Toshihiko Mitsuya

Toshihiko Mitsuya (b. 1979) lives and works in Germany and Japan. He is a 2004 graduate of the Seian University of Art and Design in Otsu, Japan, and his installations and sculptures have shown at numerous venues, including the Sexauer Gallery in Berlin; the Historic Castle Lieberose in Spreewald, Germany; the HUMO Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland; and the Takasaki City Gallery in Gunma, Japan.



Anonymous Relatives in the Aluminum Garden

In 1913, Americans found their first use for aluminum foil: creating identification leg bands for valuable racing and messenger pigeons. Later, when those same birds had bred freely to become an urban nuisance, people realized they could scare them away from rooftops and window ledges with a little adhesive and aluminum foil’s startling silver shine. […]

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