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Nana Hirose & Kazuma Nagatani

Country(activity based):
Germany
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Born in 1980(Hirose),1982(Nagatani). Since 2007 live and work in Germany.Graduated from University of the Arts Bremen as master student in 2014. Their recent solo exhibitions include "Still Life" at Johann-Friedrich-Danneil-Museum (2017); "A letter from Vienna" at Kuenstlerhaus Salzwedel (2016); "Today is a good day" at Kunstverein Frankfurt Oder (2016). Recent group exhibitions include "Of The Universe" at Weserburg Museum (2014); "71. International Bergisch Art Award"at Kunstmuseum Solingen (2017). Overseas Research Fellow of Pola Art Foundation(2015-2016). They received Audience Award, Erster Voelklinger Art Award (2013), 1st Prize, Award of the University of the Arts Bremen (2012), residency program as stipend of the state of Saxony-Anhalt with support by Nomura Foundation and Contemporary Art Foundation.

About works / performance

Nana Hirose&Kazuma Nagatani_Home as a Birdhouse.jpg

Home as a Birdhouse, 2014, Spruce, pine, fir, 67 cm × 67 cm × 140 cm

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Today is a good day, 2016, dimensions variable Pretzels

Nana Hirose&Kazuma Nagatani_Still Life.jpg

Still Life, ongoing series since 2013, dimensions variable porcelain

Nana Hirose&Kazuma Nagatani_Greenhouse.jpg

Greenhouse, 2014, Spruce, PVC film, cans, planter, various plants from Japan, plastic cups, PET bottles, potting soil, etc, 270 cm × 135 cm × 240 cm

Nana Hirose&Kazuma Nagatani_365 Apartment.jpg

365 Apartments, 2017, ongoing series since 2011, product packaging, tickets, receipts, postcards, memos, etc, dimensions variable

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365 Apartments, 2017, ongoing series since 2011, product packaging, tickets, receipts, postcards, memos, etc, dimensions variable

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We work with the borders of art and everyday life in a contemporary meaning.Through inquiries about what we see and where we are now, we are working on expressing our thought about everyday life that can easily change and destroy even though it is a familiar existence as a space to regulate oneself.
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