Keita MIYAZAKI
the Tower

18 November – 18 December , 2016

[Reception]
18 November 18:00 –

[tue – sun]11:00 ‒ 19:00
[mon, public holidays]closed

We are pleased to announce London-based sculptor Keita Miyazaki’s first solo exhibition in Tokyo in seven years.

Miyazaki studied metal casting at Tokyo University of the Arts. Then, he received his M.A. in Sculpture at Royal College of Art, London. His work has been published in ‘The Independent’ and has also been selected for ‘Sculpture in the City (2015)’, an art project that involves a one-year sculpture exhibition in the City of London.

His recent works are characterised by a fusion of different materials, such as car parts, polished bronze and delicately handcrafted paper and felt. Some of his works have a speaker system that produces sounds from a train station or supermarket. They stir our emotions both through vision and hearing and raise the complicated problems of modern society through their ambiguous concepts.

Miyazaki picked ‘Tower of Babel’ as the theme of his exhibition. He says the well-known mythological episode overlaps with modern society in which extreme globalism and nationalism are rampant. He finds a function in the combination of such contradictory elements as ‘Reality and Illusion’ and ‘Sacred and Profane’ and aims for a kind of purification and recovery of creation through his works. In this exhibition, a 5 m sculpture that uses ‘Babel’ as a motif and other recent works will be exhibited.