GT8215 “Zeami” 2017


GT8215 “Zeami” 2017 has been named the “Grace of Gravity” series while representing scultprures of the future with a freer form made over a long time by Morio Shinoda in which the floating shape frees itslef from the tension of pillars. The object in the center of the piece floats in the air because it is suspended with many wires. What allows the object to flow is the gravity of the weight connected to the wires.

Morio Shinoda

Born in Tokyo in 1931. Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University and a sculptor. Creates strange and mysterious spaces with metal sculpture known for its Tension and Compression (TC) seeds in which metal blocks are fixed in mid-air with the tension and pressure of steel wires.
◆Exhibited at the Japan International Art Exhibition and Ube Biennale (International Sculpture Competition).
◆Exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1966 and won the 9th Takamura Kotaro Award.
◆Repeatedly won awards including the 1st Japanese Sculpture Exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, the 2nd Hakone Open-Air Museum Award and 4th Asakura Fumio Award
◆ Became the first Asian to win the International Sculpture Center (ISC) Outstanding Sculptor Educator Award in 2000

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