Cosmic Wonder Free Press 2

Cosmic Wonder Free Press 2
Author: Cosmic Wonder
Publisher: Nieves
Language: English
Pages: 36
Size: 19.5 x 25.5 cm
Weight: 400 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783905714463
Availability: In stock
Price: €45.00
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This is an open-end art book project that, like a diary, expresses the present state of COSMIC WONDER in printed form. A fold-out poster accompanies each book.

Comprised of letters from friends ''about light'' – Visual collaborations with Elein Fleiss (editor-in-chief of The Purple Journal), Mike Mills (graphic designer/artist/film director) and YOSHIMIO (OOIOO/Boredoms).

Including 2 audio CDs by YOSHIMIO with GAMELAN and LIGHT LODGE by Yukinori Maeda featuring improvised tracks of the live performance held at Center for COSMIC WONDER in Tokyo.

COSMIC WONDER was founded in 1997 by Yukinori Maeda. COSMIC WONDER is a conceptual project comprising various modes of expression from clothing, artwork and publishing to performance. In 2007, The “Center for COSMIC WONDER”, located in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, functions as a site for activities and presentations. In 2016 COSMIC WONDER moved its studio to a traditional house and workshop in Miyama, a remote village in the mountains north of Kyoto, which is designated as a national preservation district of historic buildings. Solo exhibitions include: “COSMIC WONDER: Lightness of Light” at the Iwami Art Museum (2017), “COSMIC WONDER Harmonic Meditation” at Taka Ishii Gallery, Hong Kong (2019). Exhibitions presented as a joint project of COSMIC WONDER and Kogei Punks Sha: “Omizue: Iwamino-kamito-mizu” at the Iwami Art Museum (2016) , “Kami” at Shiseido Gallery, Ginza (2017), “NONO a native spirit of Kami and Cloth” at the Iwami Art Museum (March).

Yukinori Maeda is the founder of COSMIC WONDER, Contemporary artist. He is currently based in Miyama, north of Kyoto. Whether through photography, three-dimensional media, or painting, he expresses a spiritual space inflected with his personal experiences. His solo exhibition include: “UNIVERSAL LOVE” at Taka Ishii Gallery (2009), “ECHOES” at Taka Ishii Gallery (2011), “Splashed Ink Chii Ryugu Sansui-zu” at Taka Ishii Gallery (2018). Group exhibition include: “Space for Your Future” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2007), “MOT Collection: Plastic Memories – to illuminate now” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2010), “Yokohama Triennale 2011: OUR MAGIC HOUR How Much of the World Can We Know?” at the Yokohama Museum of Art (2011), “Photography and Fashion Since the1990s”at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (2020).

Kogei Punks Sha is an artistic unit creating space for human spirit. Formed by Yukinori Maeda and Sumiko Ishii. (Founder of gallery hakuden and Craft designer). Works exhibition include: “Kamino-hirano-awa Water Ceremony” at Gallery Hakuden (2015), “Omizue: Iwamino-kamito-mizu” at Iwami Art Museum (2016) and “Kami” at Shiseido Gallery, Ginza (2017), “NONO a native spirit of Kami and Cloth” at the Iwami Art Museum (2021).