Gallery: Japanese Artist “Mr.” Uses Piles of Trash to Represent the Emo...

Japanese artist Mr.’s latest exhibition at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea is a conglomeration of sculptural installations made from garbage to pay homage to the victims of last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The stacks of organized trash are made up of Japanese newspapers, mattresses, working TVs, toys, and everyday objects found in a typical Japanese home. Through these groupings of garbage, Mr. hopes to convey the displaced and confused feeling of the Japanese people after the disasters.

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