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Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other (Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2019)

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Tetsuya Ishida
Self-Portrait of Other

Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other is available for online reading through the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía website. Published on the occasion of the museum’s 2019 exhibition, the catalogue includes essays by Teresa Velázquez, Noi Sawaragi, Tamaki Saito, Kuniichi Uno, and Isamu Hirabayashi. Together the texts explore Ishida’s historical and contemporary influences, from manga to realism, capitalist alienation to age-old mythology.

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Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other (Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2019)

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Tetsuya Ishida, Awakening, 1998 © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida

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Tetsuya Ishida
Self-Portrait of Other

October 3–December 14, 2019
Wrightwood 659, Chicago
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In a span of just ten years, Tetsuya Ishida (1973–2005) produced a formidable body of work centered on human isolation and alienation in a world dominated by uncontrollable forces. The exhibition features works that evoke the uncertainty and desolation of a Japanese society drastically altered by the technological advances and successive crises that have affected economies and politics all over the world. This exhibition originated at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, as Autorretrato de otro.

Tetsuya Ishida, Awakening, 1998 © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida

Installation view, Tetsuya Ishida: Autorretrato de otro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, April 12–September 8, 2019. Artwork © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida

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Tetsuya Ishida
Autorretrato de otro

April 12–September 8, 2019
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
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In a span of just ten years, Tetsuya Ishida (1973–2005) produced a formidable body of work centered on isolation and alienation in a world dominated by uncontrollable forces. This exhibition—whose title translates to Self-Portrait of Other—features works that evoke the uncertainty and desolation of a Japanese society drastically altered by the technological advances and successive crises that have affected economies and politics the world over.

Installation view, Tetsuya Ishida: Autorretrato de otro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, April 12–September 8, 2019. Artwork © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida

Tetsuya Ishida, Recalled, 1998 © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida. Photo: Martin Wong

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56th Biennale di Venezia
All the World’s Futures

May 9–November 22, 2015
Giardini and Arsenale, Venice
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All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th Biennale di Venezia, forms a unitary itinerary with over 136 artists from fifty-three countries, of whom eighty-nine are showing in the Biennale for the first time. The world before us today exhibits deep divisions and wounds, pronounced inequalities, and uncertainties as to the future. The exhibition aims to investigate how the tensions of the outside world act on the sensitivities and the vital and expressive energies of artists, on their desires and their inner songs. Work by Georg Baselitz, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Carsten Höller, Tetsuya Ishida, and Taryn Simon is included.

Tetsuya Ishida, Recalled, 1998 © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida. Photo: Martin Wong

Installation view, Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, November 14, 2014–February 22, 2015. Artwork © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida. Photo: © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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Tetsuya Ishida
Saving the World with a Brushstroke

November 14, 2014–February 22, 2015
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
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The eight paintings shown in Saving the World with a Brushstroke cross the spectrum of Tetsuya Ishida’s major themes: workplace and academic pressures, the search for identity, and social dislocation. The exhibition title derives from an observation the artist recorded in a notebook at age twenty-five: “I am strongly drawn to saint-like artists. The people who truly believe that ‘the world is saved a little with each brushstroke.’” Whether Ishida believed his own works offer any salvation is left for each viewer to consider. This is the artist’s first exhibition in the United States.

Installation view, Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, November 14, 2014–February 22, 2015. Artwork © Estate of Tetsuya Ishida. Photo: © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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