Hiraki Sawa - Eretz Israel Museum

Hiraki Sawa
The Flow of the River

Hiraki Sawa, Within (2010)
Hiraki Sawa, Within (2010)
Hiraki Sawa, Home (2021)
Hiraki Sawa, Home (2021)
Hiraki Sawa, Absent (2018)
Hiraki Sawa, Absent (2018)
Hiraki Sawa, Pilgrim (2022)
Hiraki Sawa, Pilgrim (2022)

Opens 28 June 2024

Hiraki Sawa was born in 1977 in Japan. He lives and works in London and Japan. Sawa has created over 50 video works, and his art has been featured in exhibitions worldwide. He explores the themes of time, memory, and immigration, which serve as a prism for examining his place in the world while combining animation and photography, fantasy and reality.

The solo exhibition of Sawa’s works at MUZA, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, will feature five video works created since 2010: two color videos – Absent (2018) and Within (2010), and three black-and-white videos – Pilgrim (2022), Home (2021) and Nobody (2023).

The color videos, which will be projected inside special suitcases, appear as floating fairytales, childhood memories of sorts that accompany the artist. The monochrome works capture human journeys – immigrants, flights and passages – and involve an attempt to freeze time. Many of Sawa’s works feature miniature airplanes. Their movement, which creates a mysterious, poetic and meditative atmosphere, alludes to the peregrinations of the artist, who moves between two countries and two cultures.