From Koyasan to Borobudur is a two-man exhibition by Indonesian artist Nasirun and Japanese artist Tanada Koji. Tanada Koji uses the ancient traditional wood carving technique of ichiboku zukuri in his sculptures, while Nasirun communicates to his audience through the use of visual language derived from Javanese traditional shadow puppet, also known as wayang.
The idea of this exhibition began with Nasirun’s visit to the sacred mountain Koyasan (Mount Koya) in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, during his solo show at Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, in 2014. The visit left a profound spiritual awakening on him, which was similarly experienced by Tanada Koji when he visited the Buddhist temple Borobudur in Magelang, Indonesia, during his exhibition at OHD Museum in 2015. From Koyasan to Borobudur is a dialogue between the two artists about their profound spiritual experiences that otherwise cannot be explained in words.
Opening Reception: Saturday, 16 January, 6 – 9 pm
Venue: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
When: 16 Jan - 28 Feb 2016,
By: Mizuma Gallery