Taro Izumi. ex
Museum Tinguely, 2 September – 15 November 2020
Our large summer exhibition offers an immersion in the quirky, mischief-filled world of Japanese artist Taro Izumi (b. 1976, Nara). Izumi has created a unique creative universe, an organic ecosystem that does not fit into any established artistic category. It closely intermingles sculpture, installation, performance and video: a sculpture becomes an installation, which is in turn made into the scenery for a performance, which itself reappears on the multiple screens that populate his exhibitions.
Izumi interconnects materials such as wood, textiles, plants, fur, furniture and all kinds of recycled items to structures that look like they have been «cobbled together», but were nevertheless precisely assembled, the result of not only high technology and long-term reflection, but also spontaneous energy and a certain immediacy.