NOWs: Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山 by Yuichiro Tamura

10 August - 17 November 2019 / Nows

Yuichiro Tamura KAIZO 2019, illustrated by Ryoga Seko. Courtesy the artist and Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山

Solo exhibition by Yuichiro Tamura

42 Queen Street
New Plymouth, 4310
Aotearoa New Zealand

Artist Talk with Yuichiro Tamura and curator Sarah Wall

11 am — 12 pm

Galleries 2-4

Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山is the resulting work from Tamura’s time spent in New Plymouth, Aotearoa New Zealand as the 2018 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery International Artist in Residence.

Yuichiro Tamura’s new exhibition Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山 forges unexpected ties between New Plymouth, Aotearoa New Zealand, Mishima and Japan.

Curated by Sarah Wall

The work of Japanese artist Yuichiro Tamura is marked by his extensive ‘search’ into the histories and contexts of specific sites and places in which it is presented. Working in a variety of media, such as video, installation, photography and performance, Tamura builds new narratives out of seemingly unconnected fragments.

Tamura’s exhibition Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山, departs from a number of events that will be well known to the people of New Plymouth. Among them is the filming of The Last Samurai, a momentous occasion which saw Hollywood descend on the region over the summer of 2003. A second is the metamorphosis of a picture theatre into the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Fascination for the film and what’s fondly remembered as the ‘Samurai Summer’, along with the history of the former ‘bug house’, continues to endure amongst local residents to this day.

Presented across four galleries of the Govett-Brewster, Milky Mountain will include videos, archival materials, architectural excavation, original artwork from a comic book commissioned by Tamura for the exhibition, and artworks by Billy Apple from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection.

Join Govett-Brewster International Artist in Residence Yuichiro Tamura and curator Sarah Wall for a walk and talk through Tamura’s new exhibition Milky Mountain | 裏返りの山, followed by a film screening and discussion.