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Yuji Agematsu

Contemporary Art

Yuji Agematsu has been transforming the raw material of life into art for nearly thirty years. In the Zip series, an array of objects—collected during the artist’s daily walks through New York City—are displayed on shelves, with each unit of shelves representing a month’s collecting. The pieces are both a record of his wanderings and a repository for the residue of our collective consumption. Collector, curator, and archivist, he states: “I walk around the city during the night too. The empty streets have a feeling akin to a beach when the tide is low. The objects are left where both big and small waves of the consumerist society have ebbed; people call them rubbish, waste, trash, and so on, which nevertheless talk to me, even eloquently at times.”
MEDIUM Mixed media (wood, latex paint, drywall screws, cigarette cellophane wrapper, gum, glitter, unlit match, copper, candy, rubber, plastic netting, hair, rocks, plastic toy, safety pins, popsicle stick, broken mirror shards, floss, computer chip, cardboard, bird skull, lint, Nerds candy, tree bark, shell fragment, tinsel)
DATES 2012
DIMENSIONS shelf dimensions: 11 x 2 1/2 x 30 in. (27.9 x 6.4 x 76.2 cm) each object (31 total): 2 x 2 1/2 in. (5.1 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2012.30.2
CREDIT LINE Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Gallerist Award
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Yuji Agematsu
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CAPTION Yuji Agematsu (Japanese, born 1956). Zip; 02-01-12....02-29-12, 2012. Mixed media (wood, latex paint, drywall screws, cigarette cellophane wrapper, gum, glitter, unlit match, copper, candy, rubber, plastic netting, hair, rocks, plastic toy, safety pins, popsicle stick, broken mirror shards, floss, computer chip, cardboard, bird skull, lint, Nerds candy, tree bark, shell fragment, tinsel), shelf dimensions: 11 x 2 1/2 x 30 in. (27.9 x 6.4 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Gallerist Award, 2012.30.2. © Yuji Agematsu
IMAGE overall, 2012.30.2_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Zip; 02-01-12....02-29-12