3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

$150, NEW!, Untitled

Kota Ezawa
$150, 2008
Lightbox, 30″ x 40″
NEW!, 2008
Lightbox, 30″ x 40″
Untitled, 2008
Lightbox, 30″ x 40″
01SJ Biennial: Superlight
San Jose Museum of Art
May 10 – August 31, 2008

In his book The System of Objects the French cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard claims that real furniture ceased to exist and that all we are looking for today in furniture stores is solutions to our life’s problems. In front of this background, my new drawings try to decipher the Spring 2007 IKEA catalog as an archive of contemporary problems and their proposed solutions. The drawings further imagine the interiors depicted devoid of their advertisement function as theater stages for the drama of contemporary life.
Kota Ezawa, November 2007