Nakamura Yuta + Tanimoto Ken

Nakamura Yuta and Tanimoto Ken started working together in 2014. Tanimoto was born in 1973 in Kobe and currently resides in Shiga Prefecture. He completed his postgraduate studies at Kyoto City University of Arts in 1998. Nakamura was born in 1983 in Tokyo and currently resides in Kyoto. He completed a doctorate at Kyoto Seika University in 2011. In their individual projects they both treat artistic expression as a form of “tourism.” Their joint exhibitions have applied the perspective of tourism to the small shrines that can be found beside roads in Japan as well as the tiles that are used on the shrines. This was explored in a series of three exhibitions at Gallery PARC, Kyoto, from 2014 to 2016.