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Almine Rech

Paraventi: Keiichi Tanaami - パラヴェンティ : 田名網 敬一

Nov 3, 2023 — Jan 29, 2024 | Prada Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

"Paraventi: Keiichi Tanaami - パラヴェンティ : 田名網 敬一"

An exhibition presented by Prada with the support of Fondazione Prada. The solo show, curated by Nicholas Cullinan, is in conjunction with the extensive group exhibition “Paraventi: Folding Screens from the 17th to 21st Centuries” on view at Fondazione Prada in Milan from 26 October 2023 to 26 February 2024.

Conceived as emanations of the Milan exhibition, Prada Rong Zhai in Shanghai and Prada Aoyama Tokyo host two shows, both presenting artistic commissions focusing on how folding screens are currently influenced by our pervasive digital experience. The Tokyo show explores the narrative and performativity dimension of folding screens, alluding to their deployment as props for the Kabuki Theater and in the Kamishibai, a form of street theatre and storytelling by paper images that originated in Buddhist temples in 12th-century Japan and was popular during the 1930s and the post-war period. 

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