Yoshitomo Nara

Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can’t

February 26 – June 25, 2023
The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Girl with eyepatch (detail), 2018 © The Art Gallery of Western Australia and the artist.

Spanning works from 2011-2022, this exhibition brings together major sculptural works alongside paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography and covers a time in which Nara has been processing the devastating impact of the Fukushima disaster, which saw his hometown region hit by the combined effects of an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor breakdown.

Dramatically presented in AGWA’s largest gallery space, the works will form a series of interrelated islands that span a range of feeling states. Individually and collectively, they demonstrate Nara’s unsurpassed ability to convey emotional nuance with clarity and moving intensity.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia