Kei Takemura “for dearest You”

Dates: Apr 30 – May 29, 2004

Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to present, “for dearest You”, the gallery debut solo exhibition by Berlin based, Japanese artist, Kei Takemura.
Takemura was born in Tokyo in 1975 and attended Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin from 2000 to 2003. The artist is a recent recipient of the prestigious DAAD Scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/ German Academic Exchange Service). Takemura’s work was included in the group exhibition, Hier and Now, Buero Friedrich (Berlin, 2002), as well as Invisible Birds, Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo,2004).

For her upcoming exhibition, Takemura will show the installation
“To remember the past days more exactly”, amongst other works.

“My purpose for this piece is to remember information precisely and to make it visible through the memory of my relatives or friends.
I try to adapt my works to the places/spaces I work in.
This time, I am working on a life-sized drawing, in order to remember accurately the information of past experiences.
…sewing (embroidery) takes time and through this action I want to retain the missed information in my head and hands”.
Kei Takemura

Sewing (embroidery) takes time
Sewing (embroidery) stays in time
Experience the artist’ “time” through “for dearest You”.