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Some of the most exciting art happens on the street, outside the enclosed white walls of a gallery. Shiori Yano, a graduating art student from the prestigious Tama Art University, was inspired by the artists and musicians creating art on her city streets. “Tokyo changes at a dizzying speed but seeing communities being formed and the interactions between people became the inspiration for this project,” writes Yano, referring to her thesis exhibition “Mothers Mountain. Briefly stepping outside and peering into her own ecosystem, Yano picks and chooses from her vast visual memory to create an immersive installation that crystalizes her experience of growing up in Tokyo.

The installation will be on view next week (3.14 – 3.16) in Yokohama.





(this post is part of our review of student artwork from 2014 senior thesis exhibitions. You can see all our coverage of student artwork here)