Category Archives: Paper works

Die Vogelwelt Europas und ihre Verbreitung

C-Print, 10 pieces, each 40 x 50 cm

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The atlas “Die Vogelwelt” from 1962 shows in 420 graphics the distribution of birds inhabiting Europe over all continents. Graphics overlaid with the distribution of 480 species of birds inhabiting Europe. Kawabe overlaid 42 species of birds for each graphic.

Exhibitions: Ermekeilkaserne, Bonn (DE) / Take Maracke & Partner, Kiel (DE)
Image: Katalog “DELIKATELINIEN”

Der Weg II

C-print, acrylic lacquer, charcoal, glass, 4 peaces, each 30 x 40 cm

Photo: Kenichi Amano

Photo: Kenichi Amano

Photo: Kenichi Amano

Photo: Kenichi Amano

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Exhibition: Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP)

Continent of Africa / Routes of Migratory

paper, nail

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Photo: Kenichi Amano

There are territorial, geographical, biological, social, economic, moral, aesthetic, performance and decency limits.
In the work “Routes of Migratory” (2015), the silhouette made of coloured cardboard traces the flight routes of migratory birds, and in the work “Continent of Africa” (2015), all boundary lines are seen on the continent Africa. The colourful outlines are loosely hung on small needles, they could be exchanged, removed or replaced. They are fragile and provisional, endangered and changeable, too.
It is striking that the flight paths of the birds on their annual migrations from Africa to Europe and back draw flowing, round and playfully light lines. This makes it possible to associate the boundlessness of flight and any kind of footprint as utopia. The harmonious forms are a counterpart to the often jagged and sharp-edged appearing state boundaries on the southern continent, whose arbitrary drawings document the political drama of Africa.

Photo: Kenichiro Amano

Exhibtions: Ermkeilkaserne, Bonn (DE) / Frappant, Hamburg (DE) / Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP) / VOLTA 14, Basel (CH)
Image: Catalogue “DELIKATELINIEN”

Expurgation

Page, zinc

Photo: Kenichiro Amano

Photo: Kenichiro Amano

Photo: Kenichiro Amano

Photo: Stefan Canham

Photo: Stefan Canham

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Exhibtions: Fukuoka Art Museum, (JP) / Frappant, Hamburg (DE) / Port Gallery T, Osaka (JP) / VOLTA 14, Basel (CH) / Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP)
Images: Katalog “IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION”

Deutsche Spirits

2011-2013, B/W Baryt-Print

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Exhibtions: STORE Contemporary, Dresden (DE) / Port Gallery T, Osaka (JP) / Wassermühle Trittau (DE) / Galerie du Tableau, Marseille (FR) / Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP)
Image: Catalogue “Observer Effect