Shino Yanai The Deep End

Shino Yanai’s art practice draws on traumatic historical events to critique the power of the state and the aesthetics of nationalism.
In her performance piece ‘Blue Passages’ (2016), she traces the final footsteps of German Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin as he tried to escape the Nazis. Appearing with an Olympic torch, like a ghost from a Leni Riefenstahl film, Yanai makes the arduous journey across the Pyrenees to the border-town of Portbouーthe site of Benjamin’s suicide. The multi-screen presentation of this performance is a meditation on death, reflecting on the inexorability of history and the toxicity of state propaganda.

Exhibition information

Period
February 8 (Fri) ー March 10 (Sun), 2019
Social gathering:February 16 (Sat) 17:30ー19:00
Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Public Holidays 12:00ー19:00
*The opening hour is irregular for 5 days due to the 3331
ART FAIR 2019
March 6 (Wed) 14:00ー20:00
March 7 (Thu) ー March 10 (Sun) 12:00ー20:00
Venue
sagacho archives
3331 Arts Chiyoda, 6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 101-0021
information
info@sagacho.jp

Artist Profile

Shino Yanai is an artist who creates installation using performance, video, photography and sound. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Photography, Design, 2016ー18) where she won the Photography Prize (judged by Sarah McCrory, Director, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art).
Selected exhibitions and performances include: ‘Now You See Me’, Louvre Museum, Paris (2017), ‘Blue Passages’, White Conduit Projects, London (2016), ‘Brave New Worldー Re-enchanting Utopia’, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori (2013), ‘What We See’, The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2013).
She Has received various awards and prizes, including a fellowship of Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (2017ー18), and a grant from the POLA Art Foundation (2014ー15).

URL:shinoyanai.com

Talk Event : Yoshihiko Mouri × Shino Yanai

Date
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time
18:00 ー 19:30
Venue
3331 Arts Chiyoda, Room 306
Capacity
25(*reserved only)
Admission Fee
¥1,000 (price includes drinks)

*To attend please send email (info@sagacho.jp) with your name, the number of participants, and your e-mail address, specifying “3/2 Talk event” on the subject line. Confirmation will be sent back to you within a couple of days.