Makoto Aida’s latest solo exhibition is a fantastic comment on Japan’s stereotypical ‘salary man’ culture.
In ‘E-Baka’, the main focus is inevitably on the piece entitled ‘grey mountian’. The work illustrates piles of deceased salary men, their workaholic bodies entwined with deconstructed messes of office machinery – their livelihood and their downfall. The exhibition also features oil paintings and video installations. This is thought-provoking material from a great contemporary artist.
What: Makoto Aida @ Mizuma Art Gallery http://www.mizuma-art.co.jp/
When: 6th May – 5th June 2010, open 11am – 7pm, closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays
Where: 2nd floor Kagura Building, 3-13 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
How much: free