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Criterium 99Hiroko Enomoto

Saturday, November 5 - Sunday, January 29, 2023 10:00 - 18:00(no admittance after 17:30)

Criterium comes from the Latin “criterion,” which means a standard. Every exhibition of this series is formed jointly by the artist and the curator.
For the 99th exhibition of the series, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, is pleased to introduce the work of Hiroko Enomoto. Enomoto creates work on the themes of vulnerability and the process of repairing, found in everyday experiences such as encountering and interacting with others.
Since the beginning of her career, Enomoto has presented spatial installations composed of drawings, texts, photographs, videos, and other various media. More recently, she has also developed her interests in materials such as herbs and beeswax, which are used to heal wounds, and has incorporated them into her work and activities.
In this exhibition, Enomoto will present a body of new work that embraces vulnerabilities and memories that are overlooked while prioritizing productivity and consumption, and turns our eyes to the process of accepting that arises through the passage of time and the act of caring.

Photo: Kanai Sawako

Hiroko Enomoto


Received MFA in Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 2011, Enomoto currently lives and works in Gunma, Japan, where she was born.
Her major solo exhibitions include “slow recovery” (ya-gins, Maebashi, 2020) and “A new morning has come” (ya-gins, Maebashi, 2016). She has also taken part in exhibitions such as “River to River” (Maebashi City Center, 2021), “The course of true love never did run smooth” (EUKARYOTE, Tokyo, 2019), “Soureshi” (Honma Shuzo Registered Tangible Cultural Property, Maebashi, 2019). Enomoto received the Grand Prize at the Gunma Biennale for Young Artists in 2015.

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10:00 - 18:00(no admittance after 17:30)




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