#4 PRESERVATION (Project Ephemeral) Takayuki Matsuo

When 30 Sep 2019
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where NARS Foundation Studios
210 46th Street #210
Brooklyn, NY 11220
United States
Enquiry 718.768.2765

Join us on September 30th,1-4 pm for #4 Preservation the final iteration of Project Ephemeral by RU artist Takayuki Matsuo. The past three interventions were held in outdoor locations and for this final presentation, Matsuo invites viewers into his studio where he will exhibit pieces from previous installations alongside objects found during the residency period. Matsuo worked to “preserve” the items on display by using similar conservation materials and processes typically used for the preservation of artwork and valuables, with each action ruled by this question: “What is functional and beautiful preservation?”

#4 Presentation is part of Project Ephemeral, a series of four one-day exhibitions held between June and September 2019 in non-white cube locations such as abandoned buildings, streets of New York, roadsides and vacant lots. Following a set of self-assigned rules, Matsuo investigates, cleans, restores, preserves, and archives “the modest thing that is already in there”. Matsuo does not claim these actions as artistic ones but as every day gestures that viewers who happen to be on the spot will interpret as a mirage or a total solar eclipse.

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