Aisuke Kondo

Installation View, MINTMOUE, 2017, Los Angeles, USA
Installation View, TAM (Tokyo Art Museum), 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Installation View, Kyoto Art Center, 2016, Kyoto, Japan
Installation View, Art District_p, 2016, Busan, South Korea
Installation View, CCC - the center for creative communications, 2015, Shizuoka, Japan
Aisuke Kondo, 2014, Installation View at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Aisuke Kondo, Body | Memory | Spirit : About my great-grandfather - 1, 2013
66×100cm
Archival pigment print
Aisuke Kondo, 2015, Installation View at “HUMAN CONDITION“ Stiftung IDXF Breda, Netherlands
Aisuke Kondo, Body | Memory | Spirit : Composition for M "Four corners" - 3, 2015
50×75cm
Archival pigment print
Aisuke Kondo, 2015, Installation View at CCC Shizuoka, Japan
Aisuke Kondo, Melancholia - Portrait of R.O., 2013
150×100cm
Archival pigment print

The artist about his work

I create my art works under the concept "Reconstruction of Memories

By using the method of collage, I work with, I try to reconstruct memories of that, : -Self, Others, History, and Place.-

Recently, I am involved in the project of my great-grandfather, who used to live in San Francisco, U.S. for 47 years.

He was interned in the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah during the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. This was because the U.S. President Franklin D.Roosevelt set Executive Order 9066 in 1942.

In this project, about my great-grandfather and history of Japanese Americans, I create my art works by using the archived materials of my great-grandfather and the Internment of Japanese Americans.

I connect the past to the present with my art works, by doing so, they function as a "memory machine.” In that machine, we can come and go between the past and present through the borders which lie between self, others, history and place.

www.aisukekondo.com

 

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