13 April 2015

Date: 29th April 2015, from 6.45 pm
Venue: Free World Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
This event is ticketed. Full price £5.00, concessions available

ChimPom, the six-strong artist collective known as the enfant terrible of Japan's art 
scene, create distinctive works that challenge contemporary social problems, and the 
realities that we choose not to see. Formed in Tokyo in 2005, the group's approach is 
underscored by the use of found objects, mass media, and chance. Chim↑Pom work mainly 
in video but their many mixed medium creations look beyond traditional aesthetic 
standards to construct coded narratives that drive compelling messages about limitations 
and boundaries, both literally and figuratively. Through critical thinking and creativity 
they tackle themes including urbanisation, celebrity, and more recently, the tsunami and 
nuclear incidents of 3/11.

Fresh off their success at this year's Prudential Eye Awards, where they won not only
"Best Emerging Artist Using Digital/Video" but were also named "Best Emerging Artist of 
the Year", two members of this provocative collective, Ryuta Ushiro and Ellie, have been 
invited to map Chim↑Pom's diverse career. Preluding their first group exhibition in London, 
by the mountain path held at the White Rainbow Gallery, they will explore how they came 
to be and why their work pushes the limits of contemporary Japanese art and the Japanese 
art scene.

After their presentation, Ushiro and Ellie will be joined in conversation by 

This event is organised in association with Free Word, White Rainbow Gallery and 
Mujin-to Production.

The exhibition by the mountain path will be held at White Rainbow Gallery from 29 April
to 20 June 2015. 

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