Professor Shimoyama Exhibits at Wentrup Gallery in Berlin
Professor Devan Shimoyama’s work is part of the group exhibition “Tell me a Tale” on view at Wentrup Gallery in Berlin, Germany, September 9-13.
Taken from the eponymous 2012 track by British singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka, “Tell me a Tale” features a selection of artists whose works depict processes of ‘telling tales.’ Over the course of many centuries, artists have created works that tell stories by presenting narratives from personal histories or other people’s lives and experiences. Artists have created and presented narrative in many endless ways, contextualizing or decontextualizing already existing material to form their story—even by invention—inviting the viewer to imagine the narrative themselves.
“Tell me a Tale” demonstrates the many differing processes and notions the selected artists hold in the telling of stories in their art—from a composed clarity in directing the subjective narration; to themes of empowered, personal artistic responses—there are countless viewpoints and countless angles in which stories can (and indeed are) told.