毒山凡太朗 |Bontaro DOKUYAMA
1984年福島県生まれ
2011.3.11、故郷が一変し、途方もない絶望を突きつけられたことが、今まで通り過ぎてきた理不尽や矛盾と向き合うきっかけとなった。と同時に、自身が社畜と化して働き続けてきたサラリーマン生活と、気づくことなく寄生していた刹那にまみれた労働者の群像、現行の社会システムを見つめ、作品制作へと突き動かした。
これまで、過去にネットやメディアで取り上げられた事件や事象の起きた場所をめぐり、「逃げたいのに逃げられない」人々の心理や現実的な状況を目前にし、逃避が不可能となっている状況や社会の同調圧力構造を真正面から受け止め、作品制作をしてきた。そこはジャーナリズム精神に則って邪険に記事として取り上げられたまま放置され、既に世間から忘れ去られた場所、置き去りにされた記憶を再調査することで、見えてきた真実や、新たな打開策を提案し、それらの場所や事象に変化を試みてきた。
誰しもが生活に追われる日常の中では、問題と思える問題を問題として取り上げなくなり、見過ごし、見落としてしまう。もはや風景と化した問題とバカ真面目に向き合い、問題をすり替えることで違った角度から捉えなおしたいと思っている。それは拮抗した社会の歯車を回した先に見られるはずの現実を、この目で見たいという欲求からである。

 

1984 Fukushima, JAPAN
Currently lives in Tokyo. On March 11, 2011, he witnessed the utterly change of his hometown, and he faced deep despair, which became a motivation for him to confront arbitrariness and contradictions that he had overlooked. At the same time, he began to rethink his own life as a salaried employee, who had been working as a corporate slave, and also began to observe the flock of workers, who are made unconscious of their dependency on the current social mechanism. These observations have driven him to create his own artwork. Through creating art works, he has been trying to directly face the inescapable situation and the mental state of people, who “want to escape but cannot escape” in the localities, where media-covered incidents and phenomena happened in the past, and trying to understand the cause and the mechanism of social conformity. By re-researching the forgotten places and memories left-behind by the society, he has been attempting to reveal the reality, and to thresh out new formula to create changes in these places and events. While being chased by everyday life, issues are no longer considered as issues, and they are simply ignored. He wishes to face these issues that have been assimilated and become invisible in the landscape of everyday life, by approaching them from different angles. This is induced by his desire to see the reality that should be present when the society starts to operate.

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Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2018
“Public archive”  Aoyamameguro, Tokyo
2016
“Shudder and Orgasm”  Komagome SOKO, Tokyo
“The 4th branch, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry”  Kasumigaseki, Tokyo
2015
“See you at the hospital”  The Informal Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions  Ebisu, Tokyo
2014

“Mystery Sense”  Nao nakamuraKoenji,Tokyo

Group exhibitions
2018
“Do the right thing”  The Library, Arts & Culture Department | The City of Glendale, USA
“Assembling”  K11 Shenyang, CHINA
“HARSH ASTRAL – The Radiants 2″  Halle fuer Kunst Lueneburg | Lueneburg, Germany
“HARSH ASTRAL – The Radiants 2”  Zurich, Switzerland
“Connective(ity)/Collective(its)”  Underscan, Online
“Gangwon international Biennale”  Gangwon, Korea
2017
“Kogane-cho Bazaar 2017”  Kogane-cho, Kanagawa
“Collective Dissent”  X and Beyond | Copenhagen, Denmark
“Human Landscape”  X and Beyond | Copenhagen, Denmark
“The 20th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art”   Taro Okamoto Museum of ART | Kawasaki, Kanagawa
2015
“Art festival -Trans Arts Tokyo 2015  Opening program”  Kanda, Tokyo  
“Kyo-mo Kikoeruthe exhibition of two artists -“  Iwaki, Fukushima
“Genbutsu Over Dose”  Kenji, Tokyo
“Drift”  Tokyo Metropolitan museum, Tokyo
2014
“Hello, You Monster!”  Space wunderkammer-Toshima park, Tokyo
“Roppongi Art Night 2014”  Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo
“Downer side” -Trans Arts Tokyo 2013-  Kanda, Tokyo
2013

“High-nority”  Mujin-to production, Tokyo

Screening
2018
“AGAINST APATHY TO POLITICS “  Documentary Club TheaterBangkok, Thailand
2017
“Invisible Cities”  Dallas Contemporary, USA
“ExScreen”  RAW Art Space | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016
“Mr Baby Theater Vo.1”  nam gallery | Hatagaya, Tokyo

2014“Bombrai battle vo.1”  Jinbo-cho, Tokyo

Residency
2018
“Art action UK”  London, UK