Atsushi Adachi “Kioku”

Ouchi Gallery

poster for Atsushi Adachi “Kioku”

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“Everyone has kioku—remembrance or memory—and everyone has made a journey through their own past. … Thus, the kioku that is inscribed upon the soul will record the existence of itself forever.”
- Atsushi Adachi

The Ouchi Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in New York of Atsushi Adachi, Kioku, curated by Asako Zenna. The Japanese word from which the show takes it’s title, “kioku”, has various meanings related to memory. Adachi believes that his works should represent these differing forms of kioku, and views it as his vocation as an artist.

The show will have three series of his works, Inscribed Memories, Specimen of Memories, and Accumulated Memories. He has tried to give appropriate forms to formless memories, often of places and people never to be seen again.

Usually the memories he works with are those, for instance, of pioneers who once headed for new frontiers, and voyagers who left ports knowing they voyaged away, never to return to their hometown. His works strive to be tangible proof of these peoples’ challenges, losses, and nostalgias; to be proof of the easily forgotten which one may physically hold in their hands.

Atsushi Adachi (b. 1988, Japan) lives and works in Yokosuka, Japan. He graduated with a BA from Tokyo Zokei University in 2014. He ranked ninth in the GEISAI#18 Point Ranking, in which the audience votes the most attractive artist at the art festival GEISAI#18, Tokyo (2013), which was founded by Takashi Murakami. His works were then exhibited at the GEISAI#18 Point Ranking Award Winners Exhibition at the gallery Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo (2013). In 2013, He participated in ART KAOHSIUNG, Kaohsiung; Art Expo Malaysia 2013, Kuala Lumpur; as well as the Affordable Art Fair, Singapore. He won the ZOKEI award at the Graduate Exhibition of Tokyo Zokei University (2014).



from April 29, 2014 to May 04, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-04-29 from 19:00 to 22:00


Atsushi Adachi

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