You are invited to celebrate the opening of Chicago-based photographer Noritaka Minami’s solo show “SGN ” (2019-Present) on Saturday, January 9, 2021, 5:30-8 pm. Minami’s photographs combine his interests in built environments and the historical narratives at work to constitute their absences and presences. This will be the photographer’s first solo show at FLXST Contemporary.
Minami’s exhibition is an investigation of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and the current state of the steel lattice towers first erected by the French as utility poles during the early twentieth century to facilitate the development of the Indochinese Union. Despite the passage of time and the tumultuous history experienced in this region since their construction, these lattice towers endured and remained a consistent presence in the built environment of the city. The major social, political, and economic developments within Vietnamese society in recent decades have led to these structures becoming a truly extraordinary visual sight.
The gallery is on the second floor, Suite 220 (to be let in, please select the gallery’s name on the intercom). There are stairs and an elevator to reach the second floor.
You must book a time slot for the opening reception using the TOCK app or website. Face masks are required at all times in the gallery.
WHAT: Opening Reception: “SGN” (2019-present)
WHO: Noritaka Minami
WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 5:30-8 pm
DURATION: January 9 – February 14, 2021
GALLERY HOURS: By appointment only.
WHERE: FLXST Contemporary, 2251 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616