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Private View: Jake Tilson, Finding Tsukiji

27 March — 6:00 pm

Prawn Stall, Tsukiji (2012)
© Jake Tilson


Wednesday 27 March 2019           6.00-7.00pm

White Conduit Projects
1 White Conduit Street
London N1 9EL

Free. Priority booking for Japan Society members and their guests
Booking opens to non-members from Monday 18 March.

Book online here
Booking deadline: 12 noon, Friday 21 March.

London-based artist Jake Tilson is presenting a series of new works from an ongoing project about Tokyo’s famous fish market, Tsukiji, at White Conduit Projects. Finding Tsukiji showcases a large display of ten photo books – a visual encyclopaedia of the market, which the artist produced after travelling to Japan regularly over the past 10 years.

We are delighted to welcome Japan Society members to a special private view of Jake Tilson’s exhibition Finding Tsukiji. Over a period of seven years, Tilson has visited the Tsukiji fish market many times, making drawings, photographs, videos, audio and collecting objects. This exhibition is his artistic archive of the final years of the legendary Tsukiji Market before it moved to its new location in Toyosu in October 2018 after 83 years of operation. The art works capture the extraordinary vibrant place with its noise, carts and forklifts, temporal fit-outs, signs and bustling auctions, and using QR codes, viewers can also listen to the sound of the market.

Exhibition continues until Sunday 7 April 2019

 

Post-event dinner (optional)
We are planning to make a group booking for dinner with the artist at Japanese restaurant Zen Mondo after the private view. The cost for a three course meal is approximately £18, excluding drinks and service charge; you can find the menus and location here; please bring cash with you for group payment.

If you would like to join the dinner, please let us know in your booking.

 

Jake Tilson is an artist, graphic designer and author. He published the arts magazines Cipher (1979–1981) and Atlas (1985–1993), taught in the Communication Design department at the Royal College of Art (1987–1999) and wrote and designed the award winning cookbook A Tale of 12 Kitchens (2006). He was an early adopter of the World Wide Web as a medium for art, using his website The Cooker (1994). A retrospective exhibition of his art work was held at the Museo Internacional de Electrografia in Cuenca, Spain (1997), part funded by The British Council. He has exhibited at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2012. The Tate Gallery Collection bought a photo-work of his from the exhibition A Net of Eels in 2009.

His obsession with typography and architecture extends into his design work. Jake has designed typefaces and signage for theatres with Haworth Tompkins Architects including the RIBA Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre, The National Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre. Rooted in everyday culture with a pervading sense of place, Tilson’s practice spans collage, publishing, cultural commentary, photography and audio work and often focuses on the unremarkable and the everyday whilst purposefully avoiding any sense of spectacle. His work celebrates the survival of the particular in the face of the generic.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email events@japansociety.org.uk or submit the online booking form.

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27 March
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