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Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition Opens in Iceland

By Iceland Review

World-renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara has created a new installation for the Reykjavík Art Museum in collaboration with Hideki Toyoshima, one of the founders of the design collaborative graf. The exhibition opened in Hafnarhús on Thursday.

“Drawing Room (The Seagull House),” by Yoshitomo Nara, 2007/2008. Installation view: “Tower of the Baltic”; “The Seagull House” ;”Baltic Newcastle,” 2008. Courtesy Galerie Zink, Munich/Berlin.

The room-sized installation, consisting of shipping crates and billboards, places Nara’s iconic images in a new and unexpected context, according to a press release.

Within the shipping crates, visitors will find paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Nara himself. Nara is often associated with the contemporary Japanese Pop art movement, which is known as “Superflat.”

Nara currently lives and works in Tokyo, although his artwork has been exhibited worldwide. Nara has had nearly 40 solo exhibitions since 1984. He is represented by the Michael Zink Gallery in Berlin.

The exhibition runs through January 3, 2010, and is supported by the Japan Foundation.

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