"Teppei Kaneuji: Towering Something" Installation View

Teppei Kaneuji2013

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
Beijing, China

In “Towering Something,” Kaneuji gathers icons of modern culture and everyday objects—hula hoops, shopping carts, plastic dinosaurs, Doraemon—and assembles them into sculptural and cut-paper collages, resulting in Frankenstein sculptures that explore a separation of purpose and form. “White discharge,” or plastic resin, is poured over the mass of objects and then drips down to cover some pieces entirely, harden into stalactites, and pool on the ground. Intended to fill a mold, the resin instead acts as a shell, indicating a monstrous confrontation and embrace of the ambiguous and meaningless.

This artwork was featured in the UCCA exhibition “Teppei Kaneuji: Towering Something,” 2013


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