Thu, May 19, 2016 3:30 pm
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 4:30 pm
Asakusa1-6- 16 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito TokyoJapón
Asakusa is delighted to introduce the work of Yoshua Okón (b.1970, Mexico City) for his first presentation in Tokyo. Taking the specificity of each geo-political event, Okón creates situations through which fiction and reality intersect in a series of actions by amateur participants. As a convergence of staged situations, documentation, and improvisation, his work is akin to sociological experiments executed for the camera, and explores issues of labor, authority and its legitimacy, often on the boundary of a marginalised community. Based on rigorous research and close intersession with the people in question, Okón‘s work attempts to turn the spectator into an active agent, and makes uncensored commentary on our social realities today.