hong kong: i am

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as an embassy of contemporary japanese art, aishonanzuka regularly hosts exhibitions by some of the most interesting budding talents from the land of the rising sun, and as such it occupies a rather unique position in hong kong's flourishing gallery scene. opening today is i am, an exhibition by shuhei yamada. the tokyo-based artist is a keen observer of what goes on in society – especially the one in his home country –and he has been known to dip his toe in an eclectic range of media, and this show is no exception. as a result, the theme of his artworks always indicates various aspects, and most are closely related to the social influence on his living environment. following the tohoku earthquake and related fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, yamada’s creative output saw a clear spike in interrelated references of society, power and country. in the artist's new exhibition the focus is on the friction of cultural interchange in different nations through an ever increasing globalization scheme [on through mar 12]. location: regency centre, 39 wong chuk hang road, phase 1, unit 13a [aberdeen].

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