Installation view at Aichi Triennale 2019
Taylor Iida, 2019
Photo: Takeshi Hirabayashi
In the room, well-worn tools and old suit fabrics are exhibited. You see the letters on the wall which read "Taylor Iida", the title of the work. The pictures on the wall show the suit fabrics hanging on rails which were then transferred to this location.
These tools and suit fabrics were transferred from "Taylor Iida", a taylor's shop located 200 meters west of the room. The former owner of the taylor's shop actually used these tools and materials when he took orders to make suits. In the shop where these items came from, there are signs with the name "Taylor Iida" made of acrylic, shelves and display stands to emphasize the absence of the items that are now in the room. The work represents the story that arose between existence and absence, through a series of actions to replace objects in order to emphasize such absence.
- Born 1982 in Toyama, Japan
- Based in Kagawa and Toyama, Japan
Echigo Masashi has worked primarily in installation since completing his studies in architecture at Musashino Art University, creating pieces all over Europe, including the UK, the Netherlands, and Belgium. His process consists of visiting the exhibition location, gathering objects from the area, arranging them in the venue, and, after the exhibition has finished, returning them to where they were found. In his works, the movement of objects overlaps the movement of the artist's body. Their appeal rests in the simplicity of using the authentic movement of a place as a basis for artistic creation, as well as the architectural sense of scale of the installations themselves. Recently, Echigo has been expanding his range of techniques to include video, casting, sound, and more; he has also begun creating works that focus on building a relationship with a given region. In all cases, his pieces originate from relationships between the artist and individuals with whom he has established some common ground.
Selected Works & Awards
|2018||MADE IN CHINA (solo), de Art Center, Beijing, China|
|2017||Loop hole (solo), gallery Muryow, Toyama, Japan|
|2016||The rose, Portland, USA|
Tenement House in Nagono 2-Chome
・8 minutes on foot from Kokusai Center Station on the Sakura-dori Subway Line.
・11 minutes on foot from Nagoya Station.