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Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other
Oct 12
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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other


Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other is the first and only retrospective exhibition of Japanese contemporary artist Ishida (1973−2005) in the United States. This expansive exhibition of 70+ paintings and works on paper reveals the sense of disorientation and alienation that permeated Japan’s consumer society during and after the recession in the 1990s. The exhibition is organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, where it was on display this summer, and is curated by its Head of Exhibitions, Teresa Velázquez.

Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other opens on Oct 3 and runs through Dec 14, concurrent with Tadao Ando: Museums and Galleries, an exhibition of models, drawings and photographs documenting some of the Pritzker Prize-winning master architect Tadao Ando’s most famous public museums and galleries, also on view at Wrightwood 659.

The work of Japanese artist Tetsuya Ishida (Yaizu, Shizuoka, 1973–Tokyo, 2005) visually depicts the uncertainty and desolation of Japanese society that arose during the artist’s lifetime, stemming from technological advances and successive crises that affected economies and politics across the world. More specifically, Ishida portrays the collective mood of his generation, defined by the bursting bubble of finance and real estate markets and the mass lay-offs that plunged the country into a deep recession in 1991.

All visits to Wrightwood 659 require a reservation. Tickets for Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other and Tadao Ando: Museums and Galleries are available, online only, at https://tickets.wrightwood659.org/events. During the exhibition, free general admission tickets will be released each Monday for the current week. Unless otherwise noted, Wrightwood 659 will be open to the public during Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other on Thursdays 12:00pm – 8:00pm, Fridays 12:00pm – 8:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am – 7:00pm through December 14, 2019. For additional information: https://wrightwood659.org


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