Taiwan Muddy Feet

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Drawing inspiration from pre-historic culture, folk aesthetics, and cultural anthropology, this work is based on the artist’s residency experience, and serves as a tribute to all agricultural workers in low-elevation mountains from the early days to the modern times, who have labored with bare feet on the ground. By approaching culture through nature, the work engages the audience in re-examining the inseparable relationship between contemporary people and nature.
Hiroko KUBO

Hiroko KUBO was born in Hiroshima prefecture. She graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Art, Hiroshima City University, and completed the master's course in fine arts at Texas Christian University. While drawing inspiration from prehistoric art, folk art, and theories of cultural humanity, Kubo develops large-scale installations themed on farming, using materials commonly seen in daily life. Her major exhibitions include Saitama Triennale (2020), Rokko Meets Art 2020, Where Life Cultivates - The Future of Art Where Agriculture Open (Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art, 2019), and Matsuri, Matsuri (Spiral Garden [Tokyo], 2018), Setouchi Triennale 2016, etc. She is the recipient of the Grand Prix at the 2017 Rokko Meets Art Open Call Award.

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