Shelves, Walls and Other Structures
5th Sep 2014 – 4th Oct 2014 · West Space ·
Opening: Thursday 4 September 2014, 6-8pm.
Artist Talk: Thursday 2 October 2014, 5:30-6:30pm.
For his project at West Space, Akira Akira will construct ‘an interior within an interior’ with works based on existing structures such as a clothes rack, ceiling and pendant lights. Governed by functionality and material palette, they constitute an attempt to assemble the fleeting physicality of an atmosphere that sits somewhere between a lingering fog and the last flickering of a fluorescent tube.
Akira Akira lives and works in Melbourne. He has exhibited nationally and internationally with solo and group exhibitions including Out of Doubt: Roppongi Crossing 2013, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2013); Test Site, Hugo Michel Gallery, Adelaide (2013); Assembly, Bus Projects, Melbourne (2013); Enquiry on Porosity, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne (2012) and Shifting Geometries, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC (2012). He graduated with Masters of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013 and Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) from the South Australian School of Art in 2006.