“shiseido art egg 13” Exhibition-Kiyono Kobayashi-

“Polyphony 1945” (section) 2017 Mixed media

02 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019

Shiseido Gallery

Contemporary Art

In 2006, the Gallery started “shiseido art egg,” an open program that aims at supporting the discovery and creation of new values by fresh, rising artists. Selected artists are provided the opportunity to organize their exhibitions in collaboration with curators, similar to normal exhibitions held at the Shiseido Gallery.

Kobayashi is interested in words written or spoken by human beings, and presents artworks that question the relationships between individuals and society. Based on letters written by women who had just graduated from girls’ school during the war in 1945, she constructs a sound installation that combines the voices of multiple people who read the letters aloud. The effects of speech recall the lives of people from the past.

1982: Born in Ehime Prefecture
2005: Graduated from Cinema Department, Nihon University College of Art
Currently lives in Tokyo
Main activities
2017:Participated in Nakanojo Biennale 2017
2018:Participated in TERATOTERA Festival 2018; theme: “Walls that separate us”


August 2 (Fri) — August 25 (Sun), 2019

Shiseido Gallery
Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building, basement floor, 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo., 104-0061


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