Isobe Yukihisa


Born in 1935 in Tokyo. ISOBE started to produce prints in 1950s and received attentions for the series of the emblem-shaped reliefs in 1960s. Isobe moved to New York in 1965, studied energy and environmental art and integrated information on environment such as biology, geology and meteorology into communication tools of art including colours and shapes. Isobe has deep engagement with ETAT launched in 2000 and presented works representing the past appearance of the Shinanogawa river using poles and scaffolds as well as visualising the trace of a mudslide happened in the region. Past exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2007) and Ichihara Lakeside Museum (2013), ETAT (2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2018,2022), Setouchi Triennale (2013), 2020 “Things Entangling”/Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo), 2021-22 “Aerodream Architecture, Design and Inflatable Structures 1950-2020” ambulante exposition, Jointly organized by Center Pompidou / Center Pompidou-Metz (France), and 2022 “Les Êtres Lieux”, Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris, Le Centre National des arts Plastiques / Minister de la Culture France (France)


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