New York based artist Daniel Arsham is taking over Tokyo with two new exhibitions to be displayed at the Nanzuka and Galerie Perrotin institutions in a series of sculptural works.

The multi-disciplinary artist will take viewers on a thought-provoking journey with an exhibition featuring large scale sculptural installations for display in Nanzuka, based upon his fascination with ‘fictitious archaeology’. Featuring a range of cast works revolving around everyday objects, the all-white works create an eery and haunted sense.

As for his second showing, “Colour Shadows” will include a series of hand-stitched sculptures depicting nostalgic characters from the artist’s past including, Tweety Bird, Pepe Le Pew and 3D works of Winnie the Pooh as well as the backpack Arsham used as a child.

“Daniel Arsham, since 2013, has transformed a variety of modern cultural objects — with obsolescence built into their DNA — into crumbling relics. Through the evolution of his ‘Fictional Archaeology’ series, Arsham established his signature sculptural style which employs a unique casting technique to produce objects made from earthly substances including volcanic ash, obsidian, carbon dust and rose quartz,” the gallery says.

Both exhibitions are now open until June 30. Can’t make it to Tokyo? Take a virtual tour of the exhibitions above.

NANZUKA 
2-17-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku 
Tokyo 150-0002 
Japan

Perrotin Tokyo 
Piramide Building, 1F 
6-6-9 Roppongi 
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 
Japan

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