YOSHITOMO NARA & YNG: CRATED ROOMS IN ICELAND
For his exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum (September 17, 2009 - January 3, 2010), The Crated Rooms, Yoshitomo Nara presented his works within the wooden shipping crates in which they had been transported to the museum. Pictures were hung on the outside of the crates, and figures lurked within their interior nooks. This beautifully produced board book records and continues the show's themes of containment and transportation: it features windows that can be opened to reveal the youthful figures ensconced within their confinements, waiting to be freed by the participation of the reader.
With texts by Markús Andrésson, Gudmundur O. Magnússon, Hafthór Yngvason and Jón Proppé.
Reykjavík: Crymogea, 2014