Aperto 04

Nerhol Promenade

2016.5.21(Sat.) - 2016.8.28(Sun.)



2016.5.21(Sat.) - 2016.8.28(Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Long - Term Project Room


Mondays (Open on Jul 18, Aug 15) Jul 19



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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
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E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

The artist duo Nerhol was born from a chance encounter between IIDA Ryuta, who creates sculptural works using paper and print media, and TANAKA Yoshihisa, who explores visual information as a graphic designer. As a collaboration, they view paper—a distribution product consumed daily in great volumes—from different perspectives, as a physical object and as an image. The paper sculptures they create inscribed with large quantities of images possess a distinctive three-dimensionality that strikes a deep impression in viewers.
In this exhibition, “Promenade,” Nerhol will present their new series, “multiple–roadside tree,” along with new works employing mirror-paper. Their “multiple-roadside tree” is produced by cutting round slices from roadside trees, little by little, photographing each slice, then greatly enlarging the photos, bundling them, and inscribing them. “Promenade” will perceive the entire art museum as place for strolling. By walking, visitors will activate the artworks, which present varying impression depending on the angle or distance from which they are viewed.

Assistant Curator,
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Related Projects

Special Talk: IIDA Ryuta & TANAKA Yoshihisa (Nerhol) x HOSHINO Futoshi (Lecturer, Aesthetics/Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Kanazawa College of Arts)

Date/time: Saturday May 21, 2015 16:00-17:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Admission: Free

About the “Aperto” Series

  • The exhibition series “Aperto” introduces up-and-coming young artists in a solo exhibition format. As an art museum actively engaged with the contemporary world, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa looks closely at new trends now in the process of forming. Artists and curators collaborate in creating occasions for exhibiting works and act as an intermediary between today’s creation and that of the future. This exhibition series looks at individual artists who, although having little experience with solo or important group exhibitions at art museums, possess sufficient creative motivation to command a solo exhibition and who are expected to make a significant impact in the future. Artists are selected without regard for their nationality or expressive media by the curator at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
    Note: “Aperto” is Italian for “open.”

Artist Profile

  • Nerhol

    Nerhol is an artist unit created in 2007 and composed of TANAKA Yoshihisa (b. 1980) and IIDA Ryuta (b. 1981). Nerhol has participated in exhibitions in museums and galleries in Japan and abroad and consistently produced works that sharply criticize the perennial cycle of consumption, creation, and obsolescence produced by contemporary economic activities. In 2014, Nerhol particpated in Foam Talent Call 2014. Their major exhibitions include a solo show at Foam Photography Museum (Amsterdam, 2015), as well as Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (Korea, 2015), L’Atelier Néerlandais (Paris), and Festival Images 2014, Switzerland.


  • Exhibition catalogue: Promenade

    Contributors: Hoshino Futoshi, Yamamine Junya
    Size: 23 x 15 cm
    Pages: 128 pages
    Language: English / Japanese
    Publication: My Book Service, Inc. / Yutaka Kikutake Gallery
    Price: ¥2,500 (+tax)

    Available at the Museum Shop of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, bookshops in Japan and amazon.co.jp.

  • Leaflet: "Aperto 4 Nerhol: Promenade"

    Format: A5
    Pages: 6 pages
    Language: English / Japanese
    Price: 370JPY (without tax)

    Available at the Museum Shop of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.



Organized by:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)

Supported by:

The Asahi Shimbun Foundation

In Cooperation with:

Canon Marketing Japan Inc.,
Konishi Co., Ltd.,
Top Art Kamakura