photo: SAIKI Taku
|Copyright Notice||© SONE Yutaka|
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2000|
|Description||Born in Shizuoka, Japan in 1965. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.|
After completing a master’s in architecture at Tokyo University of the Arts, from the early 1990s Sone Yutaka started producing conceptual works using a variety of media including video, performance, sculpture, photographs and drawings. As if reacting against architecture, the aims of which are largely practical, Sone sets himself goals that are considered impracticable, and creates works in the form of projects documenting the processes towards achieving these goals. The results are artworks that could be described as modern-day fairy tales, the product of an imagination that seeks to envision the impossible.
With "Amusement", Sone sought to recreate a scene he witnessed by creating out of marble a threedimensional form based on photographs of an actual roller coaster. "Hong Kong Island / Chinese", which represents a night view of the Hong Kong skyline following the handover to China, "Highway Junction 110-10", which takes as its subject matter freeways in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and "Two-floor Jungle", which depicts a jungle as a two-storied manmade structure, are also sculpted in marble. "Sculpture Garden with Gardener" consists of a series of photographs documenting performances staged in a southern island edited and presented in the form a book. The 61 photographs show the artist wandering through thick jungle holding ‘a magic stick that changes every place into jungle.’ Here, the artist is likening the chaotic world around us to a ‘sculpture garden’ and himself to the ‘gardener’ who creates it. The video work "Hello Bat" consists of footage of countless bats taking off at dusk in a remote forest on the island of Borneo, and is only shown for four minutes at twilight. Using a variety of different media, Sone conjures up realms that extend boundlessly yet remain mutually linked.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
Works and materials by the same artists are listed according to the date of the work in principle.
Works whose dates are unidentified are listed at the end of each item. Some works are not listed according to the date of work due to their relations.
The data of works and materials are listed in order of title, production year, material/technique/form, dimensions, donor’s name, copyright holder and credit for photograph.
Dimensions are given by height (H) x width (W) in centimeters for plane work, and height (H) x width (W) x depth (D) in cm for 3-D work. Diameter (Ø) is used for circular work.
For the name of country or city, the name currently used in English is listed in principle.