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Yutaka Sone
Yutaka Sone: Obsidian
2017
Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Yutaka Sone
Tropical Composition/Canary Island Palm Tree #1, 2012.

November 12, 2017 – March 31, 2018

Curated by the artist, Yutaka Sone: Obsidian is Sone's first institutional solo exhibition in China. The exhibition features works by the artist dating from 2000 to the present, as well as newly commissioned works/installations, collaborations, and performance.

The conceptual framework for the exhibition is the artist's interest in questioning the origin of obsidian—a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an igneous rock which, due to its mutable quality, was used in prehistoric times to fashion into tools. For Sone, obsidian is a substance which helped build human civilisation. The artist has created three new series of marble and ceramic sculptures specifically for this exhibition which are titled Obsidian, Snowballs, and Wooden Logs.

Sone has worked together with volunteers and staff from the Sifang Art Museum to finish the Obsidian series, as well as the largest installation of the artist's Tropical Composition series to date. On the occasion of this exhibition, Sone also invited other artists, including Rirkrit Tiravanija and fellow David Zwirner artist Oscar Murillo, to make use of his marble studio in Chong Wu, China. The artists Eduardo Sarabia, Mandy El-Sayegh, and Taro Wayama are also participating in the show with new sculpture and performance work.

Yutaka Sone 2007

Edited by Susanne Ghez, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, and Philippe Pirotte. Texts by Benjamin Weissman, Philippe Pirotte, Hamza Walker, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

 

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Overall: 76 1/2 x 66 x 43 1/2 inches (194.3 x 167.6 x 110.5 cm) Canvas: 60 x 66 inches (152.4 x 167.6 cm)
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Acrylic on canvas, 8 elephant figurines, various stones, 2 wooden saw horses, 1 plank of wood
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Detail of African Landscape

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One Day After the Opening (2)

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Every Snowflake has a Different Shape (medium) No. 10

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2007

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Every Snowflake has a Different Shape (giant) No. 2

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2005

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