Misako & Rosen, Tokyo

Yuki Okumura

Yuki Okumura’s presentation 29,771 days – 2,094,943 steps” comprises a film, a photographic image, and prints on transparent film on plexiglass, along with its title and poetic introductory text as integral parts of the entire fabric.


Through a confluence of personal recollections and fragmental documents, some of which conflict with each other, all the elements together attempt to reveal the “double” life and work of an unnamed man — seemingly a late Conceptual artist whose identity was kept obscure until he passed away at the age of 81, while developing a highly stoic practice instrumenting dates and steps as a means to consistently portray himself in a rather objective manner. It is the latest project by Okumura, whose practice revisits recent art history as a site of interpersonal relations, on which he often applies his own life and fantasy, driven by his belief in the essential parallelity of worlds and the ultimate interconnectedness between individuals.


Yuki Okumura

29,771 days – 2,094,943 steps (2019)
Scanned and partly overlaid published photographic image; archival pigment, print on paper
Courtesy the artist and MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo