Ground No Plan – Makoto Aida
The “Visions of the City – Obayashi Foundation Research Program’s” first grant recipient, Makoto Aida, presents his proposal for an ideal city. Aida is contemporary Japanese artist known for his wide-ranging and prolific work featuring observation and critique of popular culture, modern society, politics and war in addition to his occasional exploration of both erotic and grotesque themes. This exhibition will include various media, including conceptual drawings, models, paintings, installations and film, depicting the future city that the artist envisions. As an equally charming and provocative figure, we expect that Aida’s plans and suggestions will be bold, fascinating and somewhat bizarre.