Misplace your meds? They may have ended up in the hands of Japanese artist Ai Okubo who – for her first solo show in 4 years – is presenting a series of sculptures created from medication and its respective packaging she found lost or discarded. Whether it’s old receipts, business cards or meds, the Tama Art University graduate has always been obsessed with reconstructing histories based on found objects.
For this show, which just opened at Galerie Tokyo Humanité, Okubo was inspired by the way we conceal our different ailments and conditions yet are forced to carry them with us as we engage and interact with modern day society. Finding pleasure in the random clues that we consciously or unconsciously leave behind, Okubo literally reconstructs our diseases based on the various treatments and conditions associated with the medication she finds.
source: Galerie Tokyo Humanité