The work of Japanese artist Naoya Hatakeyama is concerned largely with the relationship between nature and cities. Comissioned by the CCA, the three series of photographs comprising Scales capture existing architectural models of New York City and Tokyo in a way that challenges notions of scale and the perception of reality.
Naoya Hatakeyama: Scales is the fourth and concluding exhibition in the Tangent series, which brings contemporary artists into dialogue with the CCA Collection and results in newly commissioned works. Six photographs from the Collection selected by Hatakeyama as sources of inspiration are also on view; they depict models developed by architects of the modernist period, and embody various visual strategies developed by the architects that serve to convey their ideas about their projects by manipulating reality.
Curator: Hubertus von Amelunxen, CCA visiting curator, and Louise Désy, CCA.
Graphic design: house9 Design, Montreal.