In 2000, in his hometown of Nishiwaki in Hyogo Prefecture, Yokoo Tadanori took a flash photograph of a three-way junction at night. The seemingly familiar scenery was transformed, revealing a completely new landscape. Inspired by this photo, Yokoo embarked on the Y-Junctions series, which eventually grew into an ongoing project that could be called his magnum opus. Its introspective world of light and shadow has evolved, going through a phase of explosive, festive color and continuing to generate ever-changing variations to this day.
In 2015, the Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art presented Yokoo Tadanori: Y-Junction Continued, showcasing works in the series from 2006 to 2015. The current exhibition extends and complements that show, focusing on early pieces in the series from 2000 to 2005 as well as more recent ones from 2016 onwards, venturing further into the fascinating world of the Y-Junctions.
The exhibition was originally scheduled to open in 2020 to mark the 20th anniversary of the inception of the series. However, it was postponed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.MORE