Hitoshi Nomura: The History of Space-Time
3 Stages Accomplished by Cosmic Sensibility, or Infinitely Distant Memories

2018. 2.17 [sat] - 3.17 [sat] 11:00-19:00 (Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm) Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Artcourt Gallery presents The History of Space-Time, a solo exhibition of new works by Hitoshi Nomura.

With a unique perspective that sees the passage of time in objects, Nomura continues to pursue new possibilities and a new world for sculptural expression through his engagement in a conceptual dialogue with nature. He uses photography as his primary production method, capturing the movement of objects and the order of the cosmos with his camera, while also often working with meteorites, DNA, and Paleozoic plant fossils to deal with works that shine a spotlight onto life and the origin of the universe.

For this exhibition, Nomura has chosen three events that he believes are the most significant in the Earth’s history, which spans from the birth of the universe 13.8 billion years ago according to the Big Bang theory, to the birth of mankind. He has created around 25 works related to the time, light, and phenomena of each event that will all be displayed together.

The Three Stages *Based on the birth of the universe as year zero.
• Year 10.3 Billion – Photosynthesis begins
• Year 13.4 Billion – First land plants
• Year 13.8 Billion – First humans

As a continuation of last year’s exhibition, which dealt with the light of heavenly bodies and time on Earth as themes, Nomura is trying to break new ground through a chronology of connections between life on Earth, and the time and space in which the light of the universe was born. On the opening day of the exhibition, we will be holding a talk with guest speaker, Minoru Tsukagoshi, a specialist on fossils plants. We will take a closer look at the energy of nature and humankind, and the aesthetic world that comes into view, through the fossils excavated from ancient strata, and the photos of galaxies that capture the light of deep space.

Related events

  • 2.17 [sat] 2:00 - 4:00pm
    "The Journey of Plants onto Land"
    ・Guest speaker: Minoru Tsukagoshi (curator, Osaka Museum of Natural History)
    ・Discussant: Ai Kusumoto (research assistant, The National Museum of Art, Osaka)
  • 2.17 [sat] 4:00 - 5:00pm

  • *RSVP required for the talk. Please email or call 06-6354-5444.
    *Free admission.


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