Takashi Kawashima 'Unfinished Topography' (Signed copy)
112 pages, 21.5 × 28cm, Soft cover
1,000 copies printed.
Produced by GP Gallery Tokyo and Artbeat Publishers.
Kawashima's work is study into Natural Disaters and the humans reaction to it on an emotional level.
Takashi Kawashima has taken natural catastrophes such as the Tohoku earthquake and volcano eruptions as a starting point to produce his works. He never presents his work as something ex-post like a documentary. Rather, drawing on novels by Susan Sontag, Michel Houellebecq and Kobo Abe. Kawashima considers the installations he constructs by combining fragments of narratives and images as something implying the near future or as a ground in which to reflect it.
This book, which comprehensively introduces his works since 2011, is an accumulation of fragments of narratives by Kawashima. The book was designed by Swiss art director Philippe Egger who also teaches at ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne).
Kawashima was one of the exhibiting highlights at 2017 Unseen Amsterdam festival.