Yoi Kawakubo, "Stella Maris was a name I found in a dream"

10 Nov 2016 – 15 Dec 2016

Event times

Monday–Friday 9.30am–5pm

Cost of entry

Private View: booking essential at: http://www.dajf.org.uk/exhibitions/stella-maris-was-a-name-i-found-in-a-dream-by-yoi-kawakubo/private-view-stella-maris-was-a-name-i-found-in-a-dream-by-yoi-kawakubo

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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189 and 274
  • Tube: Baker St.
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Stella Maris was a name I found in a dream is a new exhibition by the Spanish-born Japanese artist Yoi Kawakubo.


In the show, stories of Caribbean shipwrecks, tango dances and economic forecasts, mixed with dreamlike memories, pseudo-historical impressions, interplanetary travels or Skype interviews conform a body of subtle works comprised of polished walls, literary anagrams, sound and film installation, photographs, cocktail servings or oil paintings.

This elaborate network of intricate and imaginary connections, like fireflies forming fragile and ephemeral constellations on a summer night, takes us through a limbo between the real and the fictional, the past and the future, denial and affirmation. A realm where the answer fades before the question, finally reaching a misty lostness as a starting point for a new journey; a new search for a utopia.

This exhibition is the latest in a series of shows presenting works that Kawakubo has developed over the past two years. Shedding light into remote corners of history, these works deliver an experience that undoubtedly will transport the visitor to an archipelago of musings, mysteries and rumination on the history of mankind.

«J’écris enfin près de la Mer» (At last I am writing close to the sea) wrote Edouard Glissant, in his seminal work that paved the way to gaze beyond the horizon, beyond the Guiding Star, beyond the Stella Maris.

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Yoi Kawakubo

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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

London, United Kingdom

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