With its origins in the fictional work “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” (1883-1885) depicting the thoughts of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche on “destiny” and making use of features of the Yoyogi area where the gallery is located, this solo exhibition offered an interactive “therapy” concept that encompassed works displayed in public spaces, and a large installation utilizing site-specific elements such as the windows and stairs of the gallery space.
Rika Nakashima studied Fine Art and graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts in London in 2018, prior to which she attended the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2019. Her work takes multiple forms, ranging from site-specific installations and performances to public interventions in urban space. She is interested in notions of liminality and in-betweenness, she explores the non-binary relation between the public and private and investigates the cathartic function of art through gestures which point towards the social construction of bodies and identities.
E-mail: nakashimalika @gmail.com
Gallery TOH, Shibuya City, Tokyo