The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo Presents a Kohei Nawa Solo Show

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artwork: Kohei Nawa - "Villus", 2009. Work created with the support of the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès. - Photo: Seiji Toyonaga. On view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in "Kohei Nawa: Synthesis" on view from June 11th through August 28th.


Tokyo.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo presents “Kohei Nawa: Synthesis” on view from June 11th through August 28th. This solo exhibition presents the work of Kohei Nawa (1975-), who develops sculpture and spatial expressions utilizing the concept of the ‘Cell’. Nawa uses fluid matrials and media, such as beads, prisms, expanded polyurethane, silicone oil, etc., as metaphors for the senses and thoughts of the information society, creating equivocal expressions of the reality of the body, perception, and a sensitivity that wavers between digital and analog. In addition to his work in various categories, he is active and recognized internationally, collaborating with people in the fields of music, fashion and product design, as well as producing public art in team projects. This exhibition will explore the origins and boundaries of NAWA’s synthetic interface; the interface which connects the senses and the material, our “skin”, while simultaneously pondering approaches to future work.