PROJECTS

MEGALOMANIA / メガロマニア (2003)

In 2003, it was decided that solo exhibition would be held at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the year before it was to move and its old building demolished. Yanobe began work on a project to transplant the future city of delusion, “the MEGALOMANIA City”, and exhibit the works he had created from an imagination inspired by the Osaka Expo, formerly a vast city of the future. Yanobe gave the project the title “MEGALOMANIA”.


2003年、移転取り壊しのため最後の年を迎えた国立国際美術館での個展開催が決定した。かつて巨大な未来都市があった大阪万博跡地、ヤノベはそこから得たイマジネーションによってつくり続けてきた作品を一堂に並べ、妄想未来都市を移植するプロジェクトを開始する。

MEGALOMANIA

This collection of works marked a return to his creative origins. Among them was Atom Suit, back from its pilgrimage to the “Ruins of the Future”. At the same time, Yanobe embarked on another project involving the two symbols of the Osaka Expo - the Expo Tower and the Tower of the Sun. Having traveled through time once again to the ruins of the future, Yanobe began to complete his own world of delusion in the form of one vast epic that occupied the entire museum.


自らの創作の原点の地へと戻っていく作品群。その中に「未来の廃墟」への巡礼の旅から帰ってきたアトムスーツの姿があった。同時にヤノベは大阪万博の2つのシンボル、エキスポタワーと太陽の塔をめぐるプロジェクトを敢行。「未来の廃墟への時間旅行」を再び体験したヤノベは美術館を占拠しながら、いよいよ自己の妄想世界を1つの壮大な物語に完結させていくのだった。

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Atom Suit