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Nobuko Tsuchiya: 30 Ways to Go to the Moon

9 November 2019 - 1 March 2020

Exhibition

  • Nobuko Tsuchiya, 30 Ways to Go to the Moon. Installation view at MOSTYN, Wales UK, 2019.

  • Nobuko Tsuchiya, Asteroid Absinthe, 2019. Courtesy Private Collection, Wiltshire.

This new body of work by Japanese artist Nobuko Tsuchiya is showing for the first time in Wales.

Working primarily with sculpture, Tsuchiya’s practice uses a wide range of materials, often including household objects, collected over time, which she assembles and casts to create amorphous, hybrid minimalist mechanical objects.

Presented across the gallery floor, the works enter into dialogue with one another creating arresting and poetic installations. Through a careful shift in scale from the minute to the momentous, Tsuchiya’s installations engage with the viewer’s relationship to space. Her sculptures are in constant transmutation; they are repositories of memory and experience, signifiers of past, present and future imaginaries, hovering and shifting through time and space.

Nobuko Tsuchiya was born in Japan in 1972. Tsuchiya has exhibited widely, most notably in 50th Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2003); New Blood at the Saatchi Gallery London in 2004;  Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York in 2007; Busan Biennale, South Korea in 2016 and Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, earlier this year. Recently showing at Leeds Art Gallery as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, Tsuchiya is also a finalist in the Nissan Award 2020. She is represented by SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo;  Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.

The work in the exhibition was originally made for Yorkshire Sculpture International at Leeds Art Gallery earlier in 2019, and was funded by The Henry Moore Foundation and the Japan Foundation.

Nobuko Tsuchiya at MOSTYN, Wales UK is an Official event of the Japan Season of Culture in the UK.

Artist profiles and statements

Nobuko Tsuchiya

Nobuko Tsuchiya was born in Japan in 1972. Tsuchiya has exhibited widely, most notably in 50th Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2003); New Blood at the Saatchi Gallery London in 2004;  Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York in 2007; Busan Biennale, South Korea in 2016 and Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, earlier this year. Recently showing at Leeds Art Gallery as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, Tsuchiya is also a finalist in the Nissan Award 2020. She is represented by SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo;  Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.

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