Yoshitomo Nara

26 Nov 2021-15 Jan 2022
PV 25 Nov 2021, 6-8pm


London – Pace Gallery is delighted to announce Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca, a landmark solo exhibition, opening 26 November 2021. Marking the first show to utilize the full expanse of Pace’s new London gallery, Yoshitomo Nara’s exhibition will be presented across two levels with a major new installation at its centre, and a diverse range of recent paintings, sculpture, and works on cardboard throughout the three galleries. 

Yoshitomo Nara’s practice expertly balances the aesthetics of material with thoughtful reflections on the human experience – pain, war, spirit, politics, loneliness, music, and nature. Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca coincides with the artist’s major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which has been extended through January 2022, and the exhibition, i forgot their names and often can’t remember their faces but remember their voices well at Dallas Contemporary, Texas, March 20–August 22, 2021.

At the cornerstone of the exhibition Nara will present Pinacoteca 2021, a new multi-room installation that is reworked from an earlier project titled London Mayfair House which Nara built from abandoned materials found in a London suburb in 2006. One of only 15 in existence, seven of which are in public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in South Korea and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, this installation offers a rare insight into the artist’s radically multidisciplinary, experiential practice.

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