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‘A Blot on the Landscape Rie Iwatake + Junya Kataoka’

THE CONTAINER

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May 29-July 3

Though pursuing very different artistic styles, media artists Rie Iwatake and Junya Kataoka both re-examine and re-contextualize everyday objects through powerfully evocative installations.

Iwatake and Kataoka work with paper and mixed media, presenting them in immersive and often mechanical installations. By redefining the familiar and offering a new perception of ordinary items, the two artists give rise to unique and mysterious worlds.

On display are two sets of work: Kataoka’s “Ghost in the Sellotape,” an installation that projects an image that looks like the surface of the moon but is created by an LED projector and a strip of sticky tape, and a selection from Iwatake’s “Bodyscape” series of uncanny landscapes that reveal themselves to be collages of shunga (erotic prints).

The Container; 1F Hills Daikanyama, 1-8-30 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Nakameguro Stn. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat., Sun., holidays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.). Free. Closed Tue. 03-3770-7750; www.the-container.com