KENSUKE'S ROOM - FOREVER MINE
SEPTIEME Gallery, Paris, France
Curated by Alessandra Chiericato
Residency: November 25 – December 13, 2019
Exhibition: December 14 – January 11, 2020
AN OBSESSIONAL LOVE
The Japanese artist, Kensuke Koike, known for his manipulations of vintage photography, falls madly in love with a stranger who he discovers in a photograph at a flea market in Paris. In residency at SEPTIEME Gallery from November 25th to December 13th, 2019, he will carry out, from roughly fifty reproductions of this image, as many manipulations and reconstructions, covering the gallery walls with his surrealist creations, fed by an obsessive love for a woman he has never known.
With this project, SEPTIEME Gallery and THE ROOM will associate Kensuke Koike’s artistic practice with the gallery space, which will be transformed into a creative space where visitors will be able to discover the artist inhabited by his obsession.
The residency will be followed by an exhibition of the works created, curated by the independent curator and founder of THE ROOM, Alessandra Chiericato.