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The Garden of forking paths ; Mira Gojak & Takehito Korganezawa / Mira Gojak, Shihoko Iida, Melissa Keys, Takehito Koganezawa ; curator: Melissa Keys; [artists:] Mira Gojak & Takehito Korganezawa
Bib ID 7897629
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description [Southbank, Victoria] : Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne, [2018] 
©2018 
47 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 9780648258438 (paperback)
Summary

"The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the distinctive practices of Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa, finding points of connection and divergence in the trajectories of these two highly accomplished artists. The project takes its name from the title of modernist Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ intricate and magical short story from 1941. Part philosophy, part science fiction and part riddle, Borges’ The Garden of Forking Paths is a richly multidimensional text that conjures up coexistent but dynamically shifting realms of time and space. The exhibition similarly traces two very different timeframes, durations and approaches to making. Australian artist Mira Gojak presents new work alongside drawings, sculptures, installations and photographs spanning more than twenty years, while the practice of her Japanese counterpart Takehito Koganezawa is represented by performative video drawings and new improvisational works together with a sampling of earlier works on paper. To varying degrees both artists lyrically register the fluid instabilities of existence and consciousness – shifting gravities interspersed with moments of weightlessness, the flux and passage of time, and the very elemental processes of growth, entropy and decay. Tracing the affinities, differences and overlapping and divergent impulses that link and separate Gojak’s and Koganezawa’s work, The Garden of Forking Paths seeks to enter into the evocative, multiple parallel possibilities, realities and territories that they each poetically create."--Publisher website.

Full contents
  • Director's Foreword / Ryan Johnston
  • The Garden of Forking Paths: Mira Gojak & Takehito Koganezawa / Melissa Keys
  • Q & A / Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa with Melissa Keys and Shihoko Iida
  • Artists' biographies
  • List of works.
 
Notes

Edition: 600.

'The Garden of Forking Paths: Mira Gojak & Takehito Koganezawa' Buxton Contemporary University of Melbourne 7 November 2018 - 17 February 2019.

Subjects Buxton, Michael -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.  |  Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Other authors/contributors Gojak, Mira, artist, writer of supplementary textual content  |  Koganezawa, Takehito, artist, writer of supplementary textual content  |  Keys, Melissa, curator, writer of supplementary textual content  |  Iida, Shihoko, curator, writer of supplementary textual content  |  Johnston, Ryan, writer of director's foreword  |  University of Melbourne. Buxton Contemporary, host institution, issuing body
Music Publisher Number BC 03 

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