KATE ROHDE EXHIBITS IN TOKYO
Kate Rohde exhibits in Tokyo - Art Collector
|17 November 2010 | Victorian sculptor Kate Rohde is attracting attention in Tokyo with her first Japanese solo exhibition, Fantasma: Kate Rohde's Chamber of Specimen. The exhibition is being staged at the University of Tokyo, with Rohde’s work displayed in and around a natural history specimen collection in an annex in one of the university’s oldest buildings. |
“When I first visited the annex in April to consider how – and whether – I could show my work here, I was struck by the canisters containing botanical specimens and was inspired to make my own, more colourful resin versions of these,” Rohde told The Daily Yomiuri.
Curator Miyoko Hoshino added: “There aren't many Japanese contemporary artists whose practice works with [the theme of] representation in nature. This seems to be a common theme among Australian artists, and for someone like Rohde – whose work is so unique and fantastical and kawaii [cute] – a traditional white cube setting wouldn't really work.”
The exhibition continues until 5 December 2010.
|Above: Installation view of Kate Rohde's Fantasma exhibition. Courtesy: the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne|