Exhibition in Berlin, Germany

2014-2015 On Okinawa

This exhibition began as a consideration of the 19th century Okinawa Collection of the Ethnological Museum. Teruya’s current works combine with the collection, WWII remnants and objects from Okinawa. The installation merges past, present and future narratives in a contemplation of the history, life and culture of Teruya’s homeland, Okinawa. The floating presentation is designed with the intention to stimulate the viewer and activate ideas.

On view at Dahlem Ethnological Museum/Asian Art Museum, Berlin, Germany from September 23, 2014 until February 8, 2015, this project was developed in collaboration with Linda Havenstein and curated by Silvia Gaetti, Alexander Hofmann and Siegmar Nahser. Four video works accompany the exhibition. Filmed at the opening, one showcases a performance by Okinawa-based dancer Erina Nakamine, adorned with Teruya’s kimono. Another is a musical performance by Fija Byron, singing lyrics to the melody of Kajadifû. Two additional videos feature interviews with local bracelet artists and Yuken Teruya.

Photography by Jens Ziehe.