• Artists: Motoyuki Shitamichi

  • Taro Yasuno

  • Toshiaki Ishikura

  • Fuminori Nousaku

  • Curator: Hiroyuki Hattori

Cosmo-Eggs (English version)

Authors: Hiyoyuki Hattori, Motoyuki Shitamichi, Taro Yasuno, Toshiaki Ishikura, Fuminori Nousaku
Designed by: Yoshihisa Tanaka

€35.00 / ¥3,850
Book Size: 283 × 240 mm
Pages: 158 pages
Binding: Softcover (Comb biding)
Publication Date: 2019
Language: English, Japanese
ISBN: 978-4-908526-27-5

The official catalogue for the “Cosmo-Eggs” exhibition at Japanese Pavilion on occasion of the 58th Venice Biennale Art Exhibition. Designed by Yoshihisa Tanaka, the book provides an overview of the exhibition itself and – with many notes, commentary, explanatory texts and essays – allows for an in-depth understanding of the thoughts and ideas put forward by each of the participating four artists and their curator. The book “Cosmo-Eggs” is a culmination of hand-in-hand efforts by artists, curator, art directors, designer, publisher, printer and book binder (thereby exemplifying the fundamental theme of “collaboration” at the center of the project) which aims to expand the possibilities and significance of the book as a medium beyond its limits.

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Reflections on Cosmo-Eggs at the Japan Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2019

Authors: Motoyuki Shitamichi, Taro Yasuno, Toshiaki Ishikura, Fuminori Nousaku, Hiroyuki Hattori
Art direction & Design: Yoshihisa Tanaka
Design: Yutaro Yamada
Editors: Satoko Shibahara, Nao Amino (torch press)
Editorial Assistant: Mai Hashiba

The publication of Cosmo-Eggs, released on the occasion of the Cosmo-Eggs Exhibition held at the Artizon Museum and first exhibited at the Japan Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition. This volume dives into careful retrospection of the exhibition’s subject matter, as well as consideration on the varied contemporary issues evoked from the work contained within. These contents unfold in discussion between both the artists themselves together with a diverse group of creators.
This volume similarly delves into a variety of topics currently in discussion in the realm of contemporary art. To that end, we welcome Ade Darmawan, director of the upcoming Documenta 15 planned for 2022, together with Masatake Shinohara – a thinker and philosopher touting a new wave of thought on ecology – as they delve into discussion on these topics. The essays contained within also provide narrative on various hot-topics in the realm of art. They include; approaches implementing cultural anthropological perspectives, the dividing-line between music and art, art as an intangible, temporary form, exhibitions archives, among others.
When modern-day myths come to life, what do artists think? What did they put to practice? This volume is sure to become a source of instruction; one that teaches us to live through this current age. Some tools to do so – considering the possibilities that unfurl from this single exhibition, together with the significance of this collective.

$20.24 (+tax) / ¥2,300 (+tax)
Book Size: 257 × 182 mm
Pages: 248 pages
Publication Date: 19th April, 2020
Language: English, Japanese

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