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Date : Sept. 11 - Oct. 24, 2021

Mihoko Ogaki: Milky Way – before the beginning – after the end 2021

Milky Way – Threshold 01 2017

The Maruki Gallery will hold a solo exhibition by Mihoko Ogaki titled “Milky Way–before the beginning–after the end 2021” from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24, 2021. This will be Ogaki’s first large-scale solo exhibition in Japan, featuring approximately 70 works, including “Milky Way,” a series of sculptures based on the motif of human bodies emitting a galaxy-like glow; “Star Tales,” a series of drawings on gampi paper swaying in the wind; video works; and other unreleased works.

When standing in front of Ogaki’s works, the contours of the self and of others become obscured, transcending nationalities and cultural backgrounds, and each viewer will feel their “true self” coming to life within them. Through this exhibition, “Milky Way–before the beginning–after the end 2021,” Ogaki questions, as the Hiroshima Panels that Iri and Toshi Maruki painted together did, how we have attempted to pass on peace and hope to new generations beyond the pains and tragedies suffered by humanity. The exhibition also explores the idea of how we can express ourselves in a world in which each of us is both an individual self yet connected with others, in a realm that has transcended debates concerning conflicts and ethnic strife.​​

In collaboration with: KEN NAKAHASHI

Star Tales-white floating III 2015
Star Tales-flowers constellation 2021

Mihoko Ogaki
Born in Toyama, Japan, in 1973. She graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1995 with a degree in oil painting and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany in 1996. After graduating in 2004 and working in Germany, she returned to Japan in 2010. Major exhibitions include “immortal moment” (solo exhibition, KEN NAKAHASHI, Tokyo, 2019), “THE BODY – The Universe of the Body” (Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, 2019), “Soft Landing” (solo exhibition, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, 2018), “Eternal Moment” (solo exhibition, 44er Haus, Leonding, 2015), “project N 54 Mihoko Ogaki” (solo exhibition, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2013), “No Man’s Land” (French Embassy, 2010).

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