Chiho Aoshima: City Glow
|When||15 Jan 2011 - 17 Jul 2011|
|Where||Museum of Moving Image
35 Avenue at 37 Street
Astoria, NY 11106
City Glow. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
January 15-July 17
City Glow was made by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima in collaboration with New Zealand-based animator Bruce Ferguson. Using a pictorial style derived from traditional and pop sources (Japanese scroll paintings, manga, and anime), City Glow contains a cyclical narrative, which begins with the dawn of a paradisaical garden. Living skyscrapers sprout during the day, only to be overgrown at night by a landscape filled with ghosts and fairies. Chiho Aoshima, born in 1974 in Tokyo, is a member of Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Collective.