Masahito Koshinaka: Please let me...

Masahito Koshinaka: Please let me...

2018 11.29 - 12.25

Opening reception: November 29th (thur.) 18:00 – 20:00 (The artist will be attending the opening reception)
Supported by DMM.make

"three-way", 2018, 40 x 60 cm, C-print, ©Masahito Koshinaka
Press Release

Venue: nca | nichido contemporary art
Exhibition schedule: November 29th (thur.) – December 25th (tue.)
Opening hours: Tue. ~ Sat. 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holidays)
Opening reception: November 29th (thur.) 18:00 – 20:00 (The artist will be attending the opening reception)
Supported by DMM.make

nca | nichido contemporary art is pleased to present Masahito Koshinaka’s solo exhibition “Please let me”.
While looking at his own personal experiences, Koshinaka has been investigating the idea of “group” and “individual” from different perspectives, where that “singularity” finds its position inside the “collectivity”, its raison d'être, and the relation between the two, giving them voice in his works, whether as photographs or videos.
In the background of his works we find conflicting feelings towards those trends that are bonded to group norms, and which are widely taken for granted by Japanese people, and those implicit rules of contemporary societies which are planted by the media. This exhibition focuses on the relation between Japanese people and work, which represents one of the country’s problems today, and deals with episodes that have been extensively covered by the media, or experienced by the artist himself and people close to him in the form of photographs, videos and AR works.

Masahito KOSHINAKA
Born in Osaka, 1979. Currently lives in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Solo exhibitions: “NEWoman ART wall”, NEWoman Department Store, Tokyo (2018) / “Koshinaka Masahito Exhibition”, Gallery PARC, Kyoto (2017) / “from one pixel”, Pola Museum of Art, Hakone (2015) / “Anagolism” C.A.P Kobe, Hyōgo (2015) / “individuals” nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo (2011) / “double word” nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo (2008) / “a view from the view”, VOICE GALLERY, Kyoto (2006) / “Those who go with me”, VOICE GALLERY, Kyoto (2004).
Group exhibitions: “small works”, nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo (2014) / 15th WRO Media Art Biennale. Wrocław, Poland (2014) / BIWAKO biennale, Shiga (2012) / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale FUKUTAKE house (2009) / “Identity IV-curated by Kentaro Ichihara-“ nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo (2008) / UBS Young Art G27, Zürich, Swiss (2007) / “Masahito Koshinaka + Yukihiro Yamagami”, baobab, Kyoto (2007) / “into the photograph, out of the photograph” Third gallery Aya, Osaka, (2007) / “ZONE – PPOETIC MOMENT” Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (2005) / Toyota Triennale, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (2004)
Award: “Mio Photo Award 2000”Tennoji MIO, Osaka (2000)
Collection: UBS Zürich, Swiss / BT Collection / Pola Museum of Art / Others

©2009 nca | nichido contemporary art. All Rights Reserved.