weeds that grow on vacant plots.

Izumi is currently preparing a solo exhibition for 2023 at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. This will be his first solo museum exhibition in Tokyo, following Pan at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017); A Child Suddenly at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2017); and ex at Museum Tinguely, Basel (2020).


Taro Izumi
Born in Nara in 1976 and based in Tokyo, Taro Izumi creates multimedia installations incorporating aspects of video, performance, sculpture, and systems of game logic. He has participated in thematic surveys at international institutions including the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2013); Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2017); Centre Pompidou-Metz (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2019); and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2020).

Izumi’s work is held in important international collections including the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Le Fonds départementale d’art contemporain de la Seine-Saint-Denis (FDAC); Le Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la ville de Paris (FMAC); François Pinault Foundation; Japan Foundation; Jean Pigozzi Collection; JINS, Tokyo; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; M+, Hong Kong; the National Museum of Art, Osaka; Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence; and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

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