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Information City
fountain garden/woods of shine/elevators
1996

YANAGI Miwa (Hyogo/1967-)
Direct Print 3pieses:179.4x344.8cm, 179.8x223.4cm, 179.5x344.7cm

With its large open spaces and abundance of products, commercial facilities are attractive places that stimulate the desires of many people. However, in Yanagi's works, the goods and shoppers are removed, leaving exposed to view only a fictitious consumption space with elevator girls, who stage our consumer patterns and activities. While skillfully picking up and displaying the characteristics of Japanese cities gradually undergoing standardization, Yanagi also comments that these are scenes that she herself "would like to see." The image of the "ideal city," completely computer controlled and created according to the artist's ideas, is a masterful expression of the reality of our everyday lives as we try to keep our balance on the border between truth and fiction.


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