Eri Takayanagi, Clothes and Stones, 2011, Clothes, plastic bags, stones, 10.5 x 42 x 39.5 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Talion Gallery

Eri Takayanagi


Eri Takayanagi is an artist born in 1962, whose works consist of commonplace objects such as handkerchiefs, mud, curtains and cups. Takayanagi is well known for her characteristic way to show the miraculous “coexistence”of reality itself and things that bear little relation to reality. Opposite to the readymades of Marcel Duchamp, which was created by nullifying the actual function of the everyday objects, Takayanagi affirms and accedes to all of the purposes, meanings, established uses and functions observable in things in everyday life.