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The Ikon gallery and the Big Issue

Shimabuku – ‘Something that Floats / Something that Sinks’
24 July – 15 September 2013

Ikon presents the first major survey of work by Shimabuku (b. Kobe, 1969), including installation, video, drawings and sculptural pieces dating back to the early 1990s, when he first emerged as an artist in Japan, up to the present day. As an artist, Shimabuku holds an intense fascination with the natural world and the countless manifestations of human culture within it, encouraging us to break with established habits of perception and enjoy experiences as if they are happening to us for the first time.

Shimabuku – ‘Something that Floats / Something that Sinks’
24 July – 15 September 2013

Ikon presents the first major survey of work by Shimabuku (b. Kobe, 1969), including installation, video, drawings and sculptural pieces dating back to the early 1990s, when he first emerged as an artist in Japan, up to the present day. As an artist, Shimabuku holds an intense fascination with the natural world and the countless manifestations of human culture within it, encouraging us to break with established habits of perception and enjoy experiences as if they are happening to us for the first time.

The Big Issue Birmingham are proud to be working with the Ikon, Shimabuku and this incredible project. Visitors of the exhibition have the opportunity to own a piece of Shimabukus artwork when they buy a Big Issue from our Paradise Forum vendors.

Becky Mitchell, West Midlands Manager ‘This unique opportunity is really exciting for us and something different for our vendors. Its great to make new links in the city and we hope to continue working with the Ikon in the future.’

Ikon is open Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am – 6pm.  Admission is free.

Find out more on the Ikon gallery website.

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