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New Born (Bat_B02_silver)
  • Odani Motohiko
    born 1972
    active: Japan
  • New Born (Bat_B02_silver), 2016
  • Where object was made: Tokyo, Japan
  • mixed media
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 65 x 45.9 x 43.3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 25 9/16 x 18 1/16 x 17 1/16 in
  • Courtesy of the artist, Albertz Benda, New York and Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan
  • Not on display
  • EL2016.002
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia", 11-Nov-2016
Composed of spiraling vertebrae-like structures, Japanese artist Odani Motohiko’s complex sculptures span genres, existing between beauty and horror. His creations suggest futuristic prosthetic technology and have been described as “phantoms.” For Temporal Turn, Odani created a new iteration of his ongoing series Sculpture Project 2 (SP2) New Born. While previous works in the series have been bone-colored and fossil-like, this version glimmers with a metallic sheen like the remnant of an alien civilization.