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“Reparing” Tokyo

Taku Hisamura

<Open Call Project SOCIAL DIVE>

Artist Taku Hisamura, who creates things by making the best of DIY skills, will hold a project themed on “Repairing”. Together with participants in this project, the artist will repair things left behind in the urban spaces of Tokyo. This activity is not simply repairing, but reveals an iconography left by unrepaired parts of objects. By combining visual elements, this is an artwork that localizes history and memory. Moreover, the production process depends on teamwork, aiming for a public space created by anyone who joins.

(As of March 2020)

1: “Bench Repair Workshop” 2017, Otsuka, Saikachidoiseki Park
2: “‘Reparing’ Tokyo” plan image, 2020, Pianta Hongo Shop
3: “‘Reparing’ Tokyo” plan image, 2020, Gallery Kawamatsu


Taku Hisamura (Artist)

Born in Tokyo in 1977, Taku Hisamura graduated from the Department of Sculpture at Tama Art University in 2001. After accidentally joining a lecture given by Todo School in 2003, he was inspired to produce and present his work. By making use of DIY-style technology from embroidery to welding, he creates structures such as pedestals and chairs, and attempts to establish them as works of art from the side of the art institution. Recent major exhibitions include “On the Verge of Fiction” (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2019), “169.8 cm” (Art Laboratory Hashimoto, Sagamihara, 2018), and “Dogo Onsenart” (Dogo Hot Spring and surrounding area, 2018).

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