Kozo Nishino: Space Memory

2014.6.7[sat] – 6.28[sat] 11:00 - 19:00 (Saturdays 11:00 - 17:00 ) Closed on Sundays, Mondays, National holidays

Nishino is an artist known for large-scale metal sculpture employing themes from nature such as sky and wind. His work is dynamic in its scale, yet graceful in its details and movement. His sculptures have been installed around the world as public art and are highly praised domestically and internationally. Nishino unveiled the enormous ø30m sculpture Sky Memory at 4 World Trade Center in NewYork City last fall. Many media featured Nishino’s work harmoniously resting in the sophisticated space designed by Fumihiko Maki.
ARTCOURT Gallery is thrilled to have Nishino back for the first time in ten years. This exhibition premieres Nishino’s most recent works as well as celebrates the release of Nishino’s first publication “Kozo Nishino: SKY MEMORY”*.
*Title subject to change.

Space Memory
2014. Titanium alloy. Approx. 4m x 26.5m x 5.2m (subject to change)
A brand new piece produced for this show. Total length of titanium alloy used reaches 28m. This is a large-scale sculpture featuring a delicate curve as if a dragon revealing its existence from the sky, or perhaps the memory from light years ago from a distant galaxy taking a shape. The work will be cantilevered** inside the exhibition space and will travel across three main exhibition rooms. It is impossible to see the entire piece from any spot inside the gallery; however, the viewer’s eyes will travel far away along with the slight sway of
Nishino’s work.

Other pieces scheduled to be included in this show are; Space Memory (2014), a ø5.9m ring-shaped sculpture Video of the installation of Sky Memory at 4WTC

**A type of construction that allows for a single support point. The three loads of horizontal load, vertical load and moment are supported at one xed location.

Kozo Nishino: SKY MEMORY
First release in early June, 2014
*Pre order now >>

This is the rst publication to showcase Kozo Nishino’s works.
Mainly dedicated to the documentation of Sky Memory, which was installed in the newly constructed 4 World Trade Center in New York City, the book also features an interview with the artist and essays, examining Nishino’s sculpture and its relationship to architecture.

Title: Kozo Nishino: SKY MEMORY
Essays by Fumihiko Maki (Maki and Associates) and Yukihiro
Hirayoshi (Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Interview by Akira Tatehata (President of Kyoto City University of Arts and Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama)
Designed by Seiji Toyonaga
English translation by Seth Yarden
Edited by ARTCOURT Gallery
Published by ARTCOURT Gallery
Distributed by AKAAKA Art Publishing, Inc.
B5. Color. 80 pages. Hardcover. Text in Japanese and English.
Price: 3,000JPY(+tax)
ISBN: 978-4-86541-017-4

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