Yutaka Sone | David Zwirner
An installation view of the exhibition Yutaka Sone, at David Zwirner New York, dated 1999.

Yutaka Sone

The gallery is pleased to present the work of Japanese artist Yutaka Sone. This will be the artist's first one-person exhibition in the United States. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, most recently in the Cities on the Move exhibition, which was shown in the Louisiana Museum, Humblebaek; the Hayward Gallery, London; the Vienna Secession; and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. Earlier this year his work was also included in the exhibition Unfinished History at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Museum for Contemporary Art in Chicago. The Public Art Fund has commissioned Yutaka Sone to create a public sculpture to be installed here in New York.

Yutaka Sone's work defies easy categorization. Not only can it not be reduced to a single medium–Sone's work encompasses sculpture; drawings; performance; and video–it is also difficult to locate culturally. Although Sone has lived his entire life in Japan, primarily Tokyo, his work does not exploit his heritage. Nor does it aim to emulate strategies of western art. Rather it strives to create its own poetic vocabulary not connected to a particular culture, but to culture at large.

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Dates
September 8October 9, 1999
Artist
Yutaka Sone
An installation view of the exhibition Yutaka Sone, at David Zwirner New York, dated 1999.
An installation view of the exhibition Yutaka Sone, at David Zwirner New York, dated 1999.

Yutaka Sone

Installation view of Amusement, 1998
marble
47.9 x 60.0 x 190.0 cm (18 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 74 13/16 inches)
A sculpture by Yutaka Sone, titled Green Jungle, dated 1999.

Yutaka Sone

Installation view of Green Jungle, 1999
Dried seaweed, sponge, dried flowers, fabric, glue, tree branch, bark, acrylic paint, metal wire, clay
36 x 52 x 78 3/4 inches (92 x 132 x 200 cm)

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