Art duo Nerhol has won acclaim for its ambitious and unique practice that transcends divisions between various concepts and disciplines. Beginning with the two artists’ dialogue, Nerhol sources narratives from the people and places the duo encounters in their lives.

Held concurrently at Dai-ichi Life Gallery and M5 Gallery, “Affect” is based on the room used by General Douglas MacArthur during the Allied Occupation of Japan, which still exists in the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company’s building in Tokyo. It explores the history and role played by building from its requisition by the Occupation authorities after World War II to the present. The exhibition forms an attempt to loosely connect primordial bonds and unconscious influences: the varied and innumerable things that inhabit the world, distant times and places, and seemingly incompatible multiple realities.