Tokyo, Japan – WAITINGROOM is pleased to announce exonemo Solo Exhibition, “LO”, through February 23rd to March 24th. “exonemo” is the Japanese artist unit by Kensuke Sembo and Yae Akaiwa formed in 1996 on the Internet, currently based in New York. Originally starting to show their work on the internet, they have been expanding thier activities from installation art, performance, to organizing events, using their own method, and have been leading the Japanese Internet art for more than twenty years. This exhibition is the first solo exhibition of exonemo at our gallery and is the first time in 6 years since they had their last solo exhibiton in Japan. The theme of the exhibition is “incomplete message” and it will showcase several new and past works relating to the same theme; “I randomly love you/ hate you” which was shown at the group exhibition “Hello World – For the Post-Human Age” (Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, 2018) and so on.
The Japanese artist unit by Kensuke Sembo and Yae Akaiwa formed in 1996 on the internet. Starting in 2000, they started their activities in an actual space, presenting installation work, performenace and event organize. Their experimental projects are typically humorous and innovative explorations of the paradoxes of digital and analog computer networked and actual environments in our lives. In 2006, they won the Golden Nica for Net Vision category at Prix Ars Electronica. In 2012, they formed Internet Secret Society named “IDPW” and have been organizing “Internet Yami-Ichi” in both Japan and abroad since then. They live and work in New York since 2015. Their recent exhibitions include a group exhibition “Reincarnation of Media Art” (2018, YCAM, Yamaguchi, Japan), group exhibition “Hello World: For the Post-Human Age” (2018, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan), solo exhibition “The Life-Cycle of Interfaces” (2018, New Media Artspace gallery, Baruch Collage Library, New York, United States), group exhibition “Spirit and Digit” (2016, Electro Museum, Moscow, Russia), solo exhibition “TO THE APES” (2013, Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan) and many more. In an ongoing exhibition “Open Space 2018 – In Transition”, they are showing “Natural Process (created in 2004)” in the collection of Google Inc. for the first time in 14 years.
Open Space 2018 – In Transition Duration : – 3/10 (Sun.), 2019 Venue : NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC] (Tokyo) More Info : http://www.ntticc.or.jp/en/exhibitions/2018/open-space-2018-in-transition/
Illuminating Graphics 2 Duration : 2/22 (Fri.) – 3/28 (Thu.), 2019 Venue : Creation Gallery G8 (Tokyo) More Info : http://rcc.recruit.co.jp/g8/exhibition/201902/201902.html?lang=en
Art Fair Tokyo 2019 Duration : 3/7 (Thu.) – 3/10 (Sun.), 2019 Venue : Tokyo International Forum, Booth G13 (Tokyo) More Info : https://artfairtokyo.com
Whitney.org Online Project Sunrise/Sunset Duration : 2/6, 2019 – Venue : Website of Whitney Museum of Art More Info : https://whitney.org/exhibitions/exonemo